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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated August 17, 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. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guatemala City (Guatemala)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guatemala City (Guatemala)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (Less than a year)

    Pros

    super healthy enviroment everyone is super helpful you always feel welcome

    Cons

    none that i can think of


  2. "Sales"

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

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Bonus structure, training, product knowledge, team motivation, seasoned representatives

    Cons

    Constantly changing products, territories, confusion, unequal pay for women, lack of pipeline

  3. "SCIENTIST I"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and competitive salaries.

    Cons

    Too much work and too big you are over work.


  4. "Head"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Stable business environment and collegial work environment

    Cons

    Risk averse which drive bureaucracy at times


  5. "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pretty good as far as big pharmaceutical Cos go. Better than average salary, good benefits

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy and lack of admin support limits FF effectiveness. Individual competitiveness challenges teamwork.


  6. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good growth opportunities and work life balance

    Cons

    Tough Market conditions. Slow in adapting new technology

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Nothing more to add


  7. "Training Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)

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

    Pros

    Good and excellent working place

    Cons

    nothing to improve upon. all are good

  8. "Associate director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    No micromanagement. Empowered to lead. Summer hours which is a half day Friday through the Summer. Flexible hours which allow you to work from home several days a week.

    Cons

    Consistent phone ringing even after hours. No set work hours - work late or early depending on the need and several days well exceed a normal length of a work day.

    Advice to Management

    Those that don't empower to lead need to start. Learn what your priorities are because not everything can be.


  9. "Working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp."

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    Current Employee - Senior Fellow in San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Fellow in San Carlos, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong prestigious company. The Basel headquarter is strong and continuously adapt to changes.

    Cons

    The mid level management makes often decisions based on their personal agenda.

    Advice to Management

    Take actions to root out the bad supervisors.


  10. "Awesome Company to Work for..."

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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

    Work-Life balance, Recognized, Accountability, Ethical, Scientific, Innovative

    Cons

    Leadership, Sudden decisions, No Customer service , Stringent protocols, Delay in Processes


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