- Novartis Corporation26.Feb 2018
Suggestions for improvement
- Allow insights to be included from associates on manager's performance reviews for true 360 feedback.
The healthcare plan is good. They also provide paid days off for snow days.
The bureaucracy when it comes to decision making. Also, leadership keeps changing and they keep changing things around nothing is stable or long term.
I have been promoted several times. I have had the opportunity to do various jobs in various therapeutic areas. I have worked for both the US and Global organizations. I have met and worked with a lot of bright and talented people. I have traveled all over the world. I feel my job is rewarding because of the life saving, or improving benefits of the drugs we develop. I have had the opportunity to attend a lot of incredible training
It used to be a great company to work for however the last 10 years has seen a lot of pressure to outsource almost every job. I personally have had about eight real reorganize in the last 10 years. I do get to work from home a fair amount which is nice, however it works so their benefit as I am usually working 12 hours a day.
Innovative, supportive, and a great place to work.
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.
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.