Novartis Pharmaceuticals Reviews in East Hanover, NJ | Glassdoor

Novartis Pharmaceuticals East Hanover Reviews

Updated January 20, 2017
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  • Work-life balance may be an issue - the pace is very high (in 40 reviews)

  • No work life balance and lack of promotion opportunity (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "IGM QM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - IGM Manager in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Contractor - IGM Manager in East Hanover, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    String support system with stakeholder interaction for bring projects from development to application launch and operations and ongoing support

    Cons

    Failure to recognize some areas for improvement. Large organization with gaps as a pitfall of being such a large organization. Remediation needed in some areas as all companies

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff and externals. They deal with the problems every day and fix the gaps in the quality system. Also develop a your assets (people) so they can do their jobs rather than just replace them. Look to externals and move them to internal position when they exhibit NVS best interests.


  2. "Pharmacy Student Summer Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Pharmacy Student Summer in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Intern - Pharmacy Student Summer in East Hanover, NJ

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals as an intern

    Pros

    Great Intern program and opportunities to network if you reach out to people.

    Cons

    There were no job opportunities afterwards


  3. "Expert Clinical Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Expert Clinical Manager in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Expert Clinical Manager in East Hanover, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Clinical Managers are able to learn both operational and scientific skills.

    Cons

    There is a high turnover rate.


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    "Executive Sales Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Sales Consultant in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Executive Sales Consultant in East Hanover, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best salary and commissions. Best product trainnings.

    Cons

    Worst district managers. No work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. "Technical Writer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Contractor - Technical Writer in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Contractor - Technical Writer in East Hanover, NJ

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very pleasant working environment and congenial and approachable management. Very ethical with emphasis on quality and earning customer's trust.

    Cons

    None - lovely place to work in!!

    Advice to Management

    Please hire more permanent employees!!


  7. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in East Hanover, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best companies to work for - assignments and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Work/ Life balance is hard at times, but achievable. Multiple changes and reorganizations. This must be a common story in the industry, but disruptive to the career.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the employees - love the employee surveys


  8. "Purchasing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in East Hanover, NJ

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    talented process and operations staff

    Cons

    too many changes on the brand side and deadlines are usually hard to manage


  9. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Intern - Intern in East Hanover, NJ
    Recommends

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is insanely good. People are generally nice, especially to interns. Great dining options, gym, and other cool stuff on campus. Lots of networking opportunities, social events, and people happy to meet for coffee, lunch, or a chat with interns. Super professional, appropriate atmosphere.

    Cons

    Boring-- spent almost as much time trying to find work to do as I did actually working. People seemed to really keep to themselves, except for scheduled networking and endless meetings. People were not rude and cold to and extremely demanding of contractors (not including contractor interns) and lots of IT people. Things get done slowly-- lots of bureaucracy.


  10. "Novartis for lookers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Patient Care Coordinator Neurology in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Patient Care Coordinator Neurology in East Hanover, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture, progressive without being heartless, patients cared for, good people recruited

    Cons

    Unwieldy internal processes, management strangled


  11. "Great company. Engaging and purposeful work. Chaotic but fun"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Learning in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Head of Learning in East Hanover, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The mission and values. Action oriented Great people and energy

    Cons

    Under resourced. The organization demands a lot and is very performance focused

    Advice to Management

    Resource appropriately



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