Novartis Pharmaceuticals Reviews | Glassdoor

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
843 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

843 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • 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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "View from East Hanover NJ"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Awesome place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HVAC Mechanic/Multi Skilled Craft Worker in Stone Ridge, NY
    Former Employee - HVAC Mechanic/Multi Skilled Craft Worker in Stone Ridge, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people with positive attitudes

    Cons

    Sorry the place closed at Suffern location

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and reopen Suffern plant

  3. "Project Engneer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Orange, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Orange, NJ

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Allows you to work autonomously, pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth in technical fields


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Field sales experience Pharma"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy, company car, training, benefits package

    Cons

    Limited growth potential, manipulation of sales results to limit earnings/ranking, restructuring every 12 - 18 months

    Advice to Management

    Honesty and integrity with sales reporting data, consult field sales and deliver on feedback rather than making it seem like you value input and not having it go anywhere


  5. "Senior Sales Rep"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Ventiv Sales Representative in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Ventiv Sales Representative in Marietta, GA

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great brands, good management team, overall I had a good experience working for Novartis.

    Cons

    The company has really changed over the pass 5 years, the majority of the reps have left the company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "People are great"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in East Hanover, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Novartis is filled with great peopl both in HQ and the Field. Love the culture, focus on patients and career development opportunities. Pay for performance and great overall package. Great culture if you're ok with frequent change. Excellent products and pipeline.

    Cons

    The downside of frequent change is restructures are common. Consultants too frequently relied on and are not the best advisors, especially when it comes to field org. Pay is good but hard for internals to compete with those brought in from outside. May need to move in order to increase salary to what you're actually worth. Changes to travel policies and compensation package may result in tenured and loyal employees to consider leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Recongnize the value that your talented and loyal employees bring and reward them with much needed and earned salary adjustments.


  7. "I work with MS patients and HCPs"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Services Liaison in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Patient Services Liaison in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are patient focused company that puts the patient and customer service At the heart of everything they do. The company strives for excellence.

    Cons

    They are a large company, so you have to work very hard to make sure you make a great impression.

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Head C&B"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great winning for patient culture and enthusiast people around the world.

    Cons

    Too much politics on a medium high level


  9. "Compression operator"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Compression Operator in Hamburg, NJ
    Former Employee - Compression Operator in Hamburg, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work

    Cons

    They shut the plant down


  10. "Sr. Commercial Director, Cell and Gene Unit"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Commercial Director in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Commercial Director in East Hanover, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse company, multiple therapeutic areas, large pool of employees.

    Cons

    Currently in austerity mode with a hiring freeze


Showing 843 of 930 reviews
Reset Filters