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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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Novartis Pharmaceuticals President André Wyss
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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. "Review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investigator II in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Investigator II in East Hanover, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong patient- and science-focused environment.

    Cons

    Large company, easy to feel small or lost.

    Advice to Management

    Demonstrate/share the efficacy of internal people-building systems.


  2. "Quality Engineer"

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

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Good Company to work for!

    Cons

    No cons for this company!

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "Contractual Employment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Lab/Manufacturing Associate in Holly Springs, NC
    Former Contractor - Lab/Manufacturing Associate in Holly Springs, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    State of the Art Production Facility, Extremely Clean

    Cons

    Good for a recent graduate to get resume builder experience

    Advice to Management

    Manage, focus on, and develop your employees


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  5. "Change change change!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Allows me to work from home, left alone to know when needed in office, good number and diverse restaurants, 3 gyms, child care and primary health care on site. Site improved so very pedestrian friendly.

    Cons

    Constant change within the organisation from the design to those in leadership positions to rumours of more and more change all the while it is business as usual - oh and replacement of major IT systems are being rolled out in parallel. Feels there is no real long term strategy, just short term thinking and immediate requests to make changes happen stretching the workforce more and more, just to meet a short term target.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify and go back to basics and appreciate the value in those you have - a smooth and successful department doesn't mean its workforce is easily replaced.


  6. "Sales rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits at low cost

    Cons

    Very structured but effective management


  7. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits for good talent

    Cons

    No cons as i think

    Advice to Management

    NA


  8. "Expert clinical manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible, priceless experience, team dynamics

    Cons

    open space, all aspects of trial management fall under the CTH


  9. "clinical data manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good work culture, work life balance, good pay rate

    Cons

    contracter can work only for 1 year


  10. "Labratory"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is great and the schedule is very flexible as long as you put in your 8 hour day.

    Cons

    Raises happen once annually and are about 2.5%


  11. "IT compliance engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Company objectives are cross functional coordinated and are shared

    Cons

    Like most pharmaceutical the business is long term risky and closures common



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