Novartis Reviews

Updated 7 May 2021

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87%
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96%
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Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan
Vas Narasimhan
1,237 Ratings
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  • "Slow and bureaucratic decision-making processes can be frustrating(in 56 reviews)

  • "With new senior management comes new ideas and change of direction(in 43 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Felt like a family firm, not a multinational"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Camberley, England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Warm, inclusive, active listeners at all times. Dedicated to the patients they are trying to assist

    Cons

    Limited career progression unless willing to relocate to other side of the world

  2. "Good Company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    Good company with flexibility of work

    Cons

    Leadership- few members not approachable


  3. "Ok"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in London, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The benefit package and allowance

    Cons

    Little development opportunity for juniors

  4. "Great place to be"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Novartis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people and good work life balance

    Cons

    Process heavy and lack agility

  5. "Pharmacovigilance"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Expert Systems Operation in Hyde, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, Work environment, corporate culture, good values and behavior

    Cons

    Less package, local politics, difficulty in training and learning and job change

  6. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Data Analyst in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    competitive salary great benefits neat working environment

    Cons

    hierarchy still exist. hard to find a internal transfer

  7. "Great culture"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and collaboration across cpo

    Cons

    Still silo'd cross functionally which needs improvement

  8. "Novartis uk"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Individual Contributor in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible working policy, training and development.

    Cons

    Rate of change and management turnover.

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  9. "Great perks, minimal training"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Expert in Grimsby, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Share scheme, people, salary, healthcare

    Cons

    Few opportunities for travel, development, training

  10. "Lovely company to work for, I would go back again"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Associate in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Clear leadership, good work life balance, decent pay

    Cons

    Travelling from London to Farnborough was a pain, hence why I left

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