Novartis Overview

  • Basel, Switzerland
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1996
  • Company - Public (NVS)
  • Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
  • $10+ billion (USD)

At Novartis, we use science-based innovation to address some of society’s most challenging healthcare issues. We discover and develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible. Channel Guidance: If you believe that you have ...
Mission: Mission: Our mission is to discover new ways to improve and extend people`s lives. Our vision is to be a trusted leader in changing the practice of medicine.

Company Updates

28 November 2022
We are excited to share that Novartis has claimed 6th place on BioSpace’s 2023 Best Places to Work. This is a list of the top-ranked life science employers in North America based on the votes of over 2,000 industry professionals. BioSpace, a digital hub for life science news and careers, considered each organization’s merits with particular emphasis on culture, career growth, development opportunities, leadership and innovation. We are so thrilled to be among the most sought after in the industry! Our colleague Andreea shares some insights into why she is happy at Novartis.
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16 November 2022
Novartis is proud to be again recognized as a 2022 Science Magazine Top Employer. The prestigious magazine studies the best organizations in biotech, pharma and biopharma, surveying over 6,200 employees globally, one third of whom have a doctorate. Scientists at Novartis told Science they are empowered by the ecosystem of collaboration, collegiality and community here. This powers innovation as we work together to reimagine medicine. Learn more here: Jennifer, our Director of Director of Portfolio Strategy Management shares why she’s proud to work here.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Novartis

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Diversity Programs & Initiatives

More than 108,000 people, each with a unique story

The greatest strength of Novartis is our people, whose diversity, energy and creativity are crucial to our success.

  • This year we made progress towards our goal of achieving gender balance in management by 2023, with the percentage of women managers at 44%. The number of women on the ECN rose from 2 to 3, and women now head both the Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Novartis Oncology business units.
  • We also made progress toward our United Nations Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) pledge to close the gender pay gap by 2023. One major step is to remove potentia
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Novartis Awards & Accolades

  • Global Top EmployerTop Employers Institute2021
  • Bloomberg Gender-Equality IndexBloomberg2021
  • Access to Medicine Index #2Access to Medicine Index2021
  • Fortune's Most Admired Pharmaceutical Companies 2021 - #3Fortune2021
  • CDP’s Water A ListCDP2020

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Overall, 83% of employees would recommend working at Novartis to a friend. This is based on 7,381 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

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