On average, employees at Novartis Pharmaceuticals give their company a 4.0 rating out of 5.0 - which is 5% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Novartis Pharmaceuticals employees are Administrative Assistants submitting an average rating of 4.8 and Executive Sales Consultants with a rating of 4.4.See all Novartis Pharmaceuticals reviews »
"Good place to work however, the IT staff is outsource."
"I have contributed to the TPM solution for UK Market."
"My division was good in terms of values, benefits and compensation as well as being in a challenging work setting. However all of these topics differ heavily from division to division and country to country. Main challenge for the company is cultural differences and communication barriers across the globe. Considering a global company with over 120k employees, I guess, all of this is understandable."
"Great company to work for."
"For almost eight (8) years working as a Desktop/Laboratory IT Support at Novartis Institutes of BioMedical Research, Inc. in Cambridge, my responsibilities included purchasing, designing, setting-up and testing to make sure all system is working properly including PC Workstations, PC standards and laptops for entire Cambridge facility."
"Good location, nice place to work."
"At Novartis, I was surrounded by people who are very bright and work hard, and felt they were doing meaningful work. For IT, the driving goal was supporting the scientists, not any bottom line, and the atmosphere was truly agile and genuinely collaborative. There was little bureaucracy - if you felt a new technology was the right one was a given task, you were free to argue for and use it. As a result, I was exposed to many new technologies and ideas."
"Overall great company with great benefits. The downside very low opportunity for advancement once you're employed."
"I've worked at Novartis for over 10 years in the Clinical Development organization. The pipeline is robust, the science is strong, however in the current cost containment age, there are numerous cost cutting measures that have been implemented and have led to significant undermining of talent and expertise. Employees believe in their products and their teams, however, they are broadly over-worked and under-motivated by bean counting. Quality is being sacrificed for short sighted aims - a pity!"
"Novartis has some of the best employee friendly policies with a good mix of people. Where we struggle is stifling regulations to get our work done."
"Excellent work environment. Very attuned to technology needs."
"I've worked for Novartis Diagnostics a few months ago and it was a great experience, although I was very disappointed because they didn't offer me a permanent position afterwords, in spite that everyone was happy with my work."
"It was a nice pleasure working with different teams, and I learned a lot."
"Great place to work, Excellent IT teams across the organization."
What do you like about working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals?
"Yes, I do like to work for this company longer."
Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?
"This is a very dynamic company, but you can learn a lot."
What don't you like about working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals?
"The fact that lay off employees due to company reorganization."
What suggestions do you have for management?
"I don not have any suggestions, they all left too."