Novartis Reviews

Updated 20 Sep 2020

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Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan
Vas Narasimhan
725 Ratings
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  1. Featured Review

    "Amazing company with great new CEO"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Science Liaison in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

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  2. "Excellent"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Medical Advisor in London, England

    I worked at Novartis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent place to work af

    Cons

    Poor directed career progression here


  3. "Diverse, ethical and innovative"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    genuinely equal opportunities and career development.

    Cons

    constant change, offshoring fast, too fast in some cases.

  4. "Overall good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager (KAM) 

    I have been working at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    Good culture and people in uk

    Cons

    Career progression seems to be limited

  5. "Good company - but exiting manufacturing operations in the UK"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Transfer Lead in Beverley, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    Good people, pay and benefits. Challenging work manufacturing a variety of innovative life-saving medicines. Reasonable opportunities for progression.

    Cons

    Site will close at the end of 2021.

  6. "Comfortable place to work out, limited growth"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novartis part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, amenities, work hours and relatively low stress

    Cons

    Limited growth, not very high performance (varies by team but still limited)

  7. "Science driven company but lacking in diversity and compassion"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Medical Advisor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn new skills and expertise

    Cons

    Not forward looking, lacking in diversity and inclusion. Very political

    Novartis Response

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  8. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Chemical Process Operator in Grimsby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Novartis full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible working, medical benefit, share plan.

    Cons

    Shift working impacts on your health

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  9. "Awesome company to work for"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Patient Access Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    Culture and people are great

    Cons

    Too many meetings that are not necessary

  10. "Novartis"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Day Operator in Grimsby, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Simple work for good money

    Cons

    They only care about the profit

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