Sr. Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Cambridge, MA – September 27, 2016
Busy from start to end however I enjoy as I like to be busy. The people I work for and my colleagues are so much fun and I appreciate the opportunity to work with each one of them. I also love the Fiestas that Novartis through for Employees.
HR Service Specialist (Current Employee) – East Hanover, NJ – August 14, 2016
Norvartis NBS has provided the opportunity to learn about HR Related services and systems. The most enjoyable part of the job is the trainings and job support offered, from Yammer to new program and team meetings/trainings.
Learning Curve/ Ability to learn new functions that may serve outside of Novartis
Externals - Little to No Benefits offered, opportunity to move up within the company as a result.
Project Data Management, Clinical Safety Department
Clinical Safety Associate, Project Data Manager (Former Employee) – East Hanover, NJ & Summit, NJ – August 15, 2016
I began with the company when it was Sandoz and would have given it 5 stars. Novartis on the other hand, not so much. The merger certainly took it toll. I was wearing many different hats and the monetary compensation was not the same for ex-Sandoz employees. Ciba employs were better compensated and there was resistance in bringing Sandoz employees to the same level. With that said, I loved the positions I held and my (Sandoz) co-workers were great. Overall it was a great learning experience for me. I'm sure situations must be different at this time. I would probably work there again should the opportunity arise.
It's been so long since I worked there, I can't comment.
It's been so long since I worked there, I can't comment.
Associate Director, Business Planning & Analysis (Current Employee) – East Hanover, NJ – July 10, 2016
Great Work Life Balance. Telecommuting and flexible work hours a huge plus. Open Space work environment a plus.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Senior Records Assistant (Former Employee) – Emeryville, CA – July 11, 2016
I worked 8 hours a day. The atmosphere was great. I learned a lot on Records Keeping, Paying Invoices, Off-site Storage. Management was great. The hardest part of the job was the optical scanning at first. The most enjoyable was the relaxed atmosphere. The comfortable dress attire,and the co-workers. The best job I have ever had.
Everything was great. They moved to the East Coast.
loved working in research and development, I always got to do something different. I worked on many interesting products and dosage forms
Formulations Scientist (Former Employee) – Lincoln, NE – June 27, 2016
I enjoyed the variety in my job, it never got too boring. I learned so many things about manufacturing, packaging and labeling of over the counter pharmaceuticals. I liked working in the Pilot Laboratory with the miniature size equipment compared to the commercial size equipment used in the factory. I especially liked the scale-up process, that is where I learned the most about the robustness of the formula and the process used to manufacture gets challenged.
Constantly learning new things
Politics became more important to management than the employees.
While the company has vast resources and a stellar on boarding, and training process, The Commercial side is riddled with process and micromanagement. There's no connection with the realities that the field faces.
I was a part of Novartis family for 15 years. I won many sales awards and pushed many different drugs. My division was renamed numerous times. Nothing stayed the same for long. However my devotion to this company remained strong. Every year for the last six years that I worked we were told to "stay out of territory on any given Friday (usually before Thanksgiving or Christmas) and "wait by your phone". I survived 5 years of this but the 6th year I did not. That particular year 2200 people across the nation lost their job. Shortly afterwards Novartis was able to free up funds to acquire another company. I have previous clients tell me they have a different Novartis rep every 3 months. My advice when you see a position for Novartis is keep on scrolling.
Medicinal Chemistry Intern (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – August 8, 2016
I worked here for only 3 months as a summer intern, so I might not have been able to see that much. At least what I did see was generally positive. My supervisor had high expectations for me but was also patient with me; I was able to learn a lot. Great place for an internship.
Loved the international travel, loved the diversity of the people, enjoyed the work
Sr. Infrastructure Project Manager (Former Employee) – Ft. Worth, TX – August 4, 2016
Novartis has a mission to heal the world and I loved being part of that. I worked with amazing people all around the world. They have a history of discrimination, so upward mobility for women is very difficult
Associate Director Communications (Former Employee) – Vacaville, CA – July 8, 2016
- Wonderful opportunity to learn about pharmaceutical industry - Engaged first hand in delivering life changing products to consumers - World-wide organization and industry - Thriving industry segment with global growth
Global life changing industry
As with most global companies, quickly overlooks local staff
A constant learning opportunity with favorable work life balance
Oncology Medical Information Manager (Current Employee) – East Hanover, NJ – May 18, 2016
The company always has great innovation strategies and constantly striving to make leads in medicines for patients needs. Everyone is focused on growing the business and advancing our pipeline. The most enjoyable part is seeing everything come to fruition as there are countless town halls that always bring attention to all the hard work people put in.
Everyday here brings itself new experiences and knowladge due that I recieved calls from other Bussines Unit of Novartis in order to align information for developing new project and as a consequence the supply chain.
The atmosphere is superb, and I into the interaction with people from all over the world, even if this interaction is done by phone. I have adquiered the ability to negociate and convince people to do what they have to do.
Even though I am good at English (it is not my mother tongue), Sometimes I feel nervous since I have to report by slides the following up of contractor to the Global Team, that is an amazing challenge for my growing.
At the end of the day, I usually go to play soccer and hanging out with my friends because I reckon to get a succesful life is neccesary to have a balance life in all the aspects.
Human Resources Specialist (Current Employee) – East Hanover, NJ – May 9, 2016
Enjoying assisting and helping our employees with a number of tasks and Human Resource related missions. Making sure employees are paid properly and if they are not providing a solution whether it be with there bank or within our own internal pay roll to ensure they are compensated in a timely manner.
Executive Cardiovascular Sales Specialist (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – July 6, 2016
Novartis is a pay for performance company. I have excelled in that work ethic and salesmanship. Novartis is also very team oriented. With that in mind I have had great experiences with other professional sales reps. We all had our eyes on the prize to get the job done...right. The hardest part of the job has been the new call number orientation. Goals have been set very high and almost impossible to attain, I have been making sales goals and ranking in the upper 10% of reps. The most enjoyable part of the jobs has been getting to know my customers and the passion they have to help their patients. My Novartis colleagues have been wonderful through my career with Novartis. We all care about doing the right thing...everyday.
Intelleigent customers and colleagues. State of the art medications.
Target customers created from a third party vendor that are not reflective of my territory.
Strong work environment changing focus to risk based approach
VP VENDOR Management and Compliance contracting (Current Employee) – East Hanover, NJ – April 19, 2016
Although I am a contractor at Novartis, I am aware of how associates and externals are treated. For the most part it is fair but it is a business. Not all risk moves were well received but most were and the lessons learned were put into action for the next project or operational plan. Would like to secure a position there internally but it has not yet occurred. Been there six years. A good run for a contractor.
Research Associate (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – June 27, 2016
Some groups have good bosses who would put efforts to help you grow your career, some keep you blinded so you won't know much and keep working for the boss cluelessly and not learn anything so you will not out grow him/her. All depends on the personality of your boss.