Novartis Reviews

Updated 14 Aug 2020

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4.0
81%
Recommend to a Friend
93%
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Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan
Vas Narasimhan
662 Ratings
Pros
  • "Open communication, Great work environment(in 152 reviews)

  • "Unbossed / blue culture, good benefits package, good work environment(in 142 reviews)

Cons
  • "There were no cons identified by me as of yet(in 63 reviews)

  • "Slow decision making, so many stakeholders(in 51 reviews)

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  1. "Great research teams"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Expert Statistician in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

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  2. "Review"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Science Liaison (MSL) in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team culture, open to feedback

    Cons

    Staff retention is low here


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Novartis Australia"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Oncology Product Specialist (Sales) in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Novartis full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance, have a more employee focused HR department.

    Cons

    Internal politics, poor people management policies.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Comms"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internal Communications Adviser in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Novartis full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Culture and opportunity for development

    Cons

    Location and lack of parking and hot desking

  5. "Good upper management and peers"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Science Liaison 

    I worked at Novartis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    network, salary, managers, and co-workers

    Cons

    Not always opportunities to advance

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership does not care about people at all"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Great and lovely people to work with - Trying very hard to change work culture but with no success due to their bad leadership team who only does what Global dictates as nobody wants to stand up against the big NVS. - Gift of time - extra leave for Christmas period

    Cons

    - No work-life balance - No career development - if you don't have a science degree you don't get anywhere - elitism at its best - huge workload and no consideration from upper management if you try to "speak up" which is an environment they allegedly are trying to enforce, but when you "speak up" you are told not to complain. - their agile work environment is a "save money" exercise which only works for those who made that decision as the upper management is hardly ever in the office, however the rest of the staff has to battle for desks and 'working from home' is frowned upon by some managers but then they do it themselves. -

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  7. "Bad System within the company"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    Flexible. Bosses are easy going most of the time

    Cons

    Management is not as good

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  8. "Pharmaceutical consultant"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Novartis part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, I had a fabulous manager in Drug Safety, many job perks, on site parking, comfortable working environment, subsidised canteen (great food). My last year of employ at Novartis was 2013- wasn't an option to select above

    Cons

    horrendous commute from the East side

  9. "Public Affairs"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company has great flexible working policies and have a focus on work life balance. Decent salaries

    Cons

    Working hours can sometimes be late or early as they report to a global team

  10. "it was good experience"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    great salary, great culture. great ambience

    Cons

    no as such. perfect place to work at.

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