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Novartis Pharmaceuticals President André Wyss
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  • Work/Life balance skewed towards work (in 41 reviews)

  • High work load throughout the company and hard to achieve unless you work significant extra hours (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Pharma Rep in Brooklyn, NY"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company car, company benefits such as lunch and gas allowances, ability to hit commission targets

    Cons

    Working alone for most of the day, difficult to become manager until you hit >5 yrs experience in sales


  2. "Pharm Rep"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, car package, and health insurance.

    Cons

    Micromanage employees but different with each DM.

  3. "Good company, mixed selling messages. Puts teammates in competition with each other."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pipeline, well-known company, good "starting point" for pharma. Novartis teaches you fundamental sales skills you need to learn and sell.

    Cons

    Cardiovascular portfolio puts teammates in competition with one another. Diovan going off patent in 2012- because of this there is a lull in the pipeline, it will pick up again in 2013 and beyond.

    Advice to Management

    Clear and concise direction is needed to succeed. With constantly shifting messages and sales focuses, it is difficult to maintain a respectable repertoire with accounts.


  4. "Good place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in East Hanover, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good products, good street name, team environment. Started my career here in order to make Great Work-Life balance. Very collaborative work environment. Great encouragement to the employees from the management for learning courses that contribute to career development, professional and personal growth.

    Cons

    promotional opportunities are scarce, territories are huge It is a big company, and you will feel invariably feel the beauracracies largely attributed to big companies. To get promoted you really have to invest considerable amount of time doing all the extra other things

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to feedback from those out in the field...diversify... not just in the market, but also in mid management team.