Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
517 Reviews
3.5
517 Reviews
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Novartis Pharmaceuticals President André Wyss
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    11 years experience generally happy with company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Sales Consultant in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Executive Sales Consultant in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good managers, reasonable sales goals, manageable territories

    Cons

    poor product pipeline for the future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue with an business ownership mentality

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Upper management's fantasy world allows them to believe they've reinvented the wheel

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Neuro Psych Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Neuro Psych Specialist in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Direct report management was great

    Cons

    The upper management is either in denial or smoking something

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to "the front lines!" ((Sadly, this will never happen, rather it's easier to stay quiet, check Facebook & collect an unreasonably high salary to look busy while making no difference whatsoever. Thank God for R & D!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Large pharma that tries to stay nimble.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Director in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Executive Director in East Hanover, NJ

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

    Pros

    Diverse workforce. Lots of support functions. Numerous perks (on site gym, matching funds for charitry, on-site restauarants, conmpany store, discounts on personal cell phone servcei etc).

    Cons

    Too many managers who think that "I am senior and therefore smarter." Extremely bureacratic. Very easy to become pigeon-holed. Meidical benefits have become progressively weaker-at one time they were great and now they are barely adequate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Closer oversight of mid-level managers. Tere are too many that seek to advance themselves on the backs of their subordinates, leading to discontent in the trenches.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good process orienteted company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Consultant in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Systems Consultant in East Hanover, NJ

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company, good growth, good opportunities.

    Cons

    Hiring and firing policies,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Changing Industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Sales Consultant in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Executive Sales Consultant in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    A great company over the years

    Cons

    Limited pipeline and products in primary care

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    basic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in West Palm Beach, FL

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    money / benefit good / Good pipline

    Cons

    many changes/ work life balance lack of motivators

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Constantly undergoing change

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    People are nice... but not sure if all are genuine. Employees have lot of perks in the office.

    Cons

    Very unstable. It's not always about who can do the work but who can be the most politically savvy.

  9.  

    Disappointing 2013.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales

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

    Pros

    Hard work equals Great Bonus

    Cons

    Weak Pipe line and Structure

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good years but it is time to move on to a better opportunity.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Good local management in midwest.

    Cons

    General Meds has no pipeline.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work schedules catering to employees, week long shutdown at end of year, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Management is sometimes not open to concerns of employees, yearly/bi-annual layoffs it seems

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