Novartis Pharmaceuticals
3.4 of 5 462 reviews
www.pharma.us.novartis.com East Hanover, NJ 5000+ Employees

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated Apr 20, 2014
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4.1 7 reviews

                             

100% Approve of the CEO

Novartis Pharmaceuticals President André Wyss

André Wyss

(3 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A great run company with many benefits for employees. Great atmosphere

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTons of resources, room to grow, contribute, and learn. Work with very smart and impressive people. Campus in East Hanover NJ is beautiful.

    ConsCorporate structure can be hard to get used too, a lot of rules, but this is normal for a pharma company in the US.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider benefits that will attract young intelligent professionals who want to work in the industry but don't necessarily want to live in New Jersey.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Inspirational company but with some giant egos hindering progress

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    Frimley, England (UK)

    ProsFor the majority of my time there I loved going to work. I worked on projects within several areas of the UK organisation, and with the leadership team, which gave me quite an honest insight to 'how things are'. Overall, this is an aspirational company with some truly talented individuals and an inspirational portfolio and pipeline. Their development programme is excellent - tough, but bursting with exciting opportunity if you want to carve a career.

    ConsOne negative result of the development programme, and a general cultural shift in recent times, is that some leaders are focussed primarily on their own career path, to the detriment of progress and good business practices. It can also be quite political which directly impacts the progression of brilliant ideas when middle-managers choose not to back something for bureacratic reasons.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't let mediocre leadership qualities and patchy middle management spoil this amazing company.

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    I was a very successful area sales manager Brilliant time

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    ProsConstant encouraging atmosphere, good rewards for success,

    ConsAs always, a few losers who complain.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work,,encourage again and again

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- The headquarters (in Basel) has quite a lot of networking events - with good food!
    - The main campus is impressive with really great architecture
    - Most jobs have pretty flexible working hours - you don't have to start and end the day at a specific time (clock-in system)

    Cons- Perhaps due to the size of the company, it can be quite disorganised - often you would have trouble finding the right department to help you with certain issues

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    Great place to work!

    Scientist II (Current Employee)
    Horsham, England (UK)

    ProsApprenticeship scheme provided valuable experience while paying for degree.

    ConsLack of job security in UK

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't just drop the top talent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome place to work in

    CPM (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsNice people, massive pipeline - amazing

    Conslong hours a lot of work to do

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    They put far too much on you with extra roster shifts when they choose,they don't care about their workforce

    Senior Associate (Current Employee)
    Liverpool, England (UK)

    ProsPerks such as Pension and Shares

    ConsPoor management who treat there people with no respect,corrupt promotion system,long hours and shifts.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your personnel with respect,stop grinding them into the ground with 5 on 3 off 12hr shifts,look at your management as they don't treat people fairly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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