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"Too much politics"

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Current Employee - Director in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Director in Cambridge, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

you get to meet great people, establish professional network

Cons

there is way too much politics, decisions are made by senior management with very little transparency

Advice to Management

focus more on the end goal which is to develop medicine that cures diseases, less on your personal bonus packages

Other Employee Reviews for Novartis

  1. Helpful (4)

    "The Land of CYA"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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.

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