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"Good but don't count on Employee Development unless your in top 2%"

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Current Employee - Manager in East Hanover, NJ
Current Employee - Manager in East Hanover, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

The company offers competitive salary, benefits and generous time off. The facilities and amenities are fantastic and the company holds campaigns/activities to engage the employees in various activities. Flex time and telecommuting are also allowed but at the discretion of each manager. Lots of employee resource group activities to support diversity and understanding among the diverse employee base. Rewards and recognitions programs in place and LOTS of town hall meetings and communication forums from senior management.

Cons

Employee development not taken serious unless you are in top/key player in company. The company has been undergoing large layoffs. As a result, the remaining employees are overworked and stressed out. Work life balance means working from home in the evenings after putting in a 8 - 10 hour day at the office. Most employees also respond to calls, emails or requests when on vacation.

Advice to Management

Show an interest in ALL employee career development and hold vacation time sacred so your words and actions align. Employees are overworked and way too stressed out so start figuring out what information is really needed vs. asking for every variation or minute piece of detail.

Other Employee Reviews for Novartis Pharmaceuticals

  1. "Poor management and heading in wrong direction"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Sales Consultant in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Executive Sales Consultant in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Novartis use to be a great place to work but the culture has changed for the worst. Constant changes, management not supportive and HR non-existent. Pipeline gone and not much promising in near future. Very unethic with customers and their dealings.

    Cons

    Very unethic with customers and their dealings. Downsizing every 18 months and constant staff changes. No constancty for customers.Pipeline gone and not much promising in near future.

    Advice to Management

    Fire them all and start over!


  2. "The job for you if you like change."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Associate in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Associate in Santa Rosa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They did their best to look after their employees and stay customer focused in a changing industry.

    Cons

    They constantly changed direction, so much it would make your head spin.

    Advice to Management

    In the end, they treat people like a number, not a person. Don't loose sight of the people that keep the business running.

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