Business Application Project Manager (Former Employee) – East Hanover, NJ – November 6, 2018
Depending on the department things may range from okay to absolutely toxic. Unless you are tagged as advanceable prepare for a stagnant career. Management is confused and typically acts in direct opposition to stated policies. Office politics play a big role in opportunities for projects with any visibility - same few people always get the assignments and recognition. Policy for salary is to avaid increases to base pay and instead use bonus to "reward" performance. Largest increase in 10 years was 2%
Flexable working conditions with a very pleasant working environment
Metrologist/Chemist (Former Employee) – Suffern, NY – November 3, 2018
Novartis is one of the best company to work for as their benefits and working conditions are top in the industry. They are very accountable for the people as well as the preservation of the environment.
Flexible working conditions
Reduction of workforce to save money(not necessarily a con).
Statistical Programmer (Current Employee) – Cambridge, MA – November 1, 2018
I worked in Data Review and Analytics Team of oncology department. I am responsible for data review activities. Always have meetings with data management team and clinical operation team to discuss about the data review strategy. Utilize SAS and JReview to create standard global JReview reports used for data clean and safety or efficacy analysis on different studies based on the requests from other teams. All these data review reports are based on the reviewer's new requests. So this is challenging since all these tasks are ad-hoc work.
Account Manager II, Novartis Respiratory (Current Employee) – East Hanover, NJ – October 29, 2018
I would not have replaced our team for anything, as we were a well-respected, cohesive unit. Each individual was a professional, worthy of sharing successes, providing feedback, and being willing to lend a hand when needed.
I got my start at Novartis and they provided great training. I liked my managers, but sometimes upper management could be short-sighted. I really liked all my coworkers and the products were usually pretty good.
The Swiss working culture is the finest in the world with only the German working culture coming close .
MANUFACTURING OPERATOR/SENIOR PACKAGING OPERATOR (Former Employee) – Lincoln, NE – October 18, 2018
Management would give out vouchers for free meals in the cafeteria regularly which always made people feel special and recognized. Pharma is big business and Novartis did almost everything right. Super great company!
Change Project Manager/ Product Owner (Former Employee) – East Hanover, NJ – October 18, 2018
My experience at Novartis was not that great as I felt consultants were micro managed within project and product launch dept. it's an old work culture where long term / veteran employees are set in the way they work and want change but don't really prefer it. This escalates down on project and change managers who were brought in to make changes.