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Novartis Pharmaceuticals 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. "Novartis Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Hospital/Cardiovascular Specialist in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Executive Hospital/Cardiovascular Specialist in East Hanover, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Overall good company culture

    Cons

    Big Company, always changing. Limited job security

    Advice to Management

    more transparency


  2. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Senior Investigator in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Investigator in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    1. Stable company, good opportunity to learn business

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities; too many levels of approvals to get things done


  3. "Lead Data Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent compensation, good work life balance.

    Cons

    Training was terrible and had to leave due to poor training by assigned colleague.

    Advice to Management

    Better training.


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    "Used to be a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits to longtime employees

    Cons

    Bureaucratic nightmares 'because we said so'


  6. "Contract Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal/Office Manager in Saddle Brook, NJ
    Former Employee - Paralegal/Office Manager in Saddle Brook, NJ

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large company, lots of possibility for lateral movement in company.

    Cons

    Most positions are contract through a secondary company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, terrible big pharma culture"

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    Current Employee - Hospital Account Manager
    Current Employee - Hospital Account Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Absolutely amazing people work here. I have grown a lot, learned a lot. It's very difficult to leave

    Cons

    Difficult Entresto launch. Lots of pressure on reps. Company respond by hiring over 1,000 more reps. Now we are tripping on each other. Waiting for downsize... Hospital strategy needs serious help.

    Advice to Management

    Quality over quantity and give us time. Entresto is an amazing product. Cardiologists are slow to change.


  8. "Safety Physician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working place with good perks
    great colleagues

    Cons

    Poor management, work life balance

    Advice to Management

    transparency


  9. "Area Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in East Hanover, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Great products and commitment to patients.

    Cons

    Poor culture and loyalty to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Decouple stock grants from year end performance reveiws


  10. "Novartis"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals as a contractor

    Pros

    OK to work there short term

    Cons

    OK to leave there when better opportunity


  11. "View from East Hanover NJ"

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    Current Employee - Expert Clinical Manager in Flanders, NJ
    Current Employee - Expert Clinical Manager in Flanders, NJ
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, nice campus, multiple resources for learning, knowledgeable colleagues

    Cons

    It is very difficult to develop career, get promotion or move within the company; almost no safety jobs openings in US

    Advice to Management

    You have to work on improving career opportunities and to not let talent to go to waste



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