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Novartis Reviews

Updated Nov 13, 2019

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3.8
74%
Recommend to a Friend
89%
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Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan
Vas Narasimhan
445 Ratings
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "Loved my job at Novartis"

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    Former Employee - Communications Manager in Basel
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Incredibly smart and talented colleagues, interesting projects, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    None, I loved my job there

    Novartis2019-01-21
  2. "Statistician"

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    Current Employee - Statistician 

    I have been working at Novartis full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Professional environment and friend boss

    Cons

    Long Working Hours Professional environment and friend boss

    Novartis2019-09-21
  3. "Great company to work with."

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    Current Employee - Clinical Data Manager in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at Novartis full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Provide best work life balance

    Cons

    Employee Engagement to be improved.

    Novartis2019-11-13
  4. "Great Products - What to do with them?"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate 

    I have been working at Novartis full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The People and the Pipeline

    Cons

    Micromanaging and Metrics-Driven culture is rampant

    Novartis2019-11-07
  5. "Good Company but has aggressive changes in plans almost every year"

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    Former Employee - Senior Medical Representative 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novartis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good compensations and good medications

    Cons

    Acquisitions are too much and all ended by laying off 100% of acquired companies staff

    Advice to Management

    Care about employees in a genuine way not by surveys and talks- more practical and less bureaucracy

    Novartis2019-09-23
  6. "Employee lifestyle"

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    Former Employee - Production Manager 

    I worked at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment and good management

    Cons

    For some departments working hours are long.

    Novartis2019-09-20
  7. "good company to work"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novartis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    International reach, people is well prepared

    Cons

    New positions are filled without clear criteria

    Novartis2019-10-03
  8. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Advisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great environment..very professional structure...good salary

    Cons

    Supervisor was a bit rough, but that was only for my department

    Novartis2019-09-20
  9. "Manufacturing"

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

    I worked at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Awful management. Bullying from top levels

    Novartis2019-07-30
  10. "Strong pipeline and evolving culture in Oncology"

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    Current Employee - Reimbursemant Strategy Lead in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Strong investment at most senior leadership in improving culture and overall competitiveness

    Cons

    Big ship to move with high aspirations for cultural transformation. So far so good though

    Advice to Management

    Keep walking the talk

    Novartis2019-04-18
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