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Novartis Reviews

Updated 19 October 2017
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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. "Excellent team / Ophtalmology branch"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Advisor in Frimley, England
    Current Employee - Medical Advisor in Frimley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice and very supportive team especally for someone new for the insustry. Excellent managere, flexible working hours. Happy employee

    Cons

    Driveng towards the office is a little nightmare. Slow and complicated processing

    Advice to Management

    Provide early training for new beginners. There is no piont to wait 4-6 moths for some certen trainings


  2. "Healthcare development manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Healthcare Development Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Healthcare Development Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Novartis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Rich pipeline- rewards well
    Great people

    Cons

    Operates from a global franchise perspective

    Advice to Management

    Think of the total customer experience- NHS


  3. "Great Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Processes and work practices in place to ensure that quality was maintained in all division.
    Good work life Balance

    Cons

    A lot of functions where outsourced to India.
    No more Career Opportunities in the UK


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  5. "Novartis UK"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camberley, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camberley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The teams are friendly, work hard and are dedicated to developing life-changing pharmaceutical. Novartis values cultural diversity and people from different countries and different backgrounds can progress to high levels within the company based on merit.

    Cons

    The level of bureaucracy is a hurdle to progressing with what seem to be relatively simple activities. However this may be due in part to some of the recent changes in the company and its processes.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to value your associates. Review and get feedback on your processes to ensure that they support rather than hinder your workforce.


  6. "Senior Clinical Trial head"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    progressive organisation and global career opportunities if prepared to relocate

    Cons

    Global reorganisation at short notice leading to job role redundancy


  7. "very good atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and fast working team. a lot of interesting challenges and smart and friendly team.

    Cons

    I have nothing to particularly mention. Sometime it can be annoying as all the team is speaking flamish and if you don't understand a word.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing particular


  8. "analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -good working environment, amazing people to work with

    Cons

    -tighter control required over expenses and waste


  9. "HR Business Partner, Global Aqua"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Camberley, England
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Camberley, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, good talent development process, good HR processes

    Cons

    Market median compensation positioning, will not be able to hire or keep top talents

    Advice to Management

    Change compensation policy to attract top talent


  10. "NVS MAx"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    Big company, big portfolio, big pipeline, dozens of disease-areas to explore, many opportunities.

    Cons

    Not so big salaries, below the industry average. Too vertical company, lots of red tape.


  11. "?..."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs Manager
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good development opportunities available to staff.

    Cons

    High pressure job, resource limited at times.


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