Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation Reviews

Updated 3 Jan 2021

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3.6
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Martin Seidel
8 Ratings
Pros
  • "Tasked with striving to perform the most cutting edge research, GNF aims to take big chances to identify potentially transformative new medicines(in 8 reviews)

  • "Overall, GNF is a great place to coast(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "I don't have a lot of bad to say about GNF(in 4 reviews)

  • "Politics, mixed support for you and/or your project, lower pay for an industry position(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Fun place"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Scientist 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation full-time

    Pros

    High pay for the work

    Cons

    Culture and ethnic balance of population

  2. "Great place for non-PhD researchers"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist I in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Engaging research, well funded projects, good work life balance, great benefits, good pay for non-PhD scientists in San Diego

    Cons

    Isolated from the greater Novartis organization, slightly lower pay than Boston/bay area counterparts, can take a while to get promoted, projects move slowly

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  3. "Good place to work"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Internship 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very learned and experienced ppl, alot to learn

    Cons

    very large org, slow decision making process

  4. "Great!"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Kind and helpful people in all departments

    Cons

    I don't have many complaints, but was not there very long

  5. "Postdoctoral Fellow"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits packages are generally standard across industry.

    Cons

    Salaries are far below competitors.

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  6. "GNF, a two edged sword"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good work environment, friendly colleagues, interesting science projects, good overall compensation, good benefit package and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Multiple lay-offs of 20 people over the past 4 years create an uncertain future for employees.

  7. "Friendly environment"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate 

    I have been working at Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Good quality of science and collaborative environment

    Cons

    In some departments there is low probability to ñ get a promotion.

  8. "Good company for freshers"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Developer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good for freshers to learn new concepts and technologies

    Cons

    no salary hikes compared to market standards

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Incapable managers leading teams, touching women and making fun of diff ethnicity"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Science, quality work, some depts are amazing to work for.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, favoritism and managers make fun of people of different ethnicity and try to hit on girls and grab them by.....HR did not do anything

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    Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation Response

    January 30, 2019

    Thank you for your comment. We are sorry to hear of your experience and take all comments of abuse or harassment seriously and as such have passed this information to the Novartis Business Practices Office (BPO). We recommend you also contact our BPO directly by email at bpo@novartis.com if you have any additional information to share. Novartis and the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation strive to create a safe and fair environment for all its associates and thank you in advance for sharing any additional information with us.

  10. "Stimulating environment"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Tasked with striving to perform the most cutting edge research, GNF aims to take big chances to identify potentially transformative new medicines.

    Cons

    Challenging to prioritize and deliver on goals when waves of new programs keep arriving.

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