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Novartis Reviews

Updated September 21, 2018
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  1. "Territory Sales Manager"

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

    I worked at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    Great hours and great company.

    Cons

    Long hours but great pay.


  2. "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?

  3. "Senior Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    Reputation, compensation, benefits, access to literature

    Cons

    Hard to advance and a lot of politics.


  4. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic organization
    Multiple opportunities to grow professionally
    Generous compensation structure
    Excellent benefits / reasonable costs

    Cons

    Significant changes to leadership at almost every level
    Significant and frequent changes in company structure
    Frequent changes to systems and tools affecting every function


  5. "Associate Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    Big company. Always changing. Ability to grow and move.

    Cons

    Big company. Always changing. Some depts are unstructured.


  6. "Technical Transfer Lead"

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

    I worked at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic site. Lots of things to learn.

    Cons

    Young team and young site.


  7. "Amazing group of people"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great science and good group of people. Compensation was generous. Amazing work-life balance. Great resources to learn from.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy like any other big company.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better career growth opportunities for junior scientists.

  8. "clinical research coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Turkey, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Turkey, TX

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

    Pros

    Very generous plan that encourages savings

    Cons

    Overall pharma industry under pricing pressure.

    Advice to Management

    I have been working at Novartis full-time


  9. "Clinical Research Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    A lot of great people to work with.

    Cons

    Not easy to move around in the company if your interested in internal opportunities.


  10. "Overall, good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Scientist in Melville, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good

    Cons

    Work-life balance isn’t met and a lot is expected without proper resources


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