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"The Land of CYA"

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Former Employee - Director in East Hanover, NJ
Former Employee - Director in East Hanover, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

The comp package is quite good, but expect to work hard to keep it.

Cons

The politics are overwhelming, so be prepared to wade through the mire of red tape.
The corporate motto may be "Caring and Curing" but the actuality is "make your numbers or your fired."

Advice to Management

Listen to the employees. Open workspace isn't the answer to becoming a great company.

Other Employee Reviews for Novartis

  1. "Good company to work for."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Investigator in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Research Investigator in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and compensation. Very transparent communication from upper management. Great internal education programs. The company really invests in improving worker's technical and management skills. Very stable financially thus good job security.

    Cons

    Favoritism during promotion. Many initiatives but not clear finish to them. Complicated corporate structure so feels like there are a lot of duplication of efforts. Novartis is trying to simplify but needs to do more.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to people's career development.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Pays well, but you are a cog in the wheel"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pays well
    Tries to focus on innovation
    Not a lot of beuracracy

    Cons

    Every employee is treated like a number, does not value its employees
    Churns and burns people out, senior leadership is a revolving door
    Runs the company like a bank, is unable to invest in the long term health of the business (R&D, IT, etc)

    Advice to Management

    It costs more to bring in outsiders than it does to treat the people you have fairly
    The existing business slow down has finally caught up to our inability to get out of the focus on the current month, current qtr, current year.

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