Novartis Reviews

Updated 22 April, 2015
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  1. Horrid- CTMR Oncology global is a terrible place to work. Everyone is replaceable and they don't have any Work life bala

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible depending in team for WFH.

    Cons

    office culture is terrible. 15 hour days are normal but typically 18 hour days plus weekend. Sr. leadership in global oncology runs a top down approach and doesn't want anyone to have input, think or be proactive. any monkey can do the job basically. they don't value employees education, experience - no value added.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up, it shouldn't be a dictatorship.

  2. Senior Administrative Assistant

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    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in East Hanover, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in East Hanover, NJ (US)

    I worked at Novartis

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment, friendly co-workers, lots of perks.

    Cons

    None cons as of yet.

  3. Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working and talented and passionate employees.

    Cons

    Too much work causes a great deal of stress at times.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work and retire

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance, flexible schedules

    Cons

    main drawbacks are Growth & appreciation

  6. Novartis AU

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Comapny consolidating hence many job cuts coming.

  7. medical comms

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novartis

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good benefits, pleasant facilities, nil else

    Cons

    A lot of talk about innovation and integrity , however certainly not put into practice. Very poor communication from senior management to associates regarding work processes and expectations. Highly "customer " focused at cost of integrity, GCP and GPP.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency, acknowledge difficulties with current procedures, do not ignore employees concerns.

  8. Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great pay, great product. Novartis has a wonderful Swiss culture that allows for everyone to feel as they are an important part of the company.

    Cons

    There really are no cons to Novartis. It is a company that cares about their employees, their patients and their products!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  9. Senior Specialty Sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Novartis Ha a fairly good pipeline

    Cons

    They treat their sales people poorly

  10. Helpful (1)

    It was fun

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Vacaville, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Vacaville, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    When we were busy, we were busy. Company was very lean which forced everyone to learn all the jobs. QA, QC, investigate deviations, write up deviations as well as perform duties as an associate.

    Cons

    Company sold our division but did a good job of keeping the news under wraps. When we were notified we were going to be laid off several people were shocked. The new company is closing the doors this march 2015 and laying off the remaining employees.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for the severance and good luck going forward.

  11. Great environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Cambridge, MA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart motivated people who love to be engaged in group discussions

    Cons

    Sometimes an artificial sense of pressure and stress

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that everybody is working hard and don't need to be stressed out in order to give the impression that they care about their work

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