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"Used to be managed better 5 years ago"

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Former Employee - ScientistI in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - ScientistI in San Diego, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Nice benefits, ok salary, lunch is subsidized so it is very affordable for a good lunch.

Cons

Has no more vision, the leadership does not show where the institute is headed. Very little communication from above.

Advice to Management

Tell the employees what is happening

Other Employee Reviews for Novartis

  1. Helpful (2)

    "work life balance doesn't exist"

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    Former Employee - Position Being Relocated in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Position Being Relocated in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    they actually have great benefits compared to other lfie sciences companies. of course they can't compete with Genentech.

    Cons

    wow.. to many to list.
    their moto is to keep talent and promote within. i think it's the complete the opposite considering they've mastered in laying off great FTE employees, sending work off shore, and hiring mainly contractors and temps to save money. If you've been with the company for many years, more than likely, your colleagues who have less years with Novartis are making 30-40% more than you. Now, if you have a close relationship with management, then surely they can get you a 30% pay increase on a promotion without hesitation.

    The indians have very long hours while the Chiefs have a 6 hour work day.

    Advice to Management

    if you truly value talent, then do a better job in keeping them.


  2. "Patient-centric mission, performance driven culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    Smart and motivated colleagues, strong dedication to unmet medical need, high investment in learning and talent development

    Cons

    Can be challenging to navigate, but colleagues are generally open to networking

    Advice to Management

    Strengthen career paths for technical experts

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