A good place to work in that allow employees to dream big.
HR Project Specialist (Former Employee) – Cairo, ON – 27 December 2016
Novartis was a great point in my life as it is a huge Multinational company that allows me to have huge skills. it was a comfortable place to work with a great team. We had a place for playing P.S & watching TV in.
Enumeration, career development, upward mobility and effective communication are key phrases at Novartis. They are involved in the communities they build in. Employee Feedback is done on a regular basis, as are your career expectations, what key learning will be required to obtain that goal, and salaries are reviewed on an annual basis.
In-house gym and cafeteria. Secure free parking. Great people.
Great place to work. Good training and advancement opportunities. Great benefits. Great people. I enjoyed the oppotunities and the responsibility given to me. Interesting work projects along with the day to day. Teamwork. Accountability. Good leadership.
Friday afternoons off, good cafeteria, gym, exercise classes.
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.
This company is the example for “Work Life Balance”.
Senior Programmer (Current Employee) – Hyderabad, AP – 8 October 2014
Here you can enjoy your work with lots of fun activities and health awareness initiatives and we have many carnivals with that you can understand complete picture of clinical trials where exactly your involvement is happening and how other franchises are contributing to the clinical trials.
In this company you can see the “Work Life Balance” and all are “equal” no bossism.
Novartis is where I got my start and my career progressed quickly
MARKETING TEAM LEADER - CANADA (Former Employee) – Dorval, QC – 7 September 2014
Starting out as a rep that was home based, that was different but exciting. I was able to achieve the #1 sales in Canada in my second year. I was then promoted into head office in Dorval, Quebec where we re-launched Lescol and Diovan. Both were very successful and enjoyable. The hardest part of the job was constant travel from across the country and overseas. Co-workers were very supportive.
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)