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"Good company but be prepared to WORK hard"

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Former Employee - Product Director in East Hanover, NJ
Former Employee - Product Director in East Hanover, NJ
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Training and development, facility, salary and benefits are top notch. There are alot of smart people there that you can learn alot from. One of the best in supporting career development through traditional and untraditional roles.

Cons

Work/life imbalance: associates routinely work 12+ hour days, after hours, vacation. The politics change frequently and the management as a result.

Advice to Management

Make a change and stick with it long enough to see if effective. The organization changes too rapidly to see what is working and what isn't.

Other Employee Reviews for Novartis Pharmaceuticals

  1. "Overall a good place to work until 2009"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Sewell, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Sewell, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very professional, organized company to work

    Cons

    The Management that began in Jan 2009 was horrible. Most of the management was downsized in 2012, so maybe the culture has improved.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they give advice. Have check and balances in place for management.


  2. "Difficult times to work for Big Pharma"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pharmaceutical Representative positions usually offer good salaries, decent bonuses and great benefits. Add the freedom & flexibility that comes with working out of your home and it can be a good job.

    Cons

    Novartis is a very conservative organization that often takes too long to react to marketplace changes. They also face significant patent expirations on key products. So inevitably, the first thing a big pharma company does is reduce sales staff. And Novartis recently cut 65% of their U.S. sales force. During my 10 years in pharma, I had to face at least 7 restructuring/layoff scenarios. That is not a fun way to go through your career.


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