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Employee Reviews
(Winged ratings measure job satisfaction on scale of 1 to 5)
Anonymous Review Image
"Worked a lot with working moms that made the hours work. I had women leadership but did not seem to have a great work life balance. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Novartis can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Novartis to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"If you work in the right department, you will have a tremendous level of management support for both work-life balance and career development."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Novartis can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
"Maternity leave has changed recently and I believe there are more paid weeks offered."
Would you recommend Novartis to other women?
"Maybe"

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Anonymous Review Image
"There are many positive initiatives and recently many more women hired into top positions"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Novartis can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
18 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Novartis to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Overall great benefits but work flexibility depends on your direct manager"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Novartis can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Novartis to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"You need to figure out your way of making yourself heard that doesn't upset the male ego. You need to be vocal and show you can excel at your role. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Novartis can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Principal, Healthcare
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"The company says it is implementing diversity but when an opportunity arises to hire women into more senior positions, it doesn't happen. The standard rationale is that the women didn't have enough "leadership experience"."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Novartis to other women?
"No"

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Anonymous Review Image
"You need to work twice as hard as a man if you want to be an executive."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Novartis can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Global Head, Strategy And Operations, Research & Development
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Novartis to other women?
"No"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Senior level female here. I can assure you that the company does not see males and females as offering the same degree of contribution to the company. I could write a book. Really. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Novartis can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Senior Director, Sales
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
>$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Novartis to other women?
"No"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Although they have women represented in executive positions, a more formal sponsorship program would be helpful"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Novartis can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Novartis to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Eyes open -if you have real career ambitions, be careful about the jobs you take -and negotiate hard for titles, salaries and benefits. There's little chance to fix things once you are in the role"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Novartis can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Global Head, Regulatory affairs
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Novartis to other women?
"Maybe"

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Anonymous Review Image
"My chosen profession is generally a male dominated environment. However here at Novartis I have had to female IT leads which has been refreshing to say the least."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Novartis to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"We are all a product of our environment. Implicit gender bias by both men and women exists however there are attempts to balance the disproportionate gender inequality."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Novartis to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"I've worked for 3 different managers so far and my manger has the biggest impact on my work happiness. I worked for 2 men who were workaholics and would make me stay super late very often. Now, I work for a working mom who prioritizes family. My life is so much better working for her! Managers change frequently so don't panic if you get a bad one at first."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Novartis to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Be ready to compete with men culture and be set aside. You will fight for every thing even to be treated fair. You have to have a coach and a top manager to protect you and help you or it will be almost impossible to grow."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
10 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Novartis to other women?
"Maybe"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Advancement is close to impossible. No matter how much or how hard you work. Very flat organization that rewards only a chosen few. Need to be super politically savvy to be able to exist here."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Global Business Analysis
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Weeks Paid | 6 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Novartis to other women?
"No"

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