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Novartis Reviews

Updated March 22, 2019
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (10)

    "Executive senior sales consultant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Executive Sales Consultant in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Sales Consultant in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and grow. The company invest a lot in your training to make you better.

    Cons

    No real cons, the company was a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Why not bring back some if the old talent you invested so much in? After all they were the driving force behind the companies success. So much was invested in your employees and many were let go, why nor get done if that investment back and hire some of these people back?


  2. "Bioinformatics Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Scientist I in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Scientist I in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Great people, incredible managers, good perks

    Cons

    it can take a while to demonstrate your niche or grow into independence if you are a non-PhD scientist.

  3. "Overall"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    I have been working at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    good industry, compeititve salary and friendly people

    Cons

    too many layers of reporting, too much compliance to adhere to


  4. "Good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    14 weeks paid maternity leave minimum

    Cons

    Many layers - slow to make decisions


  5. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Executive Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Executive Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and people. Management is motivating and values our skills

    Cons

    The administrative tasks can be overwhelming They take too much time away from seeing customers.

    Advice to Management

    Decrease the administrative tasks


  6. "Good opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Scientific Associate II in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Scientific Associate II in Emeryville, CA
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities for associates to develop careers

    Cons

    Site is small now, can be difficult to have enough resources allocated


  7. "Fantastic"

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist II in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist II in East Hanover, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and great people

    Cons

    Sometimes corporate America is too big

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, Great Benefits, ZERO loyalty"

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    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in East Hanover, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, work/life balance, remote working flexibility, resort type atmosphere

    Cons

    Mass layoffs every 4th and 1st quarter and zero loyalty to displaced employees


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible but too many layoffs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ

    I worked at Novartis full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and wfh.

    Cons

    layoffs, too stagnant, not enough growth


  10. "Great Benefits/Work Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company - great benefits

    Cons

    Mass Layoffs every year - no loyalty