Sr. Administrative Assistant to Senior VP (Former Employee) – East Hanover, NJ – June 26, 2017
The culture is quite different here, however, it is what you make it. You look for people to smile at you or say good morning you set the atmosphere and go from there. My department if fantastic. I have never worked with a group of multi-curlural people in my life and they are great. I set the tone for me, and do not way for people to approach me I approach them with a smile and good morning.
I'm a contractor and don't know about the Compensation/Benefit package. Nor do I have any knowledge of Job Security/Advancement. Management treats me well.
They encouraged getting the business from providers who you could talk to and not just call on everyone to meet call per day objectives. Management was good in the last 6 years I was there. They did consider family first
Freedom to work independently with clients and rewarding my design skills. Beautiful campus and cafeterias providing health foods.
SENIOR DESIGNER (Former Employee) – East Hanover, NJ – June 21, 2017
Supervisor organized work flow. I would receive between 6-10 projects a day to design. They provided in-house and off-site training on design and new software. Management was organized and accommodating to problems. Workplace culture was excellent. Hardest part of job was many overtime hours. Most enjoyable part of job was designing and working with customers.
Company provided a gym for exercise, nurses station and superior cafeterias.
Quality Control Analyst (Current Employee) – Humacao Municipio, PR – June 10, 2017
Very busy and demanding. Many changes in planning and schedule , priorities and little details. Highly committed team work with high expectations and demand. A healthy but intense competitions between job partners.
Flexibility as an exempt employeer .
The matter is to complete your job at the riquired time .
Groundbreaking Science with Little Opportunity for Advancement
Environmental Health & Safety Specialist (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – May 30, 2017
I worked at the San Diego, CA, site for nearly four years.
While I'm passionate about research and believe wholeheartedly in the great work that Novartis' scientists and professionals do, the organization's structure appears to place more value on tenure than performance, skill or professional ability. Basically, just because you come in, make excellent contributions and work hard does NOT mean you should expect to advance professionally; the majority of those opportunities are solely reserved for those that have simply "been there the longest."
Overall, a great organization dedicated to the advancement of medical treatment, but site- based leadership can sometimes be lacking.
Hard working employees, talented and dedicated to patients
Oncology Launch Consultant (Former Employee) – East Hanover, NJ – May 20, 2017
Novartis was a great place to work, I would recommend it - the culture is pleasant and respective of consultant who are treated like employees. It's a fast paced-demanding company, but the work is all about reaching patients with the right products.
Associate Director (Current Employee) – East Hanover, NJ – May 19, 2017
Great company, with opportunity for advancement, but you have to be willing to hear that many things are done "just because that's the way we've always done it".... systems don't talk (clinical research), duplication of responsibilities (just because). Sites agree that the company is behind the curve of change regarding risk based monitoring, telecommuting abilities (email not available for traveling CRAs), electronic systems, site training requirements, electronic regulatory submissions by site (documents are mailed in via USPS by CRAs, with long delay in uploading to shared area), single sign-on, eCRFs, IVRS, etc.
benefits, vacation, salary, bonus
behind the times on technology, especially with regard to regulatory document submission