Novartis Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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  1. Clinicial Trials Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gilbertsville, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gilbertsville, PA

    I have been working at Novartis (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work - great benefits and flexibility.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, NJ was to far to drive for me - a 2 1/2 drive.


  2. A challenging yet fair company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair yet challenging objectives. Strong compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Too many changes and lack of constancy of purpose

    Advice to Management

    Keep leaders in roles longer


  3. Great workplace!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Global exposure to talented scientist, knowledge sharing

    Cons

    longer commute times, non-flexible work hours

    Advice to Management

    provide opportunities for flexible work hours


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    Oncology Sales

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Oncology Sales Specialist
    Current Employee - Senior Oncology Sales Specialist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great organization with a lot of opportunities for those who want it. The total compensation package is impressive.

    Cons

    Oncology sales specialist salaries do not compare to the industry standard. Benchmarking results are incorrect. Leadership will not adjust and it has been tough to recruit talent. Additionally, we have lost quality employees due to salary inconsistencies. There is a lot of red tape and management layers and it's difficult to figure out who has decision making power.


  6. Area Sales Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    Big company doing well with lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Very un-organized. Very matter-of-fact attitudes

    Advice to Management

    Establish protocals & objectives with processes


  7. Excellent benefits and opportunities for development.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Group Leader in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Group Leader in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits with 401K match and additional annual company contribution of 5-10% depending on age, good salaries and bonus, opportunity to interact with a global team, opportunities to contribute in different types of activities.

    Cons

    Too many layers of red tape to get things accomplished, not clear who has the authority or is empowered to make decisions. Work-life balance is okay.

    Advice to Management

    None


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    manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    development, culture, people, summer hours, compensation

    Cons

    senior management, decision making, technology, tools,


  9. Great Company I wish they did not sell off division to GSK

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for and to grow. Lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Does not exist anymore. Now part of GSK


  10. Helpful (1)

    Senior Information Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    free parking, gym on site, cafeteria on site, Starbucks on site

    Cons

    male oriented leadership, campus situated in industrial area, old office work spaces, no appropriate childcare near campus

    Advice to Management

    work on the culture


  11. Inspiratal company with great work life balance, but easy to get lost

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Project Manager in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Communications Project Manager in East Hanover, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Work Life Balance Incredible benefits and company advantages Great corporate experience Always fly you first class

    Cons

    As with most large companies there is a gulf between what companies say they do, and what the actually do do. Trouble developing people Loses focus on what your next career path should be Lots of unnecessary procedures Small budget, yet high expectations Confused definition of "empowerment" HR acts like they are there to help you, but more times it feels like they are against you



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