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Updated 12 February 2019
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  1. Featured Review

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    "Novartis Pharmaceuticals"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Lots of opportunities to grow and develop

    Cons

    No cons to report. Have had a great experience


  2. "Novartis Vaccines"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liverpool, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Novartis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    was a fantastic division within the larger business

    Cons

    it was bought by GSK and split

    Advice to Management

    keep up the life saving work in whatever company you have now landed

  3. "Novartis Assessment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    Good environment at work, competitive salary, innovative mindset

    Cons

    Excessive bureocracy related to internal processes.


  4. "Supportive management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    I started at Novartis as a graduate and they are a wonderful company to work for.

    Cons

    Salary not market competitive


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Instructional Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, nice atmosphere, lovely building. Good food offerings for lunch in the canteen.

    Cons

    No career progression opportunities, management didn't seem to care much about employees


  6. "Nova"

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    Current Employee - Junior Designer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Junior Designer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good comms, enjoyable time and friendly stuff

    Cons

    Bad timing, timid meeting mostly happy


  7. "Senior Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    multicultural environment, several online training options and good oportunities for career development

    Cons

    Slow communication between departments, sometimes time consuming finding internal information

  8. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Novartis part-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and flexibility, chances for progression

    Cons

    Sale of division led to redundancy


  9. "My job had a purpose"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Take care of your development, mentoring and room to grow and have an impact

    Cons

    competition is hard but that's everywhere


  10. "internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Culture
    Location
    interesting work
    forward thinking
    change orientated

    Cons

    lack of ability in some managers