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Senior Sales Consultant (Former Employee) –  Cleveland, OHMay 6, 2017
The industry as a whole of pharmaceuticals went through multiple re-organizations and re alignments including layoffs. This company as all pharma companies have excellent benefits.
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Manufacturing Alcon-Labs (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CAMay 5, 2017
Benefits are very good. Gossip work Culture. Management can use better judgment by being more helpful and have more effective cross training within departments.
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Culture and Management
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Culture is different than other companies
Senior Programming Specialist (Current Employee) –  East Hanover, NJMay 4, 2017
Work-life balance is good. Stone-aged process, sometime very frustrating. Process learning time takes too much of real work time in the functional area. Self-development is not very visible.
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It's a very competitive environment but happy three years there's a reorganization
Principlal Clinical Analyst (Current Employee) –  East Hanover, NJApril 29, 2017
Need to have a high skill set and be very competitivehappy three years there's a reorganization however since it's a large company career advancement and promotions are unlimited
Pros
Very competitive and lots of different clinical trials good benefits
Cons
Focus on India US is a satellite site
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Many talented employee, but management is not stable.
Scientific Associate II (Former Employee) –  Emeryville, CAApril 28, 2017
There were many significant management and research area changes at this site in the last few years. Typical day at work was not very different as other established companies.
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Was a great place to work many many years ago. Went downhill rapidly in the past 10 years
Senior Administrative Assistant II (Former Employee) –  East Hanover, NJApril 25, 2017
In the beginning was a wonderful place to work, but through the years became more and more stressful and the people that could perform got dumped on. The culture changed dramatically and I feel the EEO was no longer in existence.
Pros
None
Cons
Overworked
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A great company in a nice location.
PC Support Technician (Former Employee) –  New JerseyApril 24, 2017
The time I spend working for Novartis was interesting and educational.
I got a chance to work with experts in the IT industry and further my knowledge in PC support.
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Executive Assistant/Database Management (Former Employee) –  Summit, NJApril 22, 2017
A stable work environment. Able to pay all of bills. Great benefits. Everyone was like family to me. Still talk to ex-employees. Learned a lot. Great supervisors.
Pros
Free lunches, discount prescription drugs . . .
Cons
Long hours during projects.
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Great company to work for - great benefits - flexible scheduling
IT Service Manager (Former Employee) –  East Hanover, NJApril 20, 2017
Prior to 2012 Novartis was a great place to work.
The personnel within the IT department (regardless of location) were knowledgeable and it was a pleasure working with them.
After 2012 things changed dramatically and it seemed the only thing important to management was the "bottom line".
Budget challenges were constant, entire departments were out-sourced and/or off-shored, and staffing in all departments was reduced to bare bones.
As staff was cut, the remaining personnel were asked to take on additional responsibilities - but the knowledge continuity was gone - as was the camaraderie between the staff.
The worst part of the experience was that upper management never once came out and acknowledged the real reason the cuts were being made. Morale dropped significantly over the past several years and it is doubtful that it will ever rebound back to the level prior to 2012.
Pros
Great benefits, flexible hours, travel, nice campuses
Cons
Management decisions made in a vacuum, too much out-sourcing/off-shoring
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Fast-paced, high expectation, work-place
Business Partner (Current Employee) –  East Hanover, NJApril 20, 2017
Not for the faint-of heart; extremely important to be politically astute and have a broad, internal network
Siloed org structure often makes things harder than they should be, but can be overcome through personal relationships.
Pros
Good benefits and compensation packages
Cons
Very long days
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Senior District Manager (Former Employee) –  East Hanover, NJApril 19, 2017
great work life balance and moral was high supported sales force and management team. would recommend to all to work at novartis. strong pipeline of promoted brands
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Sales Consultant (Former Employee) –  Buffalo, NYApril 17, 2017
Able to successfully grow territory sales despite adverse managed care status.
Altered prescribing habits of Primary Care Physicians & Cardiologists in both office and hospital settings to grow key products.
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Good company to work for but with the changing landscapes of pharmaceuticals not a very secure place of employment.
SENIOR SCIENTIST I- IN-VIVO GLAUCOMA RESEARCH (Current Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXApril 14, 2017
Good company to work for but with the changing landscapes of pharmaceuticals not a very secure place of employment. The science being done is very interesting. The atmosphere is great for cross training and learning many different aspects of the business.
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great company
Sr. Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  East Hanover, NJApril 11, 2017
Great company to work for. Great work life balance. The most enjoyable is the campus and the perks like gym. Also met many great people working here for the last couple of years.
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Good benefits/Too much constant change
Senior Accountant (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXApril 6, 2017
Compensation and benefits are good.

While it's admirable to work for a place that is driven and seeks high quality work, then are constantly trying to change things which results in over worked employees.

Management does not always look out for their people and having a 3 day close could mean working close to 40 hours in those 3 days.

Recognition is often based on project work which requires you to hold your regular duties and hold a second job with the project work.

Work life balance is promoted but not actually practiced.
Pros
Good benefits and compensation
Cons
no work life balance/constant change
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Highly efficient research place
Scientist I (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAApril 4, 2017
Best place to learn and grow. People are friendly and helpful. Management should setup realistic deadlines and expectation. Easily accessible by public transportation. Enjoyed working here.
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Great place to work.
Field Force Regional Coordinator Consultant (Former Employee) –  East Hanover, NJApril 4, 2017
The workplace culture is professional. The company embraces an teams player environment. There is room for growth for those whom seek it. The company offers various trainings.
Pros
Events, use of gym.
Cons
None
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Good benefits, very aggressive culture.
Scientist (Former Employee) –  East Hanover, NJApril 2, 2017
Good benefits. Good policies are only on the paper, not in practice. The culture is very aggressive, in some groups, it brings out the worst in people. Everyone has to play political games, even the lowest level employees.
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Good Compensation
Manager (Former Employee) –  Parsippany, NJApril 2, 2017
Good compensation. Depend on which group you are in and your managers, some are nice, and others are nasty. Political game players are rewarded heavily.
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Productive and fun workplace people wore very willing to say hi to you when they walk past you helpful
Package Handler (Former Employee) –  Lincoln, NEApril 1, 2017
Very nice place to work at people were happy people will help you when you ask and when it's needed will train you and appropriate manner very good place to work for
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