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"Awful, just awful"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Too Specialised to Say
Current Employee - Too Specialised to Say
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

despite how the company treats them, the people are great, the science is better than others in the field, great location!

Cons

where do you start? everyone is massively overworked, the company simply does not invest in the business, work-life balance - ha! it is a complete, and I mean complete shambles. Bureaucracy is unbelievable, very conservative (years out of date with the modern world), slow motion train wreck. workforce too scared to speak up - Avoid, avoid

Advice to Management

treat your people better, trust them! employ somewhere near the right number of people to do the job rather than now where everyone has at least two jobs. empower and support, believe in work/life balance dont just occasionally mention it.

Other Employee Reviews for Novartis

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Pay is about average but they think you should value other things higher than pay. HA!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Grimsby, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Grimsby, England (UK)
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I cant really think of any. The best plus I can think of is that I have worked at worse places. Pay is reasonable but falls short of similar jobs in industry such as oil. At my site the budget control was a bit slack so you could hammer the overtime if you did'nt have a life.

    Cons

    Pay falls short of similar jobs in industry such as oil. Thats why I and many like me have left to go to oil companies over the last few years. They seem to believe that workers will take on more and more work for less pay because they enjoy the sense of doing a good job and pay is'nt that important.

    Advice to Management

    Pay counts. Stop sending everyone on stupid courses whereby the lecturer (who is on about £600 a day) tells everybody that pay is not a valid reason to come to work. Idiots.


  2. "Novartis... Top"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Professional in Basel (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Administrative Professional in Basel (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Un environnement professionel international, un lieu de travail des plus agréables (en particulier sur le Campus à Bâle), de nombreuses opportunités de carrière, une rénunmération très correcte, de nombreux autres avantages, financiers, sociaux, personnels

    Cons

    Au vu de la taille de l'entreprise, plus de 10'000 employés en Suisse, on peut se "perdre" dans l'organisation en matrice, savoir qui est responsable pour quoi, qui rapporte à qui.


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