Compare Genentech vs Novartis BETA

See how working at Genentech 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 Genentech vs. Novartis. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Genentech

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Novartis

Employee Ratings

  • Genentech scored higher in 2 areas: Overall Rating and Compensation & Benefits.
  • Novartis scored higher in 4 areas: Career Opportunities, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 3 areas: Work-life balance, Senior Management and Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 2129 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 3884 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
Genentech employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Novartis employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
3.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
Culture & Values
4.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Genentech Ceo Alexander Hardy
88%
88%Alexander Hardy
CEO Approval
Novartis Ceo Vas Narasimhan
94%
94%Vas Narasimhan
Novartis employees rated their CEO Approval 6% higher than Genentech employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
79%
% Recommend to a friend
82%
Novartis employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than Genentech employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
63%
Positive Business Outlook
73%
Novartis employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 10% higher than Genentech employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Genentech has 2,184 more total submitted salaries than Novartis.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Intern169 Salaries
$24/hr
Research Associate198 Salaries
$86,609/yr
Senior Manager46 Salaries
$172,773/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Associate Director103 Salaries
$159,506/yr
Scientist I64 Salaries
$96,919/yr
Director73 Salaries
$194,727/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Great benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at Genentech.
  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Novartis.
  • Genentech had 20 more reviews than Novartis that mentioned "Decision making" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 243 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 216 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 155 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 148 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 117 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 71 reviews)
Cons
"Decision making"(in 51 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 43 reviews)
Featured Review
"Good"Oct 27, 2020

Former Employee - Intern

I worked at Genentech full-time for less than a year

Pros

Amazing people to work with, good project

Cons

Salary lower than tech company

Current Employee - Senior Scientist

I have been working at Novartis full-time

Pros

Stability, great culture, good benefits, good learning opportunities, good values

Cons

slow growth can be little more structured

Job Postings

Genentech has 1,205 more recently posted open jobs than Novartis.