Novartis Employee Reviews

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Great Culture
Bilingual Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON3 May 2016
Great work life balance. Great Culture. Great people. Free weekly lunches. This is great place to work. There is room for growth and development. Great benefits too.
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Good Work Environment.
UI Web Developer (Former Employee) –  CA20 April 2016
Novartis is a good client. Where it is a set up for the Employee to work with the Management with great skills in the Technology.
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Lofty goals - Poor senior management
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Canada19 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.
Pros
salary, company car, benefits
Cons
poor leadership at all levels
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Everyday we provide support to patients neurologists and nurses across canada
Clinical Coordinator (Current Employee) –  dorval21 September 2015
Everyday we provide support to patients Drs and nurses across canada. We support our patients through all the steps they need to get onto therapy and support Canadian Drs and nurses as much as we can.
Pros
flexible schedule and long lunch break
Cons
no overtime
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Great Company
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON14 September 2015
Great Environment! The people are great! Novartis cares about their employees. The management is always concerned about you and want to see you succeed.
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Very environmentally responsible company
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Dorval, Quebec29 April 2015
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.
Pros
Great coworkers
Cons
No job security - frequent lay offs
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Good company
Consulting Dietitian (Former Employee) –  montreal, Qc5 November 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 Ontario8 October 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, PE30 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)
Pros
Excellent Pay and Benefits
Cons
Long hours, no training, little support.
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Finance (Current Employee) –  Mississauaga9 April 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, ON3 October 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, Ontario5 August 2013
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.
Pros
Excellent local and international teams to work with.
Cons
Long hours of commuting to work daily
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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) –  Mississauga27 June 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) –  ON13 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.
Pros
good clients
Cons
nothing to add
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Great company with work life balance
Associate Brand Manager -Strategic Operations (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC13 November 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) –  dorval19 April 2012
poor succession and growth opportunity, little or now product pipelinie
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Belle entreprise
Chargée de projets (Former Employee) –  Dorval, QC17 January 2016
Le travail chez Novartis est stimulant mais demandant.

Les projets motivants.

L'équipe extraordinaire
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au quotidien
Opératrice (Current Employee) –  Boucherville16 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.
Pros
domaine interressant
Cons
la distance et trajet
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