Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated December 25, 2014
Updated December 25, 2014
524 Reviews
3.5
524 Reviews
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Novartis Pharmaceuticals President André Wyss
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132 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance with many activities for company bonding (in 39 reviews)

  • Good work-life flexibility, good benefits, good program for continuing education reimbursement (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • The work-life balance is not well balanced and the pressure is difficult to support (in 30 reviews)

  • No work life balance and lack of promotion opportunity (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    3 year postdoc training at NIBR

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    1. biggest Pharm with excellent salary
    2. good reputation
    3. reach tons of projects

    Cons

    1. pay too much attention to presentation skill
    3. too much politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Clinical Development and Medical Affairs and Global Medical Affairs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Highly qualified professionals, great work-life balance.

    Cons

    You will have to accept a demontion one or two levels to have the opportunity to land a new job and gain new skills.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Overall, very positive with room for growth and development

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    The company really strives to produce quality products and overall, allows employees the flexibility to make empowered decisions.

    Cons

    I've experienced very poor to nearly non-existent training.

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  5.  

    Very nice and community-oriented place to work. In tuned with diversity.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good reputable company that makes great products. Very good benefits.

    Cons

    The company can be too political at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More work-life balance needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Great people, good leadership, products and good work life balance!

    Cons

    Large pharmaceutical corporation. A lot of change within the organization past few years.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    some good products, flexible with time

    Cons

    corporate does not get it.

  8.  

    Wary of working for Big Pharma

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Pay, flexible work schedule and benefits

    Cons

    career development, management and culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Tough place to work, though you'll make good coin and learn loads along the way

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. An excellent training ground.
    Good opportunity to have a positive impact on the business while growing your skills in a tough, fast-paced environment.
    If you have strong advocates, your career will take flight.

    Cons

    They'll work you to the bone without a promise of commensurate rewards or job stability; this place is not for the faint of heart. Senior leadership has lots of room for improvement, particularly in terms of driving a clear business strategy versus trying to be perfect at everything. Finance calls the shots; very little external/patient/customer orientation despite the way we brand ourselves and the external accolades we earn.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Management should listen more to their employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Advisor in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Medical Advisor in East Hanover, NJ

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of perks, a lot of flexibility to work remotely and in regards to schedule.

    Cons

    There is a huge lack of communication and cooperation between different functions and between management and employees. There is little openness to challenge of ideas and subject matter experts are usually disregarded. People work in silos, and the organization is hugely political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider listening to your people more, you have a lot of very experienced knowledgable people that can contribute greatly to the business. People are passionate and feel valor ate when they are listened to and considered. Additionally, try to on board people better, a lot of teams, people is thrown to a position with no guidance what so ever and sometimes with not very welcoming teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in East Hanover, NJ

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment and very good senior leadership. Great Diversity programs and policies and treats employees fairly and with respect.

    Cons

    Difficult to gain new positions in other departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay on your excellent financial control and policies but encourage new innovative thinking to develop new marketplaces.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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