Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 468 reviews

74% Approve of the CEO

Novartis Pharmaceuticals President André Wyss

André Wyss

(112 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance with many activities for company bonding(in 35 reviews)

  • good company with good benefits(in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Work load is just too much and there is absolutely no work life balance at all(in 24 reviews)

  • No work life balance and lack of promotion opportunity(in 7 reviews)

468 Employee Reviews
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    Great company.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSmart, dedicated, decent colleagues. Flexible workplace in Gen Meds. Progressive, global mindset.

    ConsExperienced/senior team burdened with tasks/responsibilities that could be delegated. Not enough entry-level roles.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOutsourcing entire line functions has resulted in loss of key in-house expertise.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Tremendous opportunity and experience.

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people are fantastic and supportive.

    ConsLong hours, constant overload in work demands.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember your people, listen to their ideas.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for.

    Customer Care Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent time off, summer hours, opportunity for growth, friendly staff, company store, team building activities, excellent training

    ConsMostly contracted work, very difficult to get a staff job, not a lot of job security as a contractor

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood company to work but middle management is doing injustice and give promotion to their favourite people,

    Conslike learn new products and instruments

    Advice to Senior ManagementEqual work distribution to all

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work!

    AP Analyst (Former Employee) Fort Worth, TX (US)

    ProsBusy place and working as team member and learning new software

    ConsIn the beginning it was very hard because of lake of training.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf all employees put all efforts including off sure location, process would run smoothly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Oppurtunities are everywhere...

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Milan (Italy)

    Prosif you are willing to take responsability this is the right place to make a lot of experience

    Conspressure from top management to complete task assigned

    Advice to Senior Managementn|a

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good brand but dont get carried away with it.

    PV Scientist (Current Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    Proswork from home is a big bonus, good no. of paid leaves

    Consmanagement does not approve ur leaves even if you have more than enough leave balance left..sometimes, your leaves get lapsed just coz you weren't able to use them up due to approval issues. Work load is just too much and there is absolutely no work life balance at all. In case you are asked to work on saturdays (which is actually a week off) there is no extra payment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company , Cheap Politics , Communal in the Management

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    ProsIts been more than 4 Years in Novartis Hyderabad. Good company for freshers as they get brand , infrastructure and exposure to interact to Onsite People. Also , Company provides Pick up and drop cabs which is free of cost.

    ConsPeople who are experienced , straight forward and Muslims / South indians are not encouraged to work in this company as most of the work is not so challenging and any associates is intrested to bring changes in the process it is very tough to sell keeping useless management in Hyderabad. Most of the leadership team are from north India , so preference in promotions / appreciation will go North indian and anything left over , if any south Indian supports the management they are recognized. My promotion was delayed in spite of my excellent work for 6 Months.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice as they don't change at all.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    room for improvement

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Basel (Switzerland)

    Prosbig pharma and big pipeline

    ConsPoor management of the work and people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    For technologists, it is not the place to work

    Senior Applications Architect (Current Employee) East Hanover, NJ (US)

    ProsWork life balance, provides opportunities to innovate

    ConsIt's a typical European company, lot of hidden hierarchies. Absence of strong IT Governance

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow career roadmap to employees and make them grow in their roles

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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