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Novavax Reviews

Updated January 15, 2019
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Novavax CEO Stanley C. Erck
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  • "One third of company let go without notice" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Disconnect between upper management and departments" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "A Company that Cares"

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

    I have been working at Novavax full-time

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, competitive benefits, and a company culture which encourages discussion, hard work, and respect for all levels

    Cons

    No current products on the market


  2. "System Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people and nice environment

    Cons

    Noting to complain about the company

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novavax (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Possibly will listen to this review.

    Cons

    Management widely practices intense intimidation tactics and refrains from allocating resources for very scant training.

    Advice to Management

    Pursue basic leadership and management training.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "5"

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

    I have been working at Novavax full-time

    Pros

    Amazing, wonderful, growing, nice work culture

    Cons

    Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Some good some bad"

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    Current Employee - Quality Control Analyst II in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Quality Control Analyst II in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxing environment, friendly people, hands off supervisors, time off, health insurance

    Cons

    Run by the QA department, needs more management, lacks communication between departments

    Advice to Management

    Care about the quality control department.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "QC Analyst"

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    Former Employee - QC Analyst in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - QC Analyst in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good health insurance. A few very skilled scientists still there.

    Cons

    Very political place, favoritism has become ordinary, poorly managed. Company is likely to fail.

    Advice to Management

    End favoritism.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Disconnection between upper management and departments"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novavax full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are some hard working employees who were invested in the products

    Cons

    Disconnect between upper management and departments

    Advice to Management

    Have better oversight of how departments are being managed

  8. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novavax full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits and work life balance is great

    Cons

    In my experience Novavax is better than other commercial companies where you are just a number.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the communication


  9. "Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novavax full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly work environmen. Good culture.

    Cons

    Lack of communication in cross department activity

    Advice to Management

    Satisfied


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience to start with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of experience one can gain in no time. Work pressure is relative, some departments have more while others chill out.

    Cons

    Upper management politics demoralize the employees, promotions happen easily for employees who are not even worthy.

    Advice to Management

    Get a deeper insight from employees, change the hierarchy. Too many managers & directors in place which is not required for a such a small company