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Novartis Reviews

Updated March 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance/holidays are organised well (in 110 reviews)

  • Excellent work environment and sense of tea work (in 51 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life Balance, Handling Multiple works (in 38 reviews)

  • Senior management needs to encourage more skip level meets and bear grass root issues (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "The only constant is change"

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

    Pros

    Code of Conduct, new leadership in Cambridge, good benefits.

    Cons

    You have to be prepared to be flexible. Sometimes changes take long time to come to the full circle, so gotta be patient and focus on what you do.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that benefits for associates from different legal entities are the same, especially working on the same site.


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    "Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  3. "Medical Marketing Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very professional, they gave me all the keys to support their strategic business plan

    Cons

    I would like to go further in the projects, but as a consultant there were some boundaries that I Couldn't overtake


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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. "Sales representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture is great at the company

    Cons

    Corporate can be unrealistic at times


  7. 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


  8. 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.


  9. "Not bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Great training as an entry level person

    Cons

    - They definitely low ball you when starting out


  10. "Novartis - C&B Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Contractor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.



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