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Reviews for Novartis

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.40
Support from management
3.27
Teamwork
3.62
Freedom to work independently
3.58
Internal Communication
3.14
Office / Work Environment
3.64
Environmental Friendliness
3.76
Work-Life Balance
3.30
Challenging Work
3.75
Inclusive / Diverse
3.80

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.56
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.53
Career Development
3.22
Overall compensation for your work
3.68
Company Image
3.73
Job Security
3.02
Handicapped Accessibility
3.81
Workplace Safety
4.13
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 38 of 108 reviews Parking in 56 of 108 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 16 of 108 reviews Stock or equity options in 33 of 108 reviews 401(k) in 79 of 108 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 12 of 108 reviews Reimbursed daycare in 14 of 108 reviews Ability to work remotely in 28 of 108 reviews Desirable office location in 28 of 108 reviews Tuition assistance in 45 of 108 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 36 of 108 reviews 401(k) Match in 54 of 108 reviews Flexible spending account in 46 of 108 reviews Paid time off in 64 of 108 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 61 of 108 reviews Relocation allowance in 7 of 108 reviews Life insurance in 58 of 108 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 63 of 108 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 15 of 108 reviews Health and wellness programs in 54 of 108 reviews Employee discounts in 63 of 108 reviews Vehicle allowance in 19 of 108 reviews Employee events in 42 of 108 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 2 of 108 reviews Fitness center on site in 39 of 108 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 26 of 108 reviews
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Nothing to improve to a great extent

What I like about the company

Very relaxing atmosphere. Everyone relates very well with everyone else

What I dislike about the company

HR is a little lax when it come to resolving problems

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Novartis Corporation
  • City
    New York City
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Fitness center on site is offered
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  • 20.Aug 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Slowly but surely...make more quality not quantity..

What I like about the company

Quantity, more output the better but no see quality because you mess up while hurrying the production.

What I dislike about the company

Too much pressure for quota makes a lot of mistake

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Novartis/Alcon Manufacturing
  • City
    Houston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Highly competitive environment in company. Although it is improving, could be better

What I like about the company

Co-workers are friendly and welcoming. Everyone has an important part to play for a common goal. Good salaries and medical benefits. I have learned a lot with this position.

What I dislike about the company

Treatment and equality of women.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Novartis
  • City
    East Hanover
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Focus on involving more women and minorities.

What I like about the company

The cafeteria was good and the support staff is friendly.

What I dislike about the company

The hierarchy. There are a lot of people more concerned with their title than their work.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    Novartis Institutes For Biomedical Research, Inc.
  • City
    Cambridge
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 17.Jul 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • The company needs to stabilize and stop laying off loyal workers.

What I like about the company

Was good professional experience

What I dislike about the company

Management has a knee-jerk over-reaction to situations.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    Novartis Consumer Health, Inc.
  • City
    Lincoln
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • No suggestions no suggestions no suggestions

What I like about the company

Have enjoyed working here, for the last 5 years

What I dislike about the company

Think experience should take precedence over education

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Novartis Corporation
  • City
    Atlanta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 02.Jul 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • no comment. not worth the ink to type

What I like about the company

there weren't any except for a paycheck

What I dislike about the company

most of it. management was way out of touch and workload was way too much for the amount of people. get a grip

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    Novartis/Sandoz Pharmaceuticals
  • City
    Hanover
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 15.Jun 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • onsite doggie daycare and onsite childcare

What I like about the company

celebrates diversity in the workplace

What I dislike about the company

market challenges making it harder for company to grow

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    Novartis Institutes For Biomedical Research, Inc.
  • City
    Cambridge
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Not specified
  • 15.Jun 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Nothing I would keep everything the same couldn't be more proud of my job

What I like about the company

We provide great medical care

What I dislike about the company

None my job is the best in the state.strong management friendly place to work and clean

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Novartis/Sandoz Pharmaceuticals
  • City
    Wilson
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 13.Jun 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Difficult area to commute to-- high traffic

What I like about the company

Great culture, colleagues, work life balance

What I dislike about the company

Slightly bureaucratic decision making policy

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Novartis
  • City
    Boston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Human resources/recruiting