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Novartis Reviews

Updated 15 December 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance/holidays are organised well (in 156 reviews)

  • Friendly staff and colleagues who are always friendly and willing to help one another succeed in the work environment (in 65 reviews)

Cons
  • Need to improve Work-life balance for employees (in 56 reviews)

  • Lack of authentic leadership from senior management (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Medical Writer-II"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Medical Writer-II in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Medical Writer-II in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good work life balance.

    Cons

    no cons for me. everything good here.

    Advice to Management

    no advise. they are in right direction.


  2. "Supply Chain Support"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply and Business Support in Panamá (Panama)
    Former Employee - Supply and Business Support in Panamá (Panama)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A company with friendly and relax community

    Cons

    long working days without pay


  3. "Best place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, pay masters, international travel opportunities

    Cons

    None to my knowledge


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  5. "finance manager"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    work life balance, campus facilities (gym, sports courts), cafes, day care,

    Cons

    way to much bureaucracy to much documentation and processes, poor HR communication, a lot of turnover last few years in upper management so changing directions at a slow pace


  6. "Finance Head"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Bonus above average of market

    Cons

    Base salary not as competitive as other Pharma companies

    Advice to Management

    Flat hierarchy company in smaller countries, makes it difficult to have people management experience


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Review for Novartis"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior BPA in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Senior BPA in Hyderabad (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good increments
    Standard packages
    Flexibility of working hours (subject to manager)

    Cons

    No criteria to measure performance
    No transparency in the process of promotions
    No experience match etc.

    Advice to Management

    Should be more aware and enthusiastic about developing the careers of their employees


  8. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hyderabad (India)

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

    Pros

    HR Services
    Work life balance
    Value based company

    Cons

    Politics
    Too much Hierarchy
    Hikes are low


  9. "HR"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment, and great people

    Cons

    locations, work life balance is a big challenge


  10. "Global Trial Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Trial Manager in East Hanover, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Global Trial Manager in East Hanover, NJ (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Structured environment, very hardworking, smart people, learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Not as much professional development opportunities or travel opportunities as I would have liked.

    Advice to Management

    Help develop your team professionally and champion for them so that they can move up professionally.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Big pharma. In Alcon campus. Competitive salary. 410K and defined pension contribution.

    Cons

    Have to know people to get advanced. Too many goals that you can't influence. Expect to work holidays if you're in engineering or maintenance. Folks are dropping like flies.


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