Compare Genentech vs Novartis BETA

See how working at Genentech 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 Genentech vs. Novartis. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Genentech

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Novartis

Employee Ratings

  • Genentech scored higher in 5 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management and Culture & Values.
  • Novartis scored higher in 4 areas: Career Opportunities, 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)
4.0
(based on 2058 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 3629 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Genentech employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Novartis employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
3.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Senior Management
3.3
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Genentech Ceo Alexander Hardy
88%
88%Alexander Hardy
CEO Approval
Novartis Ceo Vas Narasimhan
92%
92%Vas Narasimhan
Novartis employees rated their CEO Approval 4% higher than Genentech employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
76%
% Recommend to a friend
79%
Novartis employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than Genentech employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
56%
Positive Business Outlook
70%
Novartis employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 13% higher than Genentech employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Novartis has 97 more total submitted salaries than Genentech.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Scientist1 Salaries
£100,000/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Medical Science Liaison5 Salaries
£57,213/yr
Patient Access Manager2 Salaries
£69,028/yr
Business Leader2 Salaries
£86,136/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Great benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at Genentech.
  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Novartis.
  • Genentech had 19 more reviews than Novartis that mentioned "Decision making" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 240 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 208 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 149 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 138 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 115 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 70 reviews)
Cons
"No cons"(in 60 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 51 reviews)
Featured Review
"Scientist"4 Jul 2020

Current Employee - Scientist

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

Pros

Excellent career progression and fuunding

Cons

Very very very very few

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 139 more recently posted open jobs than Genentech.