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Good company
Consulting Dietitian (Former Employee), montreal, QcNovember 5, 2014
I only worked for Novartis for a short period and only on a contractual basis .

I think it is a good company to work for and everyone I came in contact with was always professional.
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Great place to grow and learn
Joint Health and Safety Committee Member (Former Employee), Mississauga OntarioOctober 8, 2014
Learned life experiences
How a company works from the ground up
Co workers were a team
Management were role models
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Good Pay to compensate for
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Charlottetown, PEJune 30, 2014
Pros: excellent pay and benefits
Cons: long hours, no training, little support.
- Typical work week was 60+ hours with no paid overtime.
- Training for new staff non-existent, often directed to "find the written process online"
- Staff is unwelcoming to new employees.
- All staff events centered on alcohol related activities.
- Unrealistic expectations from Management - ie called in when sick, or on vacation because of short staffing and no cross training.
- Overall atmosphere of unease and anxiety caused by poor management of people and resources.
- HR and Management (with the exception of HSE team) dismissive about staff concerns when they were identified. (ie - staff were placed on probation or dismissed if they raised concerns about work/life balance or questionable processes)
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Finance (Current Employee), MississauagaApril 9, 2014
Would not recommend to others. The company works people to the bone in order to boost share price.
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Waaay too much politics
Labeling Regulatory Associate Manager (Current Employee), Mississauga, ONOctober 3, 2013
Much too much politics, causes a toxic and non-productive environment. They're small and they could be great with the right people, but I don't see it happening.
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Regulatory Affairs Manager (Current Employee), Mississauga, OntarioAugust 5, 2013
Pros: excellent local and international teams to work with.
Cons: long hours of commuting to work daily
A typical work day is full of fun with early morning teleconferences with colleagues in Europe (6 hrs behind Europe). This is followed by departmental, projects and products meetings. As part of the management team, strategic planning sessions would commence after the meetings. Regulatory Agencies' meetings to discuss ongoing submissions would follow.
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It has a good culture but the management was not supportive and it did not offer chances for advancement
Quality Assurance Associate (Former Employee), MississaugaJune 27, 2013
It has a good culture but the management was not supportive and they did not offer chances for advancement
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Good job to get more work experience
Territory Sales Representative (Contract) (Former Employee), ONApril 13, 2013
Pros: good clients
Cons: nothing to add
Day to day selling to small animal medicine.
Was able to speak with top leading parisitologists in North America.
Had a great experience working with Novartis' Professional Service Veterinarians, great support and knowledge of not only the medicine but also the industry.
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Great company with work life balance
Associate Brand Manager -Strategic Operations (Former Employee), Montréal, QCNovember 13, 2012
Novartis is a very good company to work in as it offers work life balance. It offers unique career opportunities and corporate culture.
The employees are very friendly and approachable and everyone supports you in your day to day activities.
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Always downsizing
Sales portfolio (Former Employee), dorvalApril 19, 2012
poor succession and growth opportunity, little or now product pipelinie
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Challenging and interesting work enviroment
Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee), Fort Worth, TXJanuary 24, 2015
Overall, Novartis is a great place to work and a superb company. I do feel that they are a little 'reactive' and like to change things too fast without thinking things through. Most management is professional and appreciate the hard work people put in...others, not so much. Novartis is a very diverse company.
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Great Company
Associate Manager, Quality Systems (Current Employee), Greensboro, NCJanuary 23, 2015
Challenges present, but increase transperancy, limit beauracracy and and actively enage employees
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Pay is good, high stress
IT Business Manager (Former Employee), Lincoln, NEJanuary 21, 2015
Formal corporate structure. Not a fun place to work. They know they pay well and treat employees accordingly.
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Executive Specialist (Current Employee), Indianapolis, INJanuary 15, 2015
Pros: advancement available and competitive compensation
Cons: nothing
Services existing accounts, obtains orders, and establishes new accounts by planning and organizing daily work schedule to call on existing or potential sales outlets and other trade factors.
Adjusts content of sales presentations by studying the type of sales outlet or trade factor.
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Very good place to learn and grow professionally
QA Authorized Person (Current Employee), Basel, BSJanuary 12, 2015
A typical work day is a very busy one, with a lot of tasks to accomplish in a timely manner. I learned a lot about pharma QA.
One of the most interesting part of the job was the international environment.
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Executive Sales Consultant (Current Employee), East Hanover, NJJanuary 11, 2015
Pros: offices
Cons: job security
Great people with whom to work at the physician level. Corporate seems to be out of touch and not very successful in bring new products to market. This is manifested by the lack of products and multiple job reduction over the past five years. It is Swiss back and cash heavy so will most likely be around for a while.
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Great place to work
Executive Assistant to VP of Development IT (Current Employee), East Hanover, NJJanuary 10, 2015
Great company, great people, excellent benefits. THis company is very good to its employees and the culture is good.
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Productive, challenging and great for developement
Admin Assistant (Former Employee), Dundee, SCTJanuary 6, 2015
Pros: good wage, respected by staff, good lunch breaks and a confidence builder
During my short time at Novartis I was put into real life business situations of a global company which was great to be apart of. I was given a confidence boost as I was trusted with many things, I got along with management and co-workers very well and day to day work life was enjoyable as well as productive. I would start at 8 and finish by 4 which fitted in great with my holidays and social life. I enjoyed getting to meet new people and to invite people into the business for meetings and promotions.
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Good place to work
TMOD/Staffing GM through Future Step/KornFerry (Current Employee), East Hanover, NJJanuary 6, 2015
Good place to work. Enjoyable work environment. Been here for two years. Commute is not the best. I live 2 hrs away but it is worth it.
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Focused
Columbus District Sales Manager (Current Employee), Columbus, OhJanuary 4, 2015
coach & player
- leading teams to deliver business results
- coaching others to deliver results
- mulitiple divisions for potential development

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About Novartis

Novartis AG, incorporated on February 29, 1996, is a Switzerland-based holding that, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the – Read more