Cons: little or no communication (top down), silos of knowledge, no or little collaboration between departments
In relative comparison to other divisions in the Novartis network, Animal Health is about average. However, there is a problem at the local (Greensboro, NC) facility with top down communication. Employees are kept at a disadvantage when it comes to corporate change or advancement opportunities. Additionally, when forced to actually communicate, management – more... tends to placate and even prevaricate instead of dealing with hard issues and being forthright and honest. Upper management travels extensively - to the point that crucial information is often overlooked or presumed to have been disseminated from other sources. This leaves one to wonder how decisions are reached or anything gets accomplished. There is little collaborative information or effort exchanged between departments and silos are rampant throughout the Animal Health organization. There is a gross disparity in work loads between department personnel. One or two individuals carry the work load, while others in the department are allowed coast, providing nothing more than lip service and complaints to management. No wonder this division is the smallest in the Novartis network and has failed to reach prominence in their respective markets. – less
Pricing & Health Economics Manager, Pneumology (Former Employee), Rueil-Malmaison, A8 – November 12, 2013
After obtaining my Master's degree, I got a fixed-term contract as a Pricing & Health Economics Manager for Pneumology Medicines at Novartis Pharmaceuticals France. This entry-level position allowed me to be in charge of the anticipation of pricing and market access strategies in coordination with local cross-functional teams (marketing, regulatory – more... affairs, medical, and Global Pricing) and with global teams. I also prepared and coordinated listing and relisting dossiers of Seebri Breezhaler (glycopyrronium bromide), Xolair (omalizumab), Ruvise (imatinib mesilate), and Tobi PodHaler (tobramycin) for their inclusion on list of medicines reimbursed by social security and for hospital use in France. I also monitored a part of Pharmacoepidemiology of Asthma and Xolair (PAX) study. PAX study was designed for Xolair relisting and economic dossiers, in order to maintain its reimbursement rate and its price in the French market. During this professional experience, I learned that French healthcare policy makers and payers currently need HEOR information to understand the value of medicinal product in healthcare and its potential in real-world clinical practice better.
This experience at Novartis strengthened both my analytical and communication skills. My roles have allowed me to interact with people from all organizational levels and as a result, I have developed a solid commitment to solving complex problems with discretion and tact. Even under pressure I maintain high standards. I manage multiple projects at one time, constantly having to prioritize them depending on the changing needs of the department – less
work for a compant tipped to be the largest Pharma company in the world with the next 3-5 yrs
Sales Force Effectiveness Field Coach/Key Accounts (Current Employee), adelaide – November 9, 2013
Pros: autonomy, bieng developed and upskilled constantly
Cons: hours tend to be long, competition is constantly increaseing.
I work for a sister company of Novartis called Sandoz. We are the Generic arm in the business and you can access our product from over 147 countries all over the world.
A typical day at work would consist of a minimum of 7.5 quality calls on customers., reporting information into CRM to Detailing new promotional activity and collecting expression of – more... interest for up and coming new launches.
I still have a high level involvement in looking after our Key Account Business as I have long standing relationships.
I also spend time a portion of my time mentoring territory managers to ensure they are adhering to company policy, procedures and processes to ensure they are able to achieve their KPI's
we look at best practice in retaining, defending and acquiring new business opportunities.
I am close with my team and we have diversity amongst our team.
I am closely aligned with my immediate manger as well as middle and upper level management .
The hardest part of the job is separating yourself from your peers socially when growing professionally and being groomed for a more senior role.
The most enjoyable thing about my job is the people I have known for over 6years, the relationships I have formed and most of all the level of respect I have earnt through working hard and achieiving some fantastic results. – less
Pharmaceutical Corporation that help improves peoples lives and builds team environment talent
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), East Hanover, NJ – October 20, 2013
- Serviced Managers, internal and external customers with administrative requests in fast-paced environment. - Learned to be adaptable, serviced all customers with a smile and learned a number of office systems.. - Management was always open to new ideas and would provide employee recognition - Customers serviced were always a pleasure to work with' - – more... Challenges faced in a very complex environment with not enough resources (rooms), and intranet was not always to find all services easily. - Enjoyed the team-spirit and company sponsored events were always fun to be part of this company – less
SharePoint Site Provisioning Project Manager (Former Employee), East Hanover, NJ – October 10, 2013
many opportunities for training on site physical therapy, nurse, several fitness centers, restaurants and cafes, lovely campus with many designated walking paths, excellent communications from upper management, impressive benefits,
Too big to really care about the people who work for them
Sales Representative (Former Employee), Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, PA – October 8, 2013
Pros: decent pipeline, variety of products, plenty of working capital
Cons: too big and too many middle managers
This outstanding pipeline is given to a sales force that is largely known by numbers, not names. Although the pay is decent compared to other companies, it is rarely commensurate with the work that is being done. That being said, their products are quite varied, the pipeline is never empty and, right now, that spells some modicum of safety for the field – more... personnel. – less
Scientist I (Former Employee), Cambridge, MA – October 1, 2013
Pros: benefits are good, full relocation usually provided, free starbucks coffee everyday, free lunches often, monthly parties
Cons: watch your back - if they don't like you, they will drop you before you know whats going on
I am an international, so I needed a Visa. They generally do H1 Visas but my case was a bit complicated which HR couldn't resolve, so I had to leave.
Beware of HR - they will be nice to you - but might not know all the Visa rules. I depended on them but by the time I realised things were not right, it was too late. They even made it look like it was – more... entirely my fault.
Otherwise, its a good place to work - benefits are good, full relocation usually provided, free Starbucks coffee everyday, free lunches often, monthly parties – less