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Novartis Senior Analyst Reviews

Updated 10 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. "Senior Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  2. Helpful (13)

    "Hire excellent workforce from the market and preserve them until eternity"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good use of technology and processes. Relatively flexible work hours and a scope to learn. Great culture if your manager is of your same community(Bengali). Lot of opportunity/incredible hike just just because of being part of the same community. Good learning for those interested to peruse their career in Politics. Great career for bengalis in US Advanced Analytics.

    Cons

    The only cons are the hard working people being hired. They have no clue how a bureaucratic company functions. There are so many complains about regional favoritism and those who are complaining have no idea on how to play politics. This is a company built on politics and bureaucracy and if hard working people came here expecting great career then you are sadly mistaken. Funny to see how managers sit around the table discussing how to screw around with employees, especially the ones not from their community.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire innovators and hard working people. Better hire people who are ready to be furnitures, who end up losing the guts to move out and finally become incompetent like the ones who hired them.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Good for settling down but possible issues if you are ambitious and want to develop your self"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and very nice cafeteria lots of options for people starting career

    Cons

    A great deal of bureaucracy and personal fiefdom from top level, strategic initiatives are identified basis personal whims of leaders

    Advice to Management

    Stop creating unnecessary levels to accommodate non performing people's, if you can't provide growth options just let them go


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Negative environment among MES Leads"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Hyderabad (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novartis (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company and the division was really good few years back. Work life balance, Travel Policy and HR Policy was good. Now only the new office facilities are worth looking for.

    Cons

    HR:
    Confidential meeting information are leaked and used as tool for career problems.

    Managers:
    Reviews here speak about Bengali favoritism and it does exist in USBA. Looking at the problem from the other side of the coin reveals extreme favoritism and gossips against Non Bengali team members. Managers plan to frame associates who dares to speak up. Nonsense GH created a culture of courage among such TL to do anything with associate's career. Its such a disturbing environment that Managers frame Associates, Associates frame Managers, Managers frame other Managers for projects, favoritism, hike, promotion. The hyderabad division doesn't believe in improving Patient's lives but more into Office Politics and Gossips. Confidential information of other associates are shared so as to know internal gossips (private/professional). Every Opportunity/Hike/Promotion discussion happens in the smoking area.

    Now this division is probably the worst place to be for anyone looking for a serious career. Would recommend premier colleges like IIT/BITs/NIT to blacklist this company as compensation is based on region and creed and not merit. Associates from their regional background are hired at twice the compensation as that of associates from IITs.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management is destroying the company. It may soon be a regional company and not a Multi National Company. Attrition is on the rise among Non-Bengalis and Bengalis who believes in Values and Behavior. Company and team speaks about Values but are the ones who fail on major integrity issues.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great company culture"

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible timing, HR policies, work from home, Unlimited sick leaves, outings every month, open door policies, good client interaction,

    Cons

    Work is monotonus by nature, increments are not so good, onsite opportunity is less and for short period, unequal distribution of work

    Advice to Management

    No advice


  7. "Amazing company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, work-life balance, lot of scope to learn. Amazing HR policies,

    Cons

    Where human is, there is politics. It has nothing to do with company. You got to learn to make sure your work matters and is acknowledged. Promotion is based on visibility.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Stable but less opportunities for growth"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in East Hanover, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in East Hanover, NJ (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, good benefits and a fast paced work environment.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities for growth. Once you land a role, it is very difficult to make horizontal or vertical transitions. Like most big organization, office politics and bureaucracy (and not hard work or talent) determine how far you will advance within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more internal development amongst associates.


  9. "An advanced company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Business Analyst in Siena (Italy)
    Current Employee - Senior IT Business Analyst in Siena (Italy)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Technology is advanced. Procedures are clear, understandable and complete. Colleagues have no hidden agenda and share ethics. Accountability and responsability are clear and accepted. Associates are encouraged to share and escalate topics and ideas. Functions and offices produce added value and information.

    Cons

    Workflows can be extremely complicated and lengthy, at times.


  10. "Good Place to Work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent standards of Values and Behavior.
    An institution in itself.
    Excellent talent pool across the globe working in synergy.

    Cons

    Average V& B in some associates.

    Advice to Management

    More scope to improve in V&B (Some Leaders).


  11. "Analyst, Supply Chain"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Sufficient training to develop the learning skills and implement those on the job. If you want great balance between your home and work, this is the company you should work.

    Cons

    Sometimes decision making process takes long time and it may frustrate you if you expect something readily available. Since this is a healthcare company, there are a number of regulations that prevent you being too fast.