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Novartis Reviews

Updated 19 July, 2018
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  • "Family / Work life balance does not exist quite yet" (in 106 reviews)

  • "No work/life-balance, extremely political; career opportunities reserved for people from UK and USA" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing Student"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very great company with wonderful people.

    Cons

    People are very busy and sometimes don't have any time


  2. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with! Great culture. Promotes innovation, and middle management is great!
    Pay is good

    Cons

    restructures every year
    Executive team, overpromises and under-delivers
    very process driven- gets in the way of getting things done
    Benefits could be better-everyone has the same benefits- no flexibility.

  3. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture and team spirit

    Cons

    No cons, great top pharmaceutical company

    Advice to Management

    Great management, continue your work


  4. "Marketing - Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dorval, QC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dorval, QC
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place for apprenticeship, for a student, into the pharmaceutical industry. Great variety of functions and the people are so helpful and always willing to take their time to explain and mentor.

    Cons

    No clear career development


  5. "Internship"

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    Former Employee - Internship in Dorval, QC
    Former Employee - Internship in Dorval, QC

    I worked at Novartis part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced learning environment, good people to work with

    Cons

    Lack of personnel and quick deadlines lead to a stressful environment


  6. "Senior market access manager"

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

    I worked at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, flexible in terms of location and work time.

    Cons

    Compensation is not very competitive


  7. "MSL"

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    Current Employee - MSL
    Current Employee - MSL

    Pros

    professional organization with good products to work with

    Cons

    cuts of different positions happen

  8. "Senior Analyst"

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

    I worked at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, with Pay and Bonuses

    Cons

    Work-Life balance needs to be taken care of

    Advice to Management

    Try to get the performers in the higher band of pay


  9. "Great international company"

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    Current Employee - Head FP&A
    Current Employee - Head FP&A
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    International career, good network and many opportunities to grow. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Salary aiming for average when requesting top performers
    Corporate heavy

    Advice to Management

    Be more agile and flexible with less bureaucracy. If an information does not lead to any business decision then do not ask for it!


  10. "commercial business analyst"

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    Former Employee - Commercial Business Analyst in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Commercial Business Analyst in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had a very flexible schedule, it was very easy for a parent with 2 children.

    Cons

    working as a commercial business analyst was very stressful

    Advice to Management

    management was great, keep the great communication between management and employees


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