Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
490 Reviews
3.5
490 Reviews
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Novartis Pharmaceuticals President André Wyss
André Wyss
120 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance with many activities for company bonding (in 36 reviews)

  • good company with good benefits (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Work load is just too much and there is absolutely no work life balance at all (in 24 reviews)

  • No work life balance and lack of promotion opportunity (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    compensation, brand is strong, great company

    Cons

    layoffs abound all the time, low access

  2.  

    I had a great boss at Novartis.

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    Former Employee - Senior Neuro Psych Specialist  in  Cherry Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Neuro Psych Specialist in Cherry Hill, NJ

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great core values and great benefits.

    Cons

    Layoffs and not much of a pipeline.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Novartis

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    None that I can think of at this time.

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  5.  

    Great company - good mobility and opportunities

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    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fabulous benefits and retirement plans

    Cons

    Constant restructurings damage morale and put continuous pressure on change management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Novartis

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    Former Employee - Drug Safety Specialist
    Former Employee - Drug Safety Specialist

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

    Pros

    Was a great learning experience

    Cons

    Contracts should be longer than 6 months

  7.  

    Great company. Good compensation.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Stable. Good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Promotions can be challenging to get.

  8.  

    Was a great company prior to 2008

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    Current Employee - Executive Sales Consultant  in  Greenville, MS
    Current Employee - Executive Sales Consultant in Greenville, MS

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great market base compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Leadership gone and pipeline is lacking for primary care

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Novartis was a great company to me throughout my career, but things are different now

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It was a great place to work and still is in the oncology division

    Cons

    All about bottom line, too many internal processes, they do not value the people that got them to the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find your soul

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    career

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    culture change in 2012 was improvement, but has a long way to go before true culture shift

    Cons

    limited product line and culture was not really changed even thought they really tried to change the culture which was better than "the beatings will continue until morale improves"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do away with review process

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    changing times

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Was a solid company with a strong structure. Looks to the future.

    Cons

    decreasing departments and lack of assistance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start by helping your own people.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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