Acquired different experiences and met very interesting people while traveling
Scientific Affairs intern (Former Employee) – Emeryville, CA – 9 September 2013
I had the oportunity to go to Mexico for 2 weeks, where I met very interesting people, specially two very important scientists, that has impacted in my profesional life. Furthermore, I was able to see how my work can impact people who really need medical assistance
Money and time was spent without having a strategy of what we wanted to get
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Canada – 19 March 2016
Typical pharma company who believes they are better than all the rest in their competitive therapeutic arena despite bringing nothing of differentiating value compared to the competitors. Senior management has limited knowledge of the market atmosphere and possesses poor relationships with KOLs. People managers lack ability to stray from corporate direction and are simply the mouthpiece for corporate decisions. Marketing department is exceptionally slow to bring new ideas and marketing materials to the forefront and are generally reacting to market changes rather than having any proactive foresight.
You never knew what your day was going to be when you walked in the door every morning. The hardest part of the job was that you never knew if you would have a job next month due to frequent lay offs. So everyone would try to take on more and more responsibility to try to avoid the next round of lay offs. It affected the morale of the company. Great co-workers and great team atmosphere.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Charlottetown, PE – 30 June 2014
- 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)
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.
Excellent local and international teams to work with.
Territory Sales Representative (Contract) (Former Employee) – ON – 13 April 2013
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.
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.
Opératrice (Current Employee) – Boucherville – 16 November 2014
changement de poste de travail quotidien, Après avoir pris part de l'assignation, nous opérons la machine et emballons le produit fini. Très peu de chance d'avancement ou de nouvelles formations de machines.