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Frimley, England (UK)

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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. "Inspirational company but with some giant egos hindering progress"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Frimley, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Frimley, England (UK)
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    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    For the majority of my time there I loved going to work. I worked on projects within several areas of the UK organisation, and with the leadership team, which gave me quite an honest insight to 'how things are'. Overall, this is an aspirational company with some truly talented individuals and an inspirational portfolio and pipeline. Their development programme is excellent - tough, but bursting with exciting opportunity if you want to carve a career.

    Cons

    One negative result of the development programme, and a general cultural shift in recent times, is that some leaders are focussed primarily on their own career path, to the detriment of progress and good business practices. It can also be quite political which directly impacts the progression of brilliant ideas when middle-managers choose not to back something for bureacratic reasons.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let mediocre leadership qualities and patchy middle management spoil this amazing company.



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