IT roles - Unless you live in India or enjoy mediocrity, stay away
Director IT (Former Employee) – East Hanover, NJ – March 21, 2019
Novartis has a lot of potential to be a great place to work. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
IT has been decimated and most work has been offshored. Eventually, all of IT will be in India.
So if you work in India, it could be a good place to work.
Another major problem for IT at Novartis, regardless of the location, is lack of reward for TRUE innovation. Those, the rare few, that actually follow through, execute and deploy an innovative solution despite the company's restrictions on budget allocations for IT development, are rarely rewarded or recognized. The brown nosers are rewarded. Of course, this practice drives true IT talent to leave unless they have issues which force them to remain and become bitter and disillusioned.
It is possible to succeed in IT if your horizons are limited and specialized in a role that will remain local or you live in India. Just be aware this is not true in most cases
good total compensation package
Promotions are rare, raises are low, no support for true innovation, highly risk averse and unable to learn from failures, stressed workers