Compare Novartis vs Alcon BETA

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

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Alcon

Employee Ratings

  • Novartis scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 3966 reviews)
Novartis employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than Alcon employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 1091 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Novartis employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.5 higher than Alcon employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Novartis employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than Alcon employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.5
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.5
Novartis employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than Alcon employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
Novartis employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than Alcon employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.5
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Novartis Ceo Vas Narasimhan
94%
94%Vas Narasimhan
Novartis employees rated their CEO Approval 14% higher than Alcon employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Alcon Ceo David J Endicott
80%
80%David J Endicott
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
83%
Novartis employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 10% higher than Alcon employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
73%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
74%
Novartis employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 17% higher than Alcon employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
56%

Salaries

Novartis has 1,619 more total submitted salaries than Alcon.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Associate Director103 Salaries
$159,447/yr
Director76 Salaries
$195,243/yr
Scientific Associate II66 Salaries
$82,747/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Intern - Hourly18 Salaries
$24/hr
Manager15 Salaries
$121,493/yr
Senior Information Specialist19 Salaries
$110,654/yr

What Employees Say

  • Novartis had 64 more reviews than Alcon that mentioned "Good benefits" as a Pro.
  • "Decision making" was the most mentioned Con at Novartis.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Alcon.
Pros
Pros
"Work environment"(in 158 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 155 reviews)
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 100 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 91 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Decision making"(in 54 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 43 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 45 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 24 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Regulatory Writer

I have been working at Novartis full-time

Pros

Provide a lot of training and culture that foster innovation and curiosity

Cons

Not found at this time

Current Employee - Patent Agent

I have been working at Alcon full-time

Pros

good benefit for even a part timer.

Cons

less promotion opportunity is there.

Advice to Management

keep up a good job!

Job Postings

Novartis has 1,128 more recently posted open jobs than Alcon.