unethical company with stressful work environment that does not value employees
Associate Director (Current Employee) – East Hanover, NJ – July 17, 2018
Stressful work environment Dishonest, unethical company from top-down Double standards and politics abound Lack of opportunity for career growth Lack of overall direction of company Too many changes without a true focus to drive success for the future Would not recommend
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Novartis is a good place to work
Creative Project Manager (Current Employee) – East Hanover, NJ – July 16, 2018
Lots of facilities and activities. 3 gyms located on campus with fitness classes. There's also a doctor's office and an eye doctor on campus. Food in the 3 main cafes are good, and there are 3 other specialty restaurants.
Sales Associate/Senior Area Sales Manager (Former Employee) – East Hanover, NJ – July 15, 2018
Novartis is a premier company with excellent training and support to get your job done. Goals are very clear, expectations are fair and rewards for exceeding goals are great incentives to reach for the stars.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – July 12, 2018
A typical day at Novartis was to provide excellent customer service as all patients had been diagnosed with some type of Cancer and we needed to assist on all that we can to provide free medication to those in need.
Intern, Global Strategic Sourcing (Former Employee) – East Hanover, NJ – July 9, 2018
A collaborative work environment with supportive colleagues. Significant exposure to various levels of the organization. Procurement is a global function with significant exposure to business and stakeholders.
Technical Field Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Tulsa, OK – July 8, 2018
Great company. Great people. Excellent experience there. Best training of my career. My territory was the southeastern US and CA. Sold products in the poultry market and pest management market. Great experience. Would troubleshoot problem accounts and work with distributor reps.
Head of Commercial Operations, SSA (Former Employee) – Lagos – July 2, 2018
My work experience at Novartis was great especially with the people I had to work with. They made my stay enjoyable. Everyday was hectic considering the fact that it was a time when the company was driving a growth agenda. New hire, new teams and teams structure, deployment of new applications, geographical and product realignment etc. Management needs to take a second look at its understanding of SSA and its future plans driving growth in the region. Also, people development and retention is poor. As regards work culture, it was poor. Hardest part of my experience was fitting in without onboarding, and training. I will expect a reputable organization like that to have a hand holding program for senior roles. Diversity, multi culture and inclusiveness were some of things I enjoyed most.
Expanding beyond their ability to attract experienced talent
Pharmacovigilance (Current Employee) – East Hanover, NJ – June 27, 2018
Novartis is adding many new products, but adding inexperienced people to try to cover all the new products, and not many bodies. This leaves the experienced people to do the work of 2 to 3 people to compensate for weak links. Compensation is however fair to make up for the work-life balance negative impact.
Senior Area Business Leader/District Manager (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – June 26, 2018
Novartis offers many diverse job opportunities and fully supports their employees to succeed in their responsibilities. They coach and train continuoulsy while recognizing success. They have a team culture and work to succeed together.
There are many divisions and many different opportunities for advancement.
Large stable corporation, great opportunities, great financial and career benefits
possible heavy work life balance, job requires full focus
Tech B (Current Employee) – Johns Creek, GA – June 26, 2018
Management Could Be A lot Better, The Workload could be Lessened and Contract Workers should be held in the same regard as the FT employees as they are asked to do above and beyond the Ft members are required to do
Sr. Administrative Assistant - Lead Admin (Current Employee) – East Hanover, NJ – June 26, 2018
Any given day could change due to meeting requests, manager calendar changes or departmental activities. I have many opportunities to grow and advance in my role and was given good coaching for growth. The most enjoyable part of the job was the people. I took great pleasure in collaborative opportunities shared for many years as well as the leadership challenges.
Executive Director (Former Employee) – Florham Park, NJ – June 17, 2018
I was hired at Novartis to lead a group that supported all products under development. The culture that was promoted within the organization was very internally competitive. i.e. The product team that performed the best got the biggest budget and most of the resources.