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Novartis Reviews

Updated 20 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. "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Administrator in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Administrator in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, opportunities, team environment, benefits

    Cons

    Location is not great. If travelling by dart or bus it's okay but very little parking available on-site


  2. "Communications Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Manager, Communications in Basel (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Global Manager, Communications in Basel (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Development opportunities
    People Empowerment
    Performance-based annual review
    Amazing headquarter campus

    Cons

    Work-life balance
    Job uncertainty
    Too much bureaucracy and politics

    Advice to Management

    Be more people-oriented (for real) and reduce bureaucracy


  3. "A very good company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in Ljubljana (Slovenia)
    Current Employee - Scientist in Ljubljana (Slovenia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Constant learning and improvement options, work flexibility, useful feedback, interesting work, great team

    Cons

    People time and priorities' management could be improved

    Advice to Management

    See above


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  5. "Senior Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee Friendly company which provides optimum work life balance

    Cons

    high internal politics for promotion and hike

    Advice to Management

    promotion and hike should be based on actual work rather than networking and flattering


  6. "Associate Director"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    - Great Innovation and opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Challenging bureaucracy and bloat from redundant job positions. No clear organization of supporting roles.


  7. "Global Medical Affairs Director"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities for cross training on multiple therapeutic areas

    Cons

    Multiple bureaucratic processes to get work done


  8. "Novartis"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    Performance driven, strong scientific collaboration, good campus

    Cons

    Work life balance can be an issue sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Constant re-organization may reduce productivity


  9. "Scientist II"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist II in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Scientist II in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours with some family oriented benefits

    Cons

    Disparate pay scale for women compared to men

    Advice to Management

    Equalize pay for female workers


  10. "Finance Manger"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity for growth. Intense follow upon professional development and Compliance if the heart of all activties

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy and it is easy to get lost with the day to day rush.


  11. "Admin Professional"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admin Professional in Basel (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Admin Professional in Basel (Switzerland)

    I worked at Novartis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Novartis really cares about you. Great growing opportunities

    Cons

    i do not really have anything to say

    Advice to Management

    keep going like this


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