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  1.  

    Great Place

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    • 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

    Opportunities exist to move around but you have to work to find it. Work life balance can be achieved if you prioritize it.

    Cons

    A lot of changes every few years. Restructuring can be difficult and create uncertainty.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Career Development

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of HR encouragement for career development.

    Cons

    It is unclear how decisions are made about hiring. It is an opaque process. It is impossible to move from one department to another.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Novartis Review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    Smart employees, very challenging work

    Cons

    Hard work does not always guarantee a promotion. Seems like the company is more concerned with developing the other countries employees and US employees are not given the same opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair and identify the real talent in the organization and not the chosen ones

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Pay, benefits, opportunities are great! Will not get bored. Lots of work to do. Has been in Lincoln over 100 years.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Administrative in Lincoln, NE

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

    Pros

    Great pay and yearly bonus. Great benefits including short and long term disability. Good job opportunities and the company hires from within. Job openings are available. Transfers to other states for positions are available.

    Cons

    Very stressful work environment. Uncertain of longevity. Has had layoffs. Company not running a lot of products. Uncertain what the future hold. Fear of other layoffs, closing plant, buyout by other company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together and treat people like humans, not numbers. Give better surveys to employees so you get a more true picture of what is really going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Marketing and Sales analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novartis

    Pros

    Really dynamic, lots of projects and challenges

    Cons

    Depend on which country you are, but personal evolution is really low (verify if there is growth in your country, if not structure don't move). There is good salary, but really stable over the years. Management is really based and focus on financial aspects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in East Hanover, NJ

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

    Pros

    Working there as a contract employee. In my department, we are treated the same as the Novartis employees. There are ample opportunities to learn and expand your skill sets. Everyone in my group is very supportive and is willing to help/train each other. We all work together well as a team. The department morale is good and very fortunate to work with a great group of people. Excellent learning experience and being new to the role, I was paired up with a mentor while I learned on the job vs. being thrown work with no guidance or instruction.

    Cons

    At this time there are no permanent openings in my department and no plans for backfill if someone leaves. Keeping an eye out for other permanent job opportunities within the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Overall Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novartis

    Pros

    Solid benefits packages, awards etc., phase II/III pipeline products

    Cons

    inability of Senior Leadership to properly forecast inorganic growth and new product approvals, which has led to the displacement of close to 3000 representatives across several divisions over the past 4/5 years.

  9.  

    Mixed

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Key Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Regional Key Account Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Because it is such a diverse organization there are several areas for career growth.

    Cons

    Poor planning. Many lay offs. Too conservative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase your financial investment in strategic planning.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    operator

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    Current Contractor - Production in Humacao, PR
    Current Contractor - Production in Humacao, PR

    I have been working at Novartis as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    i work because i need the job experience

    Cons

    FDA training,GMP training, safety training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good people, future in doubt

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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

    pay, benefits, people, environment, safety

    Cons

    red tape, low product base, systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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