Compare Amgen vs Novartis BETA

See how working at Amgen vs. Novartis compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Amgen vs. Novartis. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Amgen

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Novartis

Employee Ratings

  • Amgen scored higher in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
  • Novartis scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 1942 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 3629 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.6
Novartis employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Amgen employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.4
Work-life balance
3.7
Novartis employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than Amgen employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.3
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.6
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Amgen Ceo Robert A. Bradway
84%
84%Robert A. Bradway
CEO Approval
Novartis Ceo Vas Narasimhan
92%
92%Vas Narasimhan
Novartis employees rated their CEO Approval 8% higher than Amgen employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
70%
% Recommend to a friend
79%
Novartis employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 9% higher than Amgen employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
66%
Positive Business Outlook
70%
Novartis employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 4% higher than Amgen employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Novartis has 43 more total submitted salaries than Amgen.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Audit Manager1 Salaries
£70,265/yr
Senior Manager, IT2 Salaries
£68,421/yr
Senior Associate2 Salaries
£36/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Patient Access Manager2 Salaries
£69,028/yr
Systems Engineer1 Salaries
£29,126/yr
Business Leader2 Salaries
£86,136/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Amgen.
  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Novartis.
  • Amgen had 14 more reviews than Novartis that mentioned "Decision making" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 209 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 206 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 149 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 138 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 85 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 65 reviews)
Cons
"No cons"(in 60 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 51 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great company"14 May 2020

Current Employee - Senior Compliance Manager

I have been working at Amgen full-time

Pros

Great culture, people and benefits

Cons

West coast company means adjusting your working day to meet with colleagues

Former Employee - Medical Science Liaison

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

Pros

innovative, good salaries, great team, curently one of the best pipelines out there

Cons

they know how to attract talent but need to know how to keep it. lots of processes and layers of approvals

Advice to Management

Work on opportunities for MSLs to grow outside of their role.

Job Postings

Novartis has 244 more recently posted open jobs than Amgen.