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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 – 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
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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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Productive and great workplace
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Barranquilla, ATLSeptember 29, 2014
Pros: a lot of trainings
Cons: nothing
I learned how to deal with clients , I learned how to sell and to do an excellent customer services.
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Great place to work if you have a mentor
Manager, Multi-Channel Marketing (Current Employee), East Hanover, NJSeptember 28, 2014
Make sure to have a mentor who watches out for you and gives you the visibility you need and you will go far
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Thoroughly enjoyed working as a pharmaceutical sales representative for Novartis. Was with the company for 14 years.
Executive Neuroscience Specialist (Former Employee), New JerseySeptember 25, 2014
A typical day would include analyzing data to determine market trends and physician prescribing habits, preparing my call schedule, pre-call planning, clinical presentations to physicians and post call planning. My position also required developing thought leaders to be speakers, planning speaking events and conducting breakfast or lunch programs with – more... physicians. My managers over the years have taught me so much about sales. The hardest part of the job was getting products on formulary at the teaching institutions. The most enjoyable was seeing the results of my hard work. – less
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Productive and Enjoyable Workplace
Process Operator (Former Employee), Cork, CSeptember 25, 2014
A typical day at work involved starting off with a hand over for our process and making out a schedule for our 12 hour shift ahead with my colleagues. Then we would commence our operations.
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hardworking culture
Senior Cardiovascular Representative (Former Employee), NJSeptember 24, 2014
Pros: none anymore
Not a friendly atmosphere
Very very corporate
great products
too much turnover
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Professional Organisation
QC (Current Employee), ScotlandSeptember 22, 2014
Global company with a large portfolio. As part of the NVS group thereare huge advantages.
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opportunity to grow in my career lader
medical representative (Current Employee), cairo(ain SHAMS)September 18, 2014
-working am from 10am:2pm&from 7.30pm:11.30pm.
-lean to never giveup.
-hardest pate:is to achive target what ever the situation.
-the most enjoyable part is when you make perfect call.
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Great Corporate Culture
Senior Vaccines Solution Specialist (Current Employee), Phoenix, AZSeptember 17, 2014
Company promotes a positive work environment and work/life balance.
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Pharmaceutical Sales and Management
Area Sales Manager, South FL/PR (Current Employee), South Florida/PRSeptember 15, 2014
Pros: growing and learning the industry; relationship management; sales success
Cons: work-life balance; shrinking company
Novartis has been an excellent place to continue to learn and develop within the Pharmaceutical space. There were a number of opportunities to move into leadership positions and to continue to challenge oneself as an individual contributor and as a leader of others.
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Professional and high level of standard company
Microbiologist I (Current Employee), San Carlos, CASeptember 15, 2014
Pros: learned a lot of useful skills
Great company with amazing people and products. Learned about environmental monitoring and microbiological sampling and testing.
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Enjoyable company to work for, great colleagues, good benefits
Systems Support Specialist (Former Employee), Horsham, ENGSeptember 5, 2014
Pros: free private medical insurance, free coffee, subsidised restaurant
Cons: little opportunity for career advancement
An enjoyable place to work, good communications. Good work / life balance. Multiple sites across the UK lead to a more varied job.
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PACKAGING OPERATOR / Quality control Inspector (Current Employee), Suffern, NYSeptember 1, 2014
Five years working at Novartis, I become more professionalist and have more experiences for the next level of my life.

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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