Novartis Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. RA Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great engagement, great products, great exposure!!!

    Cons

    Development for RA departments complicated from country office to the Global roles

    Advice to Management

    Take in consideration the employees in the filials


  2. Was Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in East Hanover, NJ

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair, good salary, good benefits, cared about their employees, happy place to work. Layer off hard workers and kept those that didn't work but knew the hidden secrets of upper management

    Cons

    Upper management only ones would are important after layoffs. Didn't care what happened to their dedicated employees.

    Advice to Management

    Remember the people who made you what you are. You forgot all about them.


  3. Positive experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Vacaville, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Vacaville, CA

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company had many initiatives that were concerned with the health and wellbeing of their employees.

    Cons

    Unfortunately there was no on-site cafeteria.


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  5. Great company, good benefits, awesome training

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Hardworking people, very knowledgeable and skilled reps

    Cons

    A lot of layoffs in the past several years


  6. Great

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Operations Manager in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Clinical Operations Manager in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance is great

    Cons

    Salary increases should be considered

    Advice to Management

    More Information sharing


  7. Good people in the field, bureaucracy in decision-making

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    First and second lines of management are fair and committed. R&D efforts are outstanding. Benefits are generous.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic decision-making slows decision-making. Company is too conservative to maximize the opportunities derived from R&D. Despite stated commitments to valuing employees, actions don't back up words.


  8. Admin

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    time off at the end of the year

    Cons

    lay offs with no regard for life

    Advice to Management

    Retribution is emanate..


  9. It was great when it was Alcon, but now Novartis has bought Alcon it has changed ttremendously.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hiring a lot of new people.

    Cons

    Pay is a lot less and environment is not as close as it once was.

    Advice to Management

    Remain loyal to those that have been loyal to the company.


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    QA/ QC Analyst

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    Former Employee - QA/QC Analyst in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - QA/QC Analyst in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is used to be nice environment to work with Chiron Corp. After Novartis took over everything is completed different .

    Cons

    I think is all about the business, alway chop! chop! and pressure


  11. Overall review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits including 401(k) match.

    Cons

    It's a Swiss company. They do not know ow yo think or act "outside of the box". New ways of thinking and approaches are not warmly encouraged or embraced.



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