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  • "The work life balance is good and a company to look out for in later career(in 721 reviews)
  • "Benefits are good and scientists are motivated and talented.(in 534 reviews)
  • "Great culture and investment into R&D(in 466 reviews)
  • "great people (managed not so well) and it was used to be much more scientific.(in 341 reviews)
  • "Good Salary and Bonus.(in 290 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Aug 23, 2023
      Managing Director
      Current Employee
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      Strong rewards and incentives: salary, bonus, stock, health benefits. Exciting science and transformative advanced therapy platforms.


      Leadership says one thing (e.g., be unbossed) but consistently does another (reprisal for failure). Not a psychologically safe environment to work in: they advertise you to be open (e.g., speak your mind), but consistently reward behavior that's in line with conformity (e.g., "do what you're told" or "think my way instead of your way"). If the mid-level leadership was completely different, it could be such a MAGNIFICENT and rewarding place to work. Too bad.

      1. 1.0
        Sep 20, 2023
        Senior Brand Manager
        Current Employee
        Montreal, QC
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        Some pretty good drugs in pipeline.


        No autonomy; no investment in the brands you work on; people are demotivated with the move to Old Montreal; no creativity to the work; poorly trained management; no appreciation for hard working staff; cost cutting is ongoing across the board; no innovation; none of the best external suppliers (agencies, consultancies, etc) want to work with you if you are managing a brand at Novartis; brand opportunities are squandered; no corporate vision.

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      Novartis has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 9,792 reviews left anonymously by employees. 78% of employees would recommend working at Novartis to a friend and 63% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

      According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Novartis employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Novartis. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

      78% of Novartis employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Novartis 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

      According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Novartis to be career development, culture, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, management.

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