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Novartis Intern Reviews

Updated 9 September 2017
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Novartis CEO Joseph (Joe) Jimenez Jr.
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  • Need to improve Work-life balance for employees (in 51 reviews)

  • Senior management needs to encourage more skip level meets and bear grass root issues (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Horsham, England
    Former Intern - Intern in Horsham, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent working environment with friendly and helpful staff and management. Really enjoyed my experience as an intern.

    Cons

    Can't recall any negative aspects of working at Novartis. Was hired through an agency so any administrative issues were dealt with through them.


  2. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Basel (Switzerland)
    Former Intern - Intern in Basel (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novartis as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    The campus is great, and a good workenvironment.

    Cons

    A big company work environment


  3. "Intern Novartis"

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    Current Intern - Intern HE&OR in Basel (Switzerland)
    Current Intern - Intern HE&OR in Basel (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Novartis as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible time, logistically evolved, lots to learn, good working environment, culture, Immaculately Clean, fast paced and challenging, I am on a contract.

    Cons

    Constant change with employees and even within the company, no chance of hiring after internship, the internship salary is low for the living standard


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  5. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Basel (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Basel (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very diverse people from all over the world. Generally a friendly atmosphere, most of the buildings are beautifully appointed

    Cons

    Same staff can be rude generally the old school German. Better to look busy and produce work of poor quality than to be seen sitting idle

    Advice to Management

    Talk more to staff


  6. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has good benefits, salary

    Cons

    there is no cons for me

    Advice to Management

    NA


  7. "Intern"

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    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in East Hanover, NJ (US)
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in East Hanover, NJ (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good pay. Big campus. Lots of cafeterias and a gym. Lunch and Learn program to learn about the pharma business

    Cons

    Too may reorganizations causes employee stress and irritability.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent!"

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    Former Employee - Intern in East Hanover, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in East Hanover, NJ (US)

    Pros

    Environment is dynamic, everyone is friendly, people are willing to help each other with anything.

    Cons

    Each employee personalizes their own schedule so it is sometimes difficult to get in touch with them.


  9. "idea place to work"

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    Current Intern - Summer Intern in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Intern - Summer Intern in Boston, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Novartis as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    many opportunities to access the latest knowledge and technology in this field. Friendly people

    Cons

    sometime heavy working load, a little bit pushing


  10. "It was very friendly environment as the aesthetics of the location of the office is fabulous!!!"

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    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Novartis as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Cooperative colleagues.
    2. Friendly environment.
    3. Strong financials.
    4. Chance of advancement in career.

    Cons

    1. Difficult to get in touch with top management.
    2. Often desk jobs are sitting and doing nothing at all.


  11. "Novartis"

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    Current Intern - Intern in Basel (Switzerland)
    Current Intern - Intern in Basel (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Multinationale, présence dans plusieurs pays
    Challenges intéressants
    Campus très agréable (service postale, magasins, restaurants pour tous les goûts)
    Rémunération intéressante

    Cons

    En perte de vitesse
    Management focalise sur les réductions de coûts
    Pas de vision à long terme pour les employés