Compare Amgen vs Novartis BETA

See how working at Amgen vs. Novartis compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Amgen vs. Novartis. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Amgen

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Novartis

Employee Ratings

  • Amgen scored higher in 3 areas: Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Novartis scored higher in 5 areas: Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Overall Rating.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 3014 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 6796 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Career Opportunities
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
3.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
3.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
Culture & Values
4.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Amgen Ceo Robert A. Bradway
87%
87%Robert A. Bradway
CEO Approval
Novartis Ceo Vas Narasimhan
89%
89%Vas Narasimhan
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
81%
% Recommend to a friend
86%
Novartis employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 5% higher than Amgen employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
74%
Positive Business Outlook
73%

Salaries

Amgen has 2,230 more total submitted salaries than Novartis.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Scientist343 Salaries
$133,290/yr
Senior Associate196 Salaries
$86,849/yr
Senior Manager213 Salaries
$159,191/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Scientist I71 Salaries
$107,039/yr
Associate Director179 Salaries
$178,618/yr
Director130 Salaries
$216,724/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Amgen.
  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Novartis.
  • Amgen had 11 more reviews than Novartis that mentioned "Decision making" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 276 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 257 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 238 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 201 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 129 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 80 reviews)
Cons
"Decision making"(in 69 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 53 reviews)
Featured Review

I have been working at Amgen for less than a year

Pros

Good culture and very diverse company. Great Benefits and career advancement opportunities.

Cons

Remote company structure and hard to navigate.

Advice to Management

Team structure can be complicated sometimes, so promoting healthy environment around teams and more teamwork efforts will be appreciated. Including some happy hour sessions for teams to get together.

Former Employee - Sr. Financial Analyst

I worked at Novartis full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Culture of diversity and inclusion

Cons

Asked to do more due to lack of staffing

Advice to Management

Management needs to listen to associates that have a legitimate concerns when they voice matters of micro managing style of their immediate supervisor.

Job Postings

Novartis has 773 more recently posted open jobs than Amgen.
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