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: Compensation & Benefits and Work-life balance.
  • Novartis scored higher in 4 areas: Career Opportunities, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 3 areas: Overall Rating, Senior Management and Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 2572 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 5622 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
3.8
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
4.0
Work-life balance
3.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
Senior Management
3.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.1
Culture & Values
4.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Genentech Ceo Alexander Hardy
91%
91%Alexander Hardy
CEO Approval
Novartis Ceo Vas Narasimhan
95%
95%Vas Narasimhan
Novartis employees rated their CEO Approval 4% higher than Genentech employees rated theirs.
% 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 Genentech employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
66%
Positive Business Outlook
76%
Novartis employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 10% higher than Genentech employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Genentech has 2,599 more total submitted salaries than Novartis.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Intern217 Salaries
$28/hr
Research Associate224 Salaries
$91,365/yr
Senior Manager64 Salaries
$183,995/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Associate Director143 Salaries
$168,432/yr
Scientist I71 Salaries
$101,553/yr
Director110 Salaries
$205,044/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Great benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at Genentech.
  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Novartis.
  • Genentech had 16 more reviews than Novartis that mentioned "Decision making" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 264 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 227 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 175 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 166 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 119 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 72 reviews)
Cons
"Decision making"(in 56 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 43 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Contractor - ENGINEER-1

I have been working at Genentech for more than a year

Pros

Great team, good culture and opportunity for work

Cons

Sometimes there is not as much support

Former Employee - Quality Assurance Tester

I worked at Novartis full-time

Pros

Team growth , peer help , positive outlook

Cons

Fast pace, high pressure , takes longer for promotion

Job Postings

Novartis has 1,825 more recently posted open jobs than Genentech.