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Reviews for Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company culture
3.25
Support from Management
3.11
Teamwork
3.44
Level of Autonomy
3.35
Communication
3.00
Office/Work Environment
3.51
Eco-consciousness
3.52
Work-Life Balance
3.16
Challenging Work
3.66
Inclusive/Diverse
3.42

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.28
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.43
Career Development
3.10
Overall Compensation for your work
3.65
Company Image
3.54
Job security
2.84
Handicap Accessibility
3.56
Workplace Safety
3.90
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 23 of 64 reviewers Parking in 34 of 64 reviewers Easy access to public transportation in 5 of 64 reviewers Stock or equity options in 20 of 64 reviewers 401(k) in 53 of 64 reviewers Onsite daycare facility in 7 of 64 reviewers Reimbursed daycare in 9 of 64 reviewers Ability to work remotely in 15 of 64 reviewers Desirable office location in 16 of 64 reviewers Tuition assistance in 26 of 64 reviewers Paid Parental Leave in 20 of 64 reviewers 401(k) Match in 31 of 64 reviewers Flexible spending account in 27 of 64 reviewers Paid time off in 37 of 64 reviewers Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 34 of 64 reviewers Relocation allowance in 7 of 64 reviewers Life insurance in 30 of 64 reviewers

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 40 of 64 reviewers Free (company provided) Meals in 9 of 64 reviewers Health and wellness programs in 31 of 64 reviewers Employee discounts in 42 of 64 reviewers Vehicle allowance in 9 of 64 reviewers Employee events in 20 of 64 reviewers Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 2 of 64 reviewers Fitness center on site in 25 of 64 reviewers Free Snacks/Drinks in 16 of 64 reviewers
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  • 16.Sep 2017
  • Employee

Company culture

Innovative, supportive, and a great place to work.

Support from Management

My experience with management was very good overall. The people I worked with were exceptionally smart, energetic, and personable. They were always willing to help and taught me a lot. I only encountered one really frustrating situation during the 8 years I was employed there. That person ended up getting terminated.

Workplace Safety

They supply their employees and contract personnel with numerous Power Point slides and revised SOP to read on Safety and other topics. Remember they do NOT hire contractors. At least half or more of their production staff are contractors. Contractors receive non of the perks employees get. On employee appreciation day and special events, contractors are left out which makes you feel "less than" and that your contribution is not appreciated. When the job you are already doing comes up on their intranet, to be filled as a full-time permanent employee, you still have to go through another formal interview process. Where the end result normally involve them hiring some brand new from the outside or relisting it to get another contractor.

  • 13.Sep 2017
  • Employee

What I like about the company

Collaboration between co-workers

  • 30.May 2017
  • Employee

Workplace Safety

VPP certified, Safety First mindest

  • 04.Apr 2017
  • Employee

Company culture

Horrible culture. No work life balance. Metric driven

Teamwork

Some great people. But mostly people out for themselves.

Communication

Ride alongs all the time.

Gender Equality

Speaking up is frowned upon.

Overall Compensation for your work

Pits reps against each other can hit a goal and still aren't paid

Suggestions for improvement

  • Stop micro managing. Ride alongs too many. Let reps do their job.

What I dislike about the company

Micro management treats employees like they have no experience.

  • 13.Feb 2017
  • Employee
Company culture
4.00
Support from Management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Level of Autonomy
5.00
Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall Compensation for your work
4.00
Office/Work Environment
4.00
Eco-consciousness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job security
2.00
Handicap Accessibility
0.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive/Diverse
5.00
  • 17.Dec 2016 (Last edit 22.Dec 2016)
  • Employee

POSITION

1.11

Company culture

Company creates values that are not put into practice !

Support from Management

Horrible Management Team - absolutely no knowledge related to managing nor making positive decisions to grow the company.

Teamwork

Gave a 3 rating but the actual workers are great but do not stay for a long period of time due to management .. huge turnover at Sandoz Boucherville in Canada.

Communication

False information provided by Management. Corporate Novartis needs to be more involved in what is going on at this plant.