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Novartis Reviews

Updated June 18, 2017
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Novartis CEO Joseph (Joe) Jimenez Jr.
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  • Can get overworked if you don't understand how to establish expectations on work life balance (in 43 reviews)

  • Senior management needs to improve on biased aspects (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Analytical Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Former Contractor - Analytical Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Teamwork is very great

    Cons

    Can't really find any to mention


  2. "Novartis"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxon Hill, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxon Hill, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Serious multinational company in the market with strong cultural values that define and help execute the Novartis strategy according to mission and vision.

    Cons

    Nothing to declare against the company

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in internal recruitment


  3. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great place to work and they treat employees with respect. There is so much room for career progression. There is also extra benefits when you reach targets

    Cons

    There are so many processes to follow when completing a project which can sometimes hinder efficiency. There are not many cons really

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management would be to reduce the processes followed when completing a project. I can not think of anything else


  4. "A great company with lots of opportunities to grow laterally or up! Smart and dedicated employees."

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    Former Employee - Director in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits at more senior levels.
    Opportunities for growth.
    Balanced work/development structure.
    Fairly good communication and standard work for a company this large.

    Cons

    Can be complicated to understand how to get exposure to leadership
    Can get overworked if you don't understand how to establish expectations on work life balance.


  5. "associatedirector"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Director in East Hanover, NJ

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

    Pros

    good environment good people flexible

    Cons

    low salary not the postiyion


  6. "working in NIBR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment for researchers, great career development support, a lot of internal opportunities, close to academic, bright corporate culture/vision in general, flexible working environment and time.

    Cons

    Big Pharma setting slow things down, sometimes hard to move things along because of the nature of flexibility/freedom.

    Advice to Management

    improve culture change in informatics department, support associates to self-learning and training, need more coaching.


  7. "Great Career, No Work / Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Director of Finance in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Finance in Emeryville, CA

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

    Pros

    Career Path and Opportunities for Advancement

    Cons

    Work Life Balance does not exist


  8. "VP HR"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Human Resources in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Vice President Human Resources in East Hanover, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the very best places to work. Fast paced, constantly challenged excellent development opportunities. Good leadership and lots of collaboration.

    Cons

    Need high energy and stamina but very rewarding. Really challenges you and helps you develop and grow and enhance your expertise.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on collaboration, development, inclusive culture, excellent rewards including salary, bonus and equity. Also, worthwhile performance management process.


  9. "Novartis Alcon FW"

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    Former Contractor - Creative Services Technician in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Contractor - Creative Services Technician in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company Environment / Professional!

    Cons

    None that I could see...Maybe too many Contractors

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people...instead of Contractors


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Impressive company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Really has it all together. From the initial interviews to hiring and the on boarding process. The benefits are the best I've seen or had in my 25 years of working. Employees are truly glad to be there and make a difference in people's lives.

    Cons

    I have zero cons to write about! Maybe my own, that I wished I applied here years ago!

    Advice to Management

    Great job with orientation! I really felt it was all delegated with just enough information to keep questions down to a minimum. Excellent format!


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