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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated February 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. "I work with MS patients and HCPs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Head C&B"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Novartis Oncology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Large portfolio. Knowledgeable professionals in many levels.

    Cons

    Chaos!!! Lack of effective leadership and organizational scheme. Negative, highly stressful atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Good science without effective management, who is knowledgeable and is in touch with employees, will not demonstrate products value.


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  5. "Compression operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


  7. "MSL"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Great company. Great to work from home. Nice management and leadership team.

    Cons

    Nothing yet as far as cons. Been a great company to work for.


  8. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great company to work for with good benefits

    Cons

    Had trouble keeping product for sales reps to sell.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Loss - Novartis shuts down US Manufacturing & Packaging site"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior QA Manager in Monroe, NY
    Former Employee - Senior QA Manager in Monroe, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people made all the difference with their tremendous talent, collaborative capacity and dedicated work ethic. There was a special kinship and spirit shared by all who worked there.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, Novartis chose to shut down their only US Pharma manufacturing and packaging site. The site was undervalued by the global network.

    Advice to Management

    Develop and retain your most valuable asset - PEOPLE and provide them strong career paths. Creating opportunity and growth for associates, grows your business!


  10. "Materials Palnner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Embedded Consultant in Wayne, NJ
    Current Employee - Embedded Consultant in Wayne, NJ

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

    Pros

    Nice physical environment. The atmosphere is pleasant. There are some very nice people there as well

    Cons

    It's difficult no knowing if you will have a job on a regular basis. Things are not always what they seem.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership Style Has to Change"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are lots of good people who work hard. The benefits are good. The East Hanover campus has several ammenities including fitness centers, eye care, and doctor offices.

    Cons

    Leadership overworks employees and continues to push when they see that the employees are struggling. "Clique" culture does not welcome new employees with different point of view. Some managers support friends more than their staff. Employee workload is not considered when reviewing metrics. Leadership disrespect toward employees is tolerated and encouraged by lack of correction. No work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that employees choose to work at this company. Good employees should be valued and not pushed to the point that they resign.



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