Compare Novartis vs CSL BETA

See how working at Novartis vs. CSL compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Novartis vs. CSL. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Novartis

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CSL

Employee Ratings

  • Novartis scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 3623 reviews)
Novartis employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than CSL employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 93 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Novartis employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.9 higher than CSL employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.7
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Novartis employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.9 higher than CSL employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
Novartis employees rated their Work-life balance 0.7 higher than CSL employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Novartis employees rated their Senior Management 0.7 higher than CSL employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Novartis employees rated their Culture & Values 1.2 higher than CSL employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
2.6
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Novartis Ceo Vas Narasimhan
92%
92%Vas Narasimhan
Novartis employees rated their CEO Approval 13% higher than CSL employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CSL Ceo Paul Perreault
79%
79%Paul Perreault
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
79%
Novartis employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 20% higher than CSL employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
59%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
70%
Novartis employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 17% higher than CSL employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
53%

Salaries

CSL has 17 more total submitted salaries than Novartis.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Representative2 Salaries
A$85,635/yr
Clinical Research Associated II1 Salaries
A$101,420/yr
Product Manager1 Salaries
A$154,882/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Representative6 Salaries
A$49,396/yr
Research Scientist4 Salaries
A$102,847/yr
Product Manager3 Salaries
A$68,523/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Novartis.
  • "People who work" was the most mentioned Pro at CSL.
  • "No cons" was the most mentioned Con at Novartis.
  • "Low pay" was the most mentioned Con at CSL.
Pros
Pros
"Work environment"(in 149 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 138 reviews)
Pros
"People who work"(in 3 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 3 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"No cons"(in 60 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 51 reviews)
Cons
"Low pay"(in 4 reviews)
"Middle management"(in 3 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Expert Statistician

I worked at Novartis full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Clever committed people in oncology research. Excellent support for innovative design and analysis of clinical trials.

Cons

While there are excellent professional development (PD) opportunities within the company, support for external PD opportunities (eg conference attendance) is not so strong.

Advice to Management

Aside: Resigned for family reasons in 2012 (the restricted range in the drop down does not extend this far). Great work environment, dedicated and creative staff.

I have been working at CSL

Pros

We make life saving products and people who work here have a real sense of purpose. The Company is high integrity and there is plenty of scope for advancement as they like to promote internally. The... international aspect is good - we have a lot of contact with colleagues from around the world and the Company believes in supporting travel to work face to face with colleagues and build strong relationshios. The Company is financially secure.

Cons

The site and some of the offices in Melbourne are old fashioned and a bit shabby. If you are working on international projects youj often have to take calls late at night.

Job Postings

Novartis has 1,196 more recently posted open jobs than CSL.