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Novartis Reviews

Updated Dec 5, 2019

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3.8
76%
Recommend to a Friend
90%
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Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan
Vas Narasimhan
484 Ratings
  1. "Good salary, benefits, etc"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director 

    I worked at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, flex time, benefits, cafeteria, and people.

    Cons

    Long hours, self-preserving and self-serving management.

    Novartis2019-10-19
  2. "Commercial"

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    Former Employee - CBL 

    I worked at Novartis full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A leader in the business

    Cons

    instability, too many restructuring, and change

    Advice to Management

    Retain the people

    Novartis2019-10-15
  3. "Great benefits, poor leadership"

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    Current Employee - MSL 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits are great so kudos to the HR dept for getting that right.

    Cons

    This company is driven by the commercial leadership, many of whom do not have a medical or science background and are making decisions according to their business class textbooks. Not a good fit for a company that makes medicines, not widgets.

    Novartis2019-10-23
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Unethical and corrosive culture"

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    Former Employee - Medical Director US Medical in East Hanover, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good products. Benefits are solid.

    Cons

    Culture is horrible. Managers gaslight staff. Staff are complacent and let managers bully medical directors. Marketing directs medical staff. Public face of company is a lie. Compliance investigators are a joke. HR promotes bullying management. No stability to speak of.

    Novartis2019-11-11
  5. "Not transparent"

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative 

    I worked at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    There are opportunities for internal movement.

    Cons

    The layoffs are large and unexpected.

    Novartis2019-10-16
  6. "great company"

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    Former Employee - Executive Sales Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great division- good leadership team

    Cons

    really large territory- only recently giving retention packages

    Novartis2019-10-01
  7. "Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Quality Control Manager in East Hanover, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent 401K benefits and medical benefits

    Cons

    Jobs are being outsourced to cheaper labor overseas

    Advice to Management

    Needs to have a Quality Control unit in the US

    Novartis2019-09-28
  8. "Big Pharma Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative 

    I have been working at Novartis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Large company with financial support for growth

    Cons

    Large company that consistently restructures

    Advice to Management

    Need more consistency year over year with sales force

    Novartis2019-09-23
  9. "Novartis"

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    Current Employee - Expert Global Trial Manager in East Hanover, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Pipeline, Benefits, Diversity, The compensation of the rate salary is very good

    Cons

    external training not provided due to cost savings

    Novartis2019-09-20
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing work culture"

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    Current Employee - Medical Director in East Hanover, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Big patient centric pharma company. Job security for performers. Amazing growth opportunities

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, not nimble, too large to share mutual learnings

    Novartis2019-09-16
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