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Novartis Sales Representative Reviews

Updated 25 July 2017
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Novartis CEO Joseph (Joe) Jimenez Jr.
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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. Helpful (1)

    "If you're a robot, there's a job for you here..."

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    Current Employee - Senior Hospital Sales Representative in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Hospital Sales Representative in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Novartis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to move upwards if you're prepared to keep your mouth shut.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy; no trust; employees treated like children. Don't open your mouth or you will have your life made miserable.

    Advice to Management

    If you want a speak up culture, you need to get your middle management in line.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good company...downsizes are part of the job,,,"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, insurance and 401k

    Cons

    Your job is never really safe.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Disgusting"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Helped me find a role paying a heap more at a financial company. Future considerably brighter here than in Pharma.

    Cons

    Cleaned house of top ranks sales reps likely in an attempt to save money. Reps who never produced anything were kept while consistent performers were let go.

    Advice to Management

    Ruined a wonderful company- Alcon. Sad to stil hear of good hard working people getting shafted.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not the same Alcon anymore."

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, vacation days, Alcon campus, employee appreciation gifts/rewards.

    Cons

    Management, HR. Overall leadership is poor.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone is leaving because of the management you protect and retain.


  6. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great products, good salary and benefits, great management and excellent work/life balance.

    Cons

    It is not the best salaries among the top companies.


  7. "Fair Company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay scale & other benefits
    Good Culture
    Nice place to learn new things

    Cons

    Communication gaps with in departments.

    No system process

    Every thing is depending upon your Immediate Boss .

    No Investment on Doctors Level

    One Man Show .

    Advice to Management

    Make system process clear & transperancy between each & every department.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great experience as an entry-level Pharmaceutical Rep"

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Seattle, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In-depth training; excellent for entry level pharma rep. I was extremely fortunate to have an OUTSTANDING District Manager who supports her team through and through. Not only a "manager", rather a "leader", "coach". Marketing messaging is clear with ethical documentation.

    Cons

    During my tenure, the work-life balance was not in balance. A lot of administrative duties that were required yet admin "time" was not allowed during the work week. Time-off policies were reasonable.

    Advice to Management

    Work-life balance.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company during the good years. Now they are doing more with less."

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Midwest, WY (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Midwest, WY (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good training. Stable products at the time.

    Cons

    To many cliff patents. Portfolio has now suffered and current produce are me-to products. Lost it's punch. Pipeline is slim despite what you read.

    Advice to Management

    I go beyond management. Advise to leadership-CEO get on the same page as he reps. Understand the industry and you will find your answers for field reps.


  10. "Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Company to work for. More pros than cons. Long term great experience and opportunity. Strong future ahead even with this 2 year setback.

    Cons

    Generics overtaking market. Difficult market for the next two years. Poor opportunity at the moment but in the long term Novartis will continue to grow and succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on talented employees


  11. "it was very joyful journey with the company . i learnt so many things from it. i am impressed with policies of it."

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Navsari (India)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Navsari (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was informed by one of my friends and experience it is the best company to work with as it covers the most of the regions.

    Cons

    well i didnt find any though.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees. the are the soul part of the company and they can do better if they are rewarded satisfactorily.