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"Very serious and uptight. Good science, big egos."

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Current Employee - Scientist I in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Scientist I in Cambridge, MA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Salary is good. Resources are good. Bright minds for discussing ideas.

Cons

Can be slow to change. Management is extremely top down, and has too many layers. Roles are very rigid, difficult to get exposure to areas outside of individual specialty.

Advice to Management

Listen to your employees at all levels- ideas don't always have to come from the top!

Other Employee Reviews for Novartis

  1. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Located close. Good benefits. flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Poor leadership, harrass non degreed people. Poor HR dept. Lack of vision. Create a poor working enviroment. After employment was told they would inform. me to when med. & other benefits ended. I found out when I tried to fill prescription. Total lack of respect. Would not recommend this non caring company to my worst enemy.

    Advice to Management

    Get some management.


  2. "An unsustainable bureaucratic nightmare."

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Novartis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong systems which do not leave much flexibility for the way things are done. This is a pro because consistency is very important in this industry.

    Cons

    The pro is also the con. The systems are so rigid that they stifle new growth and inhibit new or unique ideas. Thinking outside the box is not encouraged, mainly because any ideas are so difficult to implement, that no one wants to expend the effort. As a result, process improvement of any kind takes an army to accomplish.

    Advice to Management

    There is so much dead weight at the Lincoln, NE facility! Getting rid of about half the work force of non-performers would speed up remediation efforts significantly. It would be worthwhile to sit down with each employee and find out what they do all day. Having a management team willing to actually make decisions instead of just scheduling follow-up meetings would help too.

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