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Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Novartis.

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62 English questions out of 62

21 May 2019

Does Novartis offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Great benefits package Competitive salaries compared to the market offers Otherwise valuable workforce and generally dynamic atmosphere

Cons

High stress level High volume of overtime with no realistic possibility to compensate and no desire from company management to regulate a decent financial compensation HR is mainly an absent function and the line managers need to deal with HR related topics mainly on their own HR related changes are not thought through, the communication is vague and the transparency on actual impact at individual contributor level is absent On the facility topic - not equiped to support expanding teams and most often the flexible workspace policy proves to generate waste rather than efficiency Technical equipment (laptops) are not built to support the financial operation capabilities (reporting, multiple apps usage etc) IT updates are a painful process Salaries paid for months in a row with small but uncomfortable delays Inappropriate attitude and open public speech towards current or former business partners despite the fact that more than 50% of current employees are coming from the respective companies Low level of respect towards employees reflected by faulty communication, broken promises, lack of support to achieve goals in professional development, office politics determining who occupies certain roles

Great benefits package

21 May 2019

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9 June 2019

Does Novartis offer massages?

Pros

Good canteen and sometime have free coffee on Friday

Cons

Too much comments from quality and at times they are not necessary

Advice to Management

To trust and to empower their staffs, leaders to stop finger pointing and build a harmony culture

Good canteen and sometime have free coffee on Friday

9 June 2019

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15 August 2021

Does Novartis offer dental insurance?

Pros

Work life balance Great culture People first approach

Cons

Benefits like schooling, medical allowances etc are not that great compared to other industries.

Benefits like schooling, medical allowances etc are not that great compared to other industries.

15 August 2021

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1 February 2021

Does Novartis offer parental leave?

Pros

Good benefits, annual leave, pension, car allowance, Global leadership has a good philosophy that needs to trickle down to the rest of the organization

Cons

Some managers play favorite and this affects growth prospects. HR in my station was not supportive of the associates

Advice to Management

Put in place better structures on Reward and Recognition in place and talent development to avoid the effect of favoritism or unfair compensation schemes based only n HRs input. Yuo are losing a lot of good talent.

Good benefits, annual leave, pension, car allowance, Global leadership has a good philosophy that needs to trickle down to the rest of the organization

1 February 2021

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1 February 2021

Does Novartis have a pension plan?

Pros

Good benefits, annual leave, pension, car allowance, Global leadership has a good philosophy that needs to trickle down to the rest of the organization

Cons

Some managers play favorite and this affects growth prospects. HR in my station was not supportive of the associates

Advice to Management

Put in place better structures on Reward and Recognition in place and talent development to avoid the effect of favoritism or unfair compensation schemes based only n HRs input. Yuo are losing a lot of good talent.

Good benefits, annual leave, pension, car allowance, Global leadership has a good philosophy that needs to trickle down to the rest of the organization

1 February 2021

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