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Novartis Reviews

Updated January 14, 2018
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Pros
  • Work life balance/holidays are organised well (in 159 reviews)

  • Friendly staff and colleagues who are always friendly and willing to help one another succeed in the work environment (in 68 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is sometime too intensive (in 59 reviews)

  • Lack of authentic leadership from senior management (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Pharmaceutical sales representative"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training and career path

    Cons

    reimbursement goes faster would be nice


  2. "Great Company to Work For"

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

    I have been working at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    -Excellent value system which instills strong work ethic and culture among employees
    -Company is constantly creating breakthrough discoveries through research and development
    -Friendly staff and colleagues who are always friendly and willing to help one another succeed in the work environment

    Cons

    Work often gets in the way of personal life.

    Advice to Management

    -work can sometimes be overwhelming and interferes with personal life

  3. "Summer public affairs intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Novartis as an intern

    Pros

    Great people who love their jobs.

    Cons

    Just no cons it was a great experience


  4. "Great Pharma Giant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    Treats employees well and has good benefits

    Cons

    sometimes too many steps and processes

    Advice to Management

    Simplify


  5. "Senior Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis as a contractor

    Pros

    Very good company to work for

    Cons

    No cons for this company


  6. "Novartis"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    Novartis is a Good Company that is very focus on innovation and patiens

    Cons

    Is a company that is mooving to fast so i fyou work there you need to have specific skills to overcome this kind of culture


  7. "Sales Rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great pay, Great Management

    Cons

    Not many cons other than lay offs were prominent

  8. "Takes care of their people"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Science Liaison
    Current Employee - Medical Science Liaison
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    Develops and assists their associates with career goals, always innovating, strong pipeline, good work-life balance, generous benefits

    Cons

    Network your way up; like any other big company, there are microcultures in some teams

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking care of the people; hire only people who are good fit to the company culture to prevent microcultures.


  9. "Ex. Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    cost sharing that the company provides

    Cons

    None at the moment as the company was great

    Advice to Management

    Good company


  10. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Novartis as a contractor

    Pros

    Great benefits, great facility, Great place to work

    Cons

    Large amounts of people so hard to move up


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