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  1. "There are better places out there..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novartis V&D full-time

    Pros

    Manageable work/life balance, some good people at the associate and manager level, interesting business model

    Cons

    Management constantly turning over. Senior leaders disengaged.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your associates, they generate all the day-to-day value and customer service!


  2. "Good company, with good products"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Novartis V&D full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company had good portfolio of products, some very novel vaccine concepts, global environment and very bright and hardworking group of people

    Cons

    Bad upper management mostly, decisions changed quickly. Leadership turnover was high. Some bad apples in high position ruined an otherwise congenial and dedicated group of people.

  3. "Okay experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues. very smart people to work with.

    Cons

    Some terrible people were promoted to leaders. Those people have treated their staff poorly and created a political environment and hostile bullying workplace.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some teams were good, some not so much.

    Cons

    This unit was sold off, so.....


  5. "HR"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    longevity of company
    good brand
    follows corporate values

    Cons

    to many processes
    hard to get things done


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible place to be a woman in IT; very few women in senior leadership positions"

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    Former Employee - IT Management
    Former Employee - IT Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, a company mission that is fulfilling to be a part of

    Cons

    Sr. Management is not strong, good old boys network, lip service to diversity, values and behaviors - but not truly something that drives behavior; corporate culture is closed, favoritism is rampant; work-life balance is nonexistent - if you work hard - you are rewarded with being asked to work harder; too many politics


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to get the life force sucked out of you"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good package & perks, great for ladder climbers

    Cons

    Corporate culture is toxic. No vision past profit-taking, lots of right-now projects without resources. Accountability is not addressed within the ranks of management. Infrastructure in shambles.

    Advice to Management

    No sense in giving advice to management. They aren't listening.

  8. "review for NVD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Big company with lots of mobility

    Cons

    Constant re-org within the company


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great products that aren't getting to market"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    New facilities and exciting new processes. Experience in a company that is working through the hurdles of getting a manufacturing site up and running. International company with some opportunities to travel given the right position/circumstances.

    Cons

    Management is indecisive about what products to take to market. Some lack of accountability. Hiring young associates with inexperience has lead to issues with turnover and process setbacks. Mistakes made during the design and building of the plant have caused setbacks.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more experienced workforce or have a much better mentoring program to help inexperienced professionals.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great job security, but department is a mess

    Cons

    Poor Senior Management. Salary is not consistent within company. Salary difference within department for same title


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