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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    associate director

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novartis

    Pros

    good benefit, good company value

    Cons

    limited career growth, limited opportunity for leadership training

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    bad place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novartis

    Pros

    good benefits , salary and vacation

    Cons

    unhealthy environment, poor and cut throat management

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience as an entry-level Pharmaceutical Rep

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Novartis full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    In-depth training; excellent for entry level pharma rep. I was extremely fortunate to have an OUTSTANDING District Manager who supports her team through and through. Not only a "manager", rather a "leader", "coach". Marketing messaging is clear with ethical documentation.

    Cons

    During my tenure, the work-life balance was not in balance. A lot of administrative duties that were required yet admin "time" was not allowed during the work week. Time-off policies were reasonable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Clinical research associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Novartis full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice salary for bio-major candidates

    Cons

    Heavy work load, didn't have good work/life balance

  6.  

    Nice campus with many perks including dining options, health center and more

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are very competitive, especially retirement savings plans (DRCP, 401k match, etc.)

    Cons

    Not a lot of consideration for work-life balance. Management talks a good game but doesn't 'walk the walk'

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Multiple areas of responsibility: Sales, Management, Brand, Managed Markets, Market Research, Managed Markets

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance and benefits package, compliance and regulatory were very diligent factors

    Cons

    Political informal hierarchy that did not always take experience or results into account when filling roles, many roles where filled without posting or providing opportunity for people to express interest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve succession planning and ensure that all interested candidates at least have a chance to post and interview for a role before filling

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good opportunity, if you can deal with pressure and attitudes.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at Novartis full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, summer hours, benefits, unlimited sick days, week off between Christmas & New Year

    Cons

    Not all Admins are allowed flex time/WFH. They overwork Admins. Too many policies and meetings. Jobs are thrown at Admins at last minute & need a fast turn around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the support staff feel like a part of the team & not outsiders.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company during the good years. Now they are doing more with less.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Midwest, WY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Midwest, WY

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

    Pros

    Good training. Stable products at the time.

    Cons

    To many cliff patents. Portfolio has now suffered and current produce are me-to products. Lost it's punch. Pipeline is slim despite what you read.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I go beyond management. Advise to leadership-CEO get on the same page as he reps. Understand the industry and you will find your answers for field reps.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    idea place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Summer Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Summer Intern in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Novartis as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    many opportunities to access the latest knowledge and technology in this field. Friendly people

    Cons

    sometime heavy working load, a little bit pushing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Good to much upper management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Sales in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Novartis full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ability to make your own business discissions. You own your own sales number when you are the only rep in the territory.

    Cons

    Not a stable career path. Yearly downsizing can be expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't sell to the reps customers as this at times hurts the rep and closes doors once the manager leaves.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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