Sandoz Reviews

Updated August 4, 2015
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  1. Great people, poor management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Sandoz full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Great people to work with (willing to help one another).

    Cons

    Everything is a priority. Too many levels of approval (and presentations, and meetings) to make decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within instead of hiring outsiders.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Sustainability Questionable

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Sandoz

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

    Pros

    Change management is championed. Great Quality Systems processes. Great health care benefit package. Opportunities for international assignments with the mother company; Novartis.

    Cons

    Sandoz leadership is like Nero fiddling whilst Rome burns. Exceptionally high turnover rate with no true drive to root cause by site leadership. Employees are even opting to resign even though they do not have a job waiting for them on the other side of the door.

    Advice to Management

    Site leadership needs to stop pointing the finger and start taking some ownership. This lack of ownership and accountability is apparent with the rank and file.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Production in Broomfield, CO

    I worked at Sandoz

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to work it you want to learn more about pharmaceuticals. There are a lot of departments to move into if your interested.

    Cons

    There are a lot of pros and cons about the industry. It is a big company so production is paramount. You will get lost in the shuffle if your one of the underlings.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more attention to staff needs. Sometimes staff gets lost in the shuffle when production is made paramount. Need better leaders that care about staff.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Sandoz

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech III in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Tech III in Broomfield, CO

    I have been working at Sandoz full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. If you like OT this is the place to be. First shift hours are good for operations workers.

    Cons

    No advancement, lack of development, training department loses training documents, no work life balance for operations.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Sales

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Sandoz full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good teammates. Benefits are good because they are through Novartis. Interesting bringing a new molecule and drug class to market.

    Cons

    The support came from colleagues and not management. Upper management at PharmaDerm discriminates, has unrealistic expectations, and is disorganized. Lie after lie after lie.

    Advice to Management

    Change the culture and appreciate your sales force. Lift them up, don't beat them down. Take responsibility for mistakes instead of pointing fingers.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Don't recommend

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Sandoz

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hard working and very knowledgeable people dedicated to moving the company forward in a positive way.

    Cons

    Current U.S. CEO (PG) has destroyed Sandoz senior management, morale, the culture, and SDZ reputation as a leader and good supplier to the U.S. Market. HR Does nothing but work tirelessly trying to fill the massive number of open positions due to the high turnover - they are drones to the VP of HR. employees work 24/7 , not to improve the long term viability and reputation of Sandoz, but rather to update meaningless slides for the CEO who continues to fool senior management into thinking he and SDZ are doing well. He has no long term strategy because he doesn't know the market and he knows he won't be there long term.

    Advice to Management

    Peter - punch that experience ticket and move on before you do any more damage to the employees, the morale, and SDZ reputation.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Supply Chain

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sandoz

    Pros

    Great Benefits and health insurance is okay,little pricy

    Cons

    No respect for family time.Working hours are insane including weekends

    Advice to Management

    Focus on hiring people that actual do the work and hold of on management hiring


  9. Helpful (1)

    Accountant

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Accountant in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Sandoz full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits. Job stability. Free dinner if you work past 7.

    Cons

    Long long work hours, especially during closing in finance - accounting department.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when you ladle on the workload of 2 people onto 1. Or they will leave.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Hardcore

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Validation Engineer in Wilson, NC
    Former Employee - Validation Engineer in Wilson, NC

    I worked at Sandoz full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and pay. If you were not in a job directly related to the 24 / 7 manufacturing it seem like a great place to work.

    Cons

    Extremely fast paced. Long hours and 24/7 availability was expected. No document control system, and too much wasted paper and time. Validation folks tortured while some groups worked 8-5 M-F.

    Advice to Management

    Have confidence in your procedures and don't over-kill everything.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Negative

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

    I have been working at Sandoz

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    PharmaDerm has a good product. Talented colleagues.

    Cons

    Low pay and bonuses compared to competitors. High pressure and no accountability from executives. Disorganized. Unrealistic expectations. Under appreciated. No real perks for being a "specialty" company.



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