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Novartis Pharmaceuticals San Carlos Reviews

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San Carlos, CA

2.9
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Novartis Pharmaceuticals President André Wyss
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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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician I in San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician I in San Carlos, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of available overtime at Novartis, great people to work with at this San Carlos site, location is nice and conveniently located next to the freeway

    Cons

    Sometimes workload can be hectic


  2. "A great place to work, if your hard work is appreciated"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Technician in San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Technician in San Carlos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A progressive company that backs its objectives and delivers on promise

    Cons

    Hard work is sometimes not appreciated or looked at by management

    Advice to Management

    Look and promote employees based on what you know, rather than whom you know.


  3. "mediocre at best"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - QC RA in San Carlos, CA
    Current Contractor - QC RA in San Carlos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    easy work; everyone is going home early here....

    Cons

    many lazy, click-ish employees; don't want to be another brick in the wall......

    Advice to Management

    increase salary for new comers and hire them perm.


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  5. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Scientist I in San Carlos, CA
    Current Contractor - Scientist I in San Carlos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    small size site with a lot of opportunities

    Cons

    not employee orientated! they are not willing to keep their good people (temps)

    Advice to Management

    When you need people to get the job done, look around and create jobs for the existing temps ....


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