Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Charlottetown, PE – June 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 – more... 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) – less
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.
Territory Sales Representative (Contract) (Former Employee), ON – April 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.
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.
Sales Representative (Former Employee), Manhattan, NY – November 20, 2014
A once dynamic work environment drastically changed alongside the pharma industry the past 5-10 years. Numerous cuts to field sales forces and development programs. Loss of primary care products to blame. Specialty (Oncology) has a bright future and is the place to be within company.
Lab Associate (Former Employee), Basel, BS – November 19, 2014
I was able to improve academically and socially while working in this Firm. When working on a project you will be working with different members of your team, that you have to assist or vice versa to reach your short term goals in a efficient manner. These skills are important when you are working in any job as you will be faced with various tasks that – more... will be expected to be completed as quickly and efficiently as possible. – less
Very clean and friendly. Company activities all the time.
Team Member/Team Leader (Former Employee), Lincoln, NE – November 18, 2014
First shift kicks off at 6:30am. All of us fall into place and have our own responsibilities. Break @ 9am.....then lunch around 12:00. Loud noise on the theraflu line.l You better have ear plugs. It's great when the machines run as expected. We fly right through an order. At the end of the shop order we recap and get ready for the next run of Theraflu.
Team oriented and developer of selling and leadership strengths
company downsized two years ago. (Former Employee), East Hanover, NJ – October 17, 2014
Pros: hard worker, fast learner, team oriented
Cons: no relocation for next two years
Managed regional trainers across the United States Trained in certified in cardiovascular and mental health products, leadership and coaching training Sales Director for the launch of a contract sales organization while with Novartis Currently sub teaching for Dover, NJ public schools
Technical Writer (Current Employee), Suffern, NY – October 13, 2014
Collaborate with engineering and production to determine Technical Publication requirements of projects and production planning priorities. Develop, circulate and set effective templates where needed. Authored ad-hoc protocols, SOP revisions, rework/repackaging inspection protocols and summary reports in compliance with cGxP regulations. Participate – more... in production and project meetings to provide input regarding deliverables, timelines and p – less
Clinical Pathology Laboratory Assistant (Former Employee), East Hanover, NJ – October 3, 2014
Pros: working along side intelligent individuals
Responsible for centrifuge and slide stainers; performed monthly and weekly cleaning for laboratory machines; checked for blood clots in samples; separated plasma from blood samples; made blood smear slides; archived raw data; reviewed protocols; prepared study set ups and maintenance records; proofed data; paginated reports; organized data into tables – more... and graphs; allocated study slides; reviewed SOP's – less