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Updated Jul 20, 2014

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2.9 43 reviews

53% Approve of the CEO

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Donald W. (Don) DeGolyer

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47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Tough performance culture but opportunity to be entrepreneurial

    Director, BD (Former Employee) Florham Park, NJ

    ProsYou have latitude to try new things and propose projects and strategies. The management is interested in empowering people and their comfort grows as you develop tenure. Coming in you have limited credibility unless you come from another Novartis company.

    ConsIf you do not perform in whatever capacity you are at risk. Particularly true under the previous (George) regime and particularly true if you manage a P&L. You will be working long hours and have a good deal of uncertainty to deal with.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider setting better expectations. Need to develop an integrated global culture and brand from within.

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

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    Work opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsProvides career opportunities to their employees and support growth within organization and company with job rotation, talent reviews and trainings

    ConsEven though salaries are good when compared to competitors, as being in generic sector it is not as good as other pharma companies.

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    Horrible management!

    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    ProsThe few nice people that I worked with.

    ConsClicky and deceitful management and team lead. High turn over. Contractors for life so don't expect to get benefits or to be hired on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the worker bees! They're the ones on the front line and in the trenches while you guys sit in nice offices behind closed doors.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good exposure to generic R&D

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosexcellent infrastructure, synergistic collaboration with Novartis on various levels

    Constoo much politics and lack of clear career pathways for different levels

    Advice to Senior Managementstreamline responsibilities and accountabilties to avoid personality clashes at higher management levels

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    the perfect storm

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prospay and benefits are good

    Consmanagement is incompetent at its best. They run company and employees like a rollercoaster out of control. Rules and policies change like the wind.Extreme and stressful work enviornment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo terrorize another company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Growing

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGrowing company; well supported by Novartis

    ConsNeeded better and consistent leadership

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    concentration camp!

    Packaging Operator (Former Employee) Broomfield, CO

    ProsChristmas gift card best gift

    Consno open door policy, temps treated differently than full time employees

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to employees requests, comments and concerns!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Extremely Unpleasant Work Environment

    Operator (Current Employee) Broomfield, CO

    ProsSteady work schedule, opportunity for overtime, allowance for required footwear, "secure" facility so you don't have to worry about your personal or vehicle's safety, adequate PPE provided and is generally a safe work environment,

    ConsInconsistent mandatory overtime, unprofessional work environment, no support from managers/supervisors, very difficult process for making simple improvements, low pay, 12 month temp to hire period, insignificant pay raises, lower level employees (especially temps) treated poorly, extremely high turn around. In the time I was there I saw many many temps and regular employees get hired then fired/quit within a very short time frame. Small mistakes will get you fired and replaced by someone who doesn't know what they're getting into. They use deceptive techniques that make you think it will be a good place to work long term. Career employees that have been there 10+ years share the same feelings. Random security screenings/searches that will make you late to where ever you have to be after work or late to your work area which affects the product.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to work better with employees and listen to concerns and suggestions. Equipment and facility need to be updated and repaired. There were a lot of improvements being made during my time there and it was good to see that.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Bias Management

    Buyer (Current Employee) Wilson, NC

    ProsCommunity driven - great opportunities for volunteer work in the community

    ConsPoor management - incapable of recognizing and rewarding dedicated employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from within

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible middle management

    Chemist (Former Employee) Wilson, NC

    ProsGreat coworkers, good food in the cafeteria, benefits are competitive.

    ConsSupervisors have little to no people management skills. Some are so afraid to admit that they don't know what they're doing that they'd rather scheme to fire employees than learn from them. Poor communication skills. Supervisors never around to provide assistance because of meetings, however still find a way to delegate their work, and micromanage.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReinterview anyone with a title of supervisor or higher, and get rid of most of them, or find another job for them. This is especially true of the Quality department,and should go all the way to the site director. Also don't allow people to solely interview a friend for management positions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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