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Novartis Reviews

Updated 20 Jan 2020

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3.8
75%
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90%
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Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan
Vas Narasimhan
508 Ratings
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  1. Featured Review

    "Amazing company with great new CEO"

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    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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    Novartis2019-11-26
  2. "Great place to work"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis

    Pros

    Fantastic staff. Friendly well established site.

    Cons

    Lots of paperwork due to nature of business

    Novartis2019-11-22
  3. "Great!"

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager 

    I worked at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    good perks at work.e.g. flexible

    Cons

    Micro managed and not the best

    Novartis2019-11-05
  4. "Good salary peaceful life"

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    Current Employee - Associate Medical Writer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Peaceful. No travel, work from home

    Cons

    Desk job, no progress, boring, stressful

    Novartis2019-10-30
  5. "Quality assurance"

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    Current Employee - Supplier Relationship Manager in Grimsby, England

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

    Pros

    Flexible working arrangements, good share scheme

    Cons

    Grimsby site now pending closure

    Novartis2019-10-15
  6. "Good employer"

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    Former Employee - ComEx Team Member 
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, opportunities to progress, pension and share scheme.

    Cons

    Staff are over promoted, leading to poor leadership at the top.

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    Novartis2019-09-26
  7. "not a bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    opportunities to move internally and abroad

    Cons

    some divisions are highly political

    Novartis2019-09-12
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Camberley, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have enjoyed the last 2 years working here. The team I work with are great, I can’t say anything negative about it, great manager too. The first 18 months were horrible with terrible management and it made me ill. I’m now about to leave due to the office relocating to London and I’m sad to go.

    Cons

    Relocating to London, feeling unimportant

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    Novartis2019-09-02
  9. "Oncology"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Study Manager in Frimley, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pipeline and introduced flexible working recently.

    Cons

    Complicated and multiple Systems, poor work life balance poor. No career progression.

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    Novartis2019-09-16
  10. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Library Assistant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Was paid on time, no OT

    Cons

    Micromanaging and very little opportunity for advance

    Novartis2019-08-11
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