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"Top tier pharmaceutical company with emphasis on basic research"

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Current Employee - Scientific Associate II in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Scientific Associate II in Cambridge, MA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

large budget, unrestricted research, good culture, beautiful building

Cons

lack of upper management, too large

Other Employee Reviews for Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

  1. "Contractor Army"

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun place with lots of interesting things to work on. Unless you are in the core sciences your most likely a contractor. Even then from what I understand beni's are not that good. But pay rates are good and generally flexible work environment. Regular fiesta's with great food, beer, and wine.

    Cons

    Somewhat of a revolving door of contractors. No obvious path of development or advancement.

    Advice to Management

    If you want employs to be invested int the business then invest in actually employees not contractors.


  2. "Creativity and innovation is encouraged"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great talent pool, innovative mindset, optimistic attitudes. The community of scientists is very intelligent - easy to find like minded colleagues. People are interested to discuss new ideas. If you find the right group of people who support your ideas, you can get a lot done.

    Cons

    Some snobbish attitudes. have to be from the "Ivy" to get automatic credibility. Everybody else has to earn it. "visibility" is a must for being promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Look beyond the surface when assessing leadership capabilities. Be serious about performance management. Promote women and minorities into leadership roles.

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