Novartis Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2021

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4.2
86%
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96%
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Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan
Vas Narasimhan
1,420 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very open and uplifting work environment(in 175 reviews)

  • "Fairly good benefits for employees(in 166 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Slow and bureaucratic decision-making processes can be frustrating(in 56 reviews)

  • "With new senior management comes new ideas and change of direction(in 43 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      GOOOD

      Jul 28, 2021 - Associate Analyst in Hyderābād
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance is very good

      Cons

      Learning Curve can be improved

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      One of Best to Work For

      Jul 25, 2021 - Solution Design Expert in Hyderābād
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work culture ! One of most people centric organization. An organization who keeps Employees and Patients at the core of its Business. Invests heavily on IT. Embrace Data and Digital and want to be a truly data driven organization. Provides lots of opportunity to learn and grown in cutting edge technologies. Competitive Remuneration, Yearly increments and bonus payout

      Cons

      Its process driven Organization so few things takes a bit time Work pressure for IT people is more though depends on one how one manage workloads. Organization promotes lots of measures for work-life balances and proactively take initiatives to promote those.

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Hard and smart workers stay away from this MNC. Its a trap!

      May 31, 2021 - Business Analyst in Hyderābād
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good infrastructure and canteen facilities and leave options

      Cons

      • Most of the employees are being hired from tier-3 college with no tech background and you end up feeling stuck with bunch of incompetent people. • The incompetent management knows nothing about your work and they are full of Bengali people from WNS and they have created a nexus so that they can promote their own breed. They can't even speak fluent English. • Favorite people are only promoted. • Everyone want to reach TL position so that they can enjoy TL salary band. • Work is mostly support work except a data science team which comprises of 2 senior Data scientists. These data science people develop algorithms and pass onto the other teams for regular updates. • This is the kind of work you can expect. Performance reviews are mostly a joke. Very less difference between hike and promotional hike. • If you can sell your work in the eyes of management by taking sessions, you will get 3% extra hike. You just have to spread your "innovation" like a virus. • This company is best for retirement type of work and nothing else. Senior (old WNS people) will pull you down due to their own job insecurity

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Environment

      Jul 23, 2021 - Associate Software Developer in Hyderābād
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1. Work life balance is too good. 2. Flexible working hours 3. Great people to guide in innovative projects. 4. Splendid Employee recognition system.

      Cons

      1. Sometimes there is a slow paced working, projects are sometimes delayed. 2. Minimum 18 months to work before shifting to another field.

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good culture to work

      Jul 24, 2021 - Manager in Hyderābād
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Company Mission is good for beginners Work Life Balance is good- no policy to track time worked : results are seen that too rarely Culture is exemplary- gives a relaxed outlook towards work

      Cons

      Not good company to grow professionally No development focus by upper management Determined people would lose interest soon since no reward/ growth for performers Better to be average performer and chill rather than outperform and work on multiple assignments- no incentive or management vision to grow professionals

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      One of the best employee friendly company

      Jul 23, 2021 - Manager in Hyderābād