Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
508 Reviews
3.5
508 Reviews
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Novartis Pharmaceuticals President André Wyss
André Wyss
128 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance with many activities for company bonding (in 38 reviews)

  • Good work-life flexibility, good benefits, good program for continuing education reimbursement (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • The work-life balance is not well balanced and the pressure is difficult to support (in 30 reviews)

  • No work life balance and lack of promotion opportunity (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance , Good HR Policy , Good Pay Master

    Cons

    Learning is not as much as it should be .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More Training and enhancing more skill sets.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clinical Operations Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Operations Manager in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Clinical Operations Manager in Mumbai

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Company to work with.

    Cons

    too hierarchical, no others that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A professionally-run organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Expert Publication Writer in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Expert Publication Writer in Hyderābād

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Cronyism helps big time in this organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make competition healthier

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Its been very good till date to work here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TMR in Chandigarh
    Current Employee - TMR in Chandigarh

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Its a very good company to work for.

    Cons

    Management is very good but very tough....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kindly 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...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    very energetic, and global exposure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Coimbatore
    Current Employee - Marketing in Coimbatore

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    stagnant growth , very less oppurtunity to go to next level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Learn 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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It was a wonderful experience working at Novartis

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medical Representative in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Medical Representative in Mumbai

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    There are always more opportunities

    Cons

    sometimes relocating is difficult with novartis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the process are managed very well

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Interesting Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Mumbai

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Opportunity to be placed abroad

    Cons

    Reactive approach to tacking issues on career development

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Safety Profesiona in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Safety Profesiona in Hyderābād

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Summer Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible, Teamwork while also working independently

    Cons

    None really, Great company to intern at

    Recommends

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