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Novartis Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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  • Work Life Balance, Handling Multiple works (in 40 reviews)

  • Senior management needs to encourage more skip level meets and bear grass root issues (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company production can be very stressful at times but there are many rewards and benefits that make it worth it."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Analyst I in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - QA Analyst I in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits
    Company usually promotes within so good outlook for a long term career path
    Company always has rewards for their employees - employee appreciation parties, summer/fall/winter festivals ,Christmas party, family picnics ect..
    Beautiful campus

    Cons

    Certain positions in production can be very stressful, but hard work pays off.
    Starting out employees usually have to start working the off shifts before moving to first


  2. "Novartis rating"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    World wide corporation with plenty of opportunities. For those wanting to relocate it is a company worth checking out.

    Cons

    Due to the vast size of the corporation an individual and his accomplishments have a tendency to get lost or unnoticed. They also seem to govern with a broad stroke of the pen and not look at employee issues on an individual basis. They are also always under the watch of the FDA. They like to run things their way and throw caution to the wind.

    Advice to Management

    here in the United States start following the rules and stop the corruption.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    no pros for this company

    Cons

    too much work with no resources, no respect from management, no time for employee development

    Advice to Management

    do not outsource at the depletion of the onshore employees


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Finance Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Director in Hillsborough, NJ
    Current Employee - Finance Director in Hillsborough, NJ
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    opportunities available across divisions at all levels

    Cons

    Senior roles moving to Basel, Switzerland
    Organization tends to be focused only on short term results
    poor work-life balance in Finance organizations


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not the same Alcon anymore."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, vacation days, Alcon campus, employee appreciation gifts/rewards.

    Cons

    Management, HR. Overall leadership is poor.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone is leaving because of the management you protect and retain.


  8. "Novartis - C&B Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    East Hanover campus is great, with three onsite gyms, cafes, dry cleaning, banking, daycare

    Cons

    Advancement opportunity is limited and a lot if dependent on direct manager

    Advice to Management

    Talent management and identification of top talent


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Contractor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pays well and the people I worked with were very nice. The company offers a lot of great benefits like daycare on-site, a great cafeterias, gyms, courts, it's really a great place to work.

    Cons

    It's a huge company and comes with a lot of bureaucracy and all the politics that come with it. It can be difficult to figure out who exactly is in charge.


  10. "Work Culture and Personality"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Morris Plains, NJ
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Morris Plains, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great working environment
    - Dedicated teamwork and great personalities
    - Have goals, principles, and responsibilities

    Cons

    - Shaky management
    - Lacks of communication between departments and management
    - Workplace and management can be political at time


  11. "Life in the Big City"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suffern, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suffern, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a very successful company, and people take pride in working for a company that is making a difference in the world.

    Cons

    The company is so big that often a person can feel like just a number. The management style consists of too many layers.

    Advice to Management

    A better job needs to be done to be sure that job openings are posted properly, and that all qualified internal candidates get first bid to demonstrate their qualifications.


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