Novartis Pharmaceuticals - Great people, good experience, future opportunities diminishing in sales as pipeline continues to specialize. | Glassdoor
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"Great people, good experience, future opportunities diminishing in sales as pipeline continues to specialize."

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Current Employee - Manager in East Hanover, NJ
Current Employee - Manager in East Hanover, NJ
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Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

I've worked under 10 different people and each one has been a great leader from whom I've learned a lot and been able to develop. Career opportunities exist if you take advantage of them and perform. Benefits outstanding and Novartis takes care of it's employees when they suffer hardship (ie, natural disasters, personal setbacks or layoffs).

Cons

Primary care portfolio limited and unlikely for growth which has resulted in multiple layoffs over the last 6 years. Those remaining must compete with many for remaining jobs; progressive development more difficult as leadership openings shrink rapidly. For sales people, goaling methodology flawed, cumbersome and arbitrary which can be very frustrating and difficult to manage effectively.

Other Employee Reviews for Novartis Pharmaceuticals

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good pipeline, but not a fulfilling environment"

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    Current Employee - Global Trial Leader in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Global Trial Leader 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

    Entry base pay is appropriate and relative to experience.
    Small rotation program available to learn about and to contribute across line functions.
    Good collaborative cross-functional communication can exist if you try hard as a team.
    Interacting with some of the most passionate people I have meet across the industry who know their science and care about the patient.
    Strong pipeline.

    Cons

    Low bonus pay and and no stock options for most worker-bee levels in the company computers to other pharma.
    Strategies for work life balance are implemented in very different ways depending on your direct line management- when they are flexible, they are super flexible. But for those with face-time needing managers, the flexibility does not exist. I've worked for both extremes of the spectrum.
    Too many micromanaging middle managers- influences productivity, morale, deliverables and overall team efficiency.
    Developing your direct reports is not valued. It is great that you work hard to go to bat for others and your direct reports and push hard to support their growth, but it is demoralizing when the next level up does little to support development or praise our level's work or development.
    Commitment to 'diversity' contributes to keeping toxic coworkers thus affecting people and projects negatively.
    Antiquated review and rating system where a lot can get missed and managers can take a few words out of context from a multirater and greaty distort the intent of the contents due to their lack of understanding of a person's contribution to the overall project and their lack of understanding of a role's interaction with other line functions. Some do a disservice to staff by applying a broad stroke to reviews and compare tasks done by all people in a role. We need more adept managers who understand the different cycles of projects and can appreciate the value of contributions in the short and long term. It is very demotivating when management in other departments acknowledges and praises you and your colleagues, but your direct management routinely does the exact opposite.
    Disruptive innovation is not embraced or understood by all management.
    It is not an issue anymore for our family, but did employees are still waiting for the child care center. However they did already build another fitness center, outdoor basketball court, etc.
    A lot of outsourcing of fundamental tasks supportive of the clinical development business.

    Advice to Management

    Know your people, grow your people, let them show you what they can do.


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    Former Employee - Associate Director in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate Director in East Hanover, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work enviroment and conpensation

    Cons

    Keep cutting jobs and no career development

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