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Novartis Reviews

Updated December 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance/holidays are organised well (in 156 reviews)

  • Friendly staff and colleagues who are always friendly and willing to help one another succeed in the work environment (in 65 reviews)

Cons
  • Need to improve Work-life balance for employees (in 56 reviews)

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

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  1. "Novartis"

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    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


  2. "Senior Engineer II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    There are not pros that I want to share. Well there are none.

    Cons

    List is long. No recommended, Poor opportunities to grow a career here at Alcon/Novartis.

  3. "Best Pharma company"

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    Former Employee - Executive Salea Specialist in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Executive Salea Specialist in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, Time off, Great Products

    Cons

    Upper management is out of touch. You will never retire from here. 10 years maximum service.

    Advice to Management

    You hire people based on how things look vs real world reality. Instead of focusing on stock price, think about what the long term strategy is.


  4. "Sales Rep"

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    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


  5. "Takes care of their people"

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    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.


  6. "product technician"

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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

    Great place to work. Positive career outlook.

    Cons

    Not much to complain about


  7. "Territory Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work on your own schedule as long as you're able to develop a plan for your territory that allows you to meet and exceed company's goals and expectations.

    Cons

    50% or more travel is expected depending on the size and geography of the territory. The travel is also dependent on where the majority of the business is so some territories may have more or less travel necessary.

    Advice to Management

    Manage each representative specific to the territory!

  8. "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


  9. "Excellent work place"

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    Current Employee - QC Associate in Wilson, NC
    Current Employee - QC Associate in Wilson, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, competitive pay rates and incentives

    Cons

    Bad at Recognizing and rewards for employees

    Advice to Management

    To start a better recognition programs for employees


  10. "Great experience"

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

    Pros

    It offers great opportunities and they do great work to help people

    Cons

    Corporate environment, not for everyone.


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