Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.4 469 reviews

74% Approve of the CEO

Novartis Pharmaceuticals President André Wyss

André Wyss

(112 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance with many activities for company bonding(in 35 reviews)

  • good company with good benefits(in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Work load is just too much and there is absolutely no work life balance at all(in 24 reviews)

  • No work life balance and lack of promotion opportunity(in 7 reviews)

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    Clinical Operations Manager

    Clinical Operations Manager (Current Employee) Mumbai

    ProsGreat Company to work with.

    Constoo hierarchical, no others that I can think of.

    Advice to Senior Managementvalue your people and talk to those under-performing. There could be a destructive insecure manager disabling a perfectly normal individual from being an asset to the company. Please don't just talk about transparency. Practice it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A professionally-run organization

    Expert Publication Writer (Former Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsResources were never a problem - there was always a solution for issues which arose from time to time

    ConsCronyism helps big time in this organization

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake competition healthier

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    very energetic, and global exposure

    Marketing (Current Employee) Coimbatore

    Prosemployee friendly company, good compensation, good culture, provides a very good platform to showcase our talent and creativity

    Consstagnant growth , very less oppurtunity to go to next level

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Its been very good till date to work here.

    TMR (Current Employee) Chandigarh

    ProsIts a very good company to work for.

    ConsManagement is very good but very tough....

    Advice to Senior ManagementKindly advise to the AM for not being so rude to us and ask him not to make his own rules and force us to do unethical works...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsVery flexible for employees (Work from home, flexible hours)
    Good initial package
    Good training & development

    ConsNo check from HR on promotion/hiring, managers doing that for the people they like
    Limited benefits for a performer
    Lack of motivation and direction provided by senior management
    Lot of work pressure

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to retain the performers by offering them good increment.
    If you decide people to work on holidays and saturdays, first make a policy of Overtime benefits/ mandatory compensatory off- can be provided as preveliged leave

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a wonderful experience working at Novartis

    Medical Representative (Former Employee) Mumbai

    ProsThere are always more opportunities

    Conssometimes relocating is difficult with novartis

    Advice to Senior ManagementMost of the process are managed very well

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    Interesting Experience

    Human Resources Manager (Former Employee) Mumbai

    ProsOpportunity to be placed abroad

    ConsReactive approach to tacking issues on career development

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Safety Profesiona (Former Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsGood learning opportunity;
    got platform to do something for any social cause

    ConsWorklaod is high; No work-life balance; system is less fair in terms of promotions and providing opportunities to the right candidate

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    A meaningful career to pursue

    Intern (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGood working environment and culture. Good work-life balance and plenty of training opportunities to upgrade yourself. They promote discussion and sharing session.

    ConsLack of office space for the employees. There were often few employees sharing an office desk. Have to respond fast and alert as you move in and out of clean room.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt will be great if each employee can have their own personal office space to save time carrying their laptop and stuffs around finding space to share.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My ten years with Novartis has provided me with wonderful opportunities

    Manager (Current Employee) Vacaville, CA (US)

    ProsGood benefits and great work life balance. They supported my executive MBA program and there is tuition reimbursement. Flat organization allows many go-getters to really excel by taking ownership and adding value to the organization.

    ConsUnfortunately the business strategy did not support new products coming to our site.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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