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Novartis Overview

Basel (Switzerland)
10000+ employees
1996
Company - Public (NVS)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
₹500+ billion (INR) per year
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.

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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. www.novartis.com

Company Updates

  • COVID-19

    More than 50,000 Novartis group colleagues are working remotely right now including Sandoz division based Michaela. This is how she (and her husband) are coping during this time.

  • COVID-19

    Over the next few weeks we will share with you official updates of our response to COVID-19 as well as short video messages from our colleagues on what they are using/doing to help them and their families get through these extraordinary times. Stay well.

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Novartis – Why Work With Us?


108,000 associates at Novartis impact the lives of 799 million patients.


  

At Novartis, we are driven by our purpose. We reimagine medicine to improve and extend people’s lives. We use innovative science and technology 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.

Our products

70 billion doses of medicine touched the lives of 799 million patients in approximately 155 countries last year.

Our strategy

Our strategy is to build a leading, focused medicines company powered by advanced therapy platforms and data science. As we implement our strategy, we have five priorities to shape our future and help us continue to create value for our company, our shareholders and society.


Our Divisions

Innovative Medicines:

The Innovative Medicines Division has two business units:

Novartis Pharmaceuticals focuses on patented treatments in multiple disease areas to enhance health outcomes for patients and offer solutions to healthcare providers.

Novartis Oncology focuses on patented treatments for a variety of cancers and rare diseases.

Sandoz offers patients and healthcare professionals high-quality, affordable generics and biosimilars.

Functional organizations with a global reach:

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) is the innovation engine of Novartis. NIBR focuses on discovering new drugs that can change the practice of medicine.

Global Drug Development (GDD) organization oversees the development of new medicines discovered by our researchers and partners.

Novartis Technical Operations (NTO) is responsible for making our innovative medicines, devices and Sandoz products and delivering them to our customers across the world.

Novartis Business Services (NBS) consolidates support services across our organization, helping drive efficiency, simplification, standardization and quality.

Corporate Functions support the enterprise in specific areas of expertise, including finance, human resources, legal and communications.

With close to 8000 associates across India, Novartis has a vision of a better today and tomorrow for patients – a vision that drives our growth and success. The greatest job satisfaction for us is the knowledge that we improve the quality of life for patients through breakthrough science and innovation.

Our employee focused culture and responsible business approach attract top experts in many areas, including research and development, marketing and sales, finance and administration. Our talented associates have made us a global leader in healthcare. Novartis is committed to rewarding the people who invest their ideas and their time in our company.

Hyderabad office:

 

‘Caring for our people in a time of uncertainty’by Group Head of People & Organization at Novartis, Steven Baert

Our thanks to the following associates for giving us their permission to share their personal LinkedIn videos with you.

Disclosure: the following personal videos have been added to an unlisted Novartis YouTube account for sharing purposes only. The words and message of each associate are their own.

799 million!

That’s how many lives our products touched in 2019. 160+ projects currently in clinical development. 24 major approvals last year alone.

These are achievements we’re incredibly proud of, but in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?  

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given the opportunity to explore the power and potential of data and digital. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks. Where you’re encouraged to share new ideas that can open up new ways of making things happen. And where you’re surrounded by teams who are equally determined to transform lives by tackling the world’s toughest medical challenges.


 


A commitment to science education

In additional to experienced career opportunities, Novartis has established numerous fellowship, internship and exchange programs with universities and research institutions, helping build a foundation for sustaining research and medicine in developing countries and beyond.

 


Our values define our culture and help us fulfill our mission

At Novartis, we have introduced values that describe the professional behaviors we expect from our employees. These values are an integral part of the framework we use to recruit people, develop them, and assess and reward their performance.

Innovation
We encourage people to experiment and take smart risks. Our aim is to foster creative thinking that leads to practical solutions to healthcare and business challenges.

Quality
Our focus on quality excellence includes continuously enhancing our standards, technology and training for our people.

Collaboration
We foster teamwork among our employees to swiftly and efficiently deliver innovative new products to patients and healthcare providers. This capitalizes on the diversity and creativity of our global staff.

Performance
Our people are known for their focus on results. We aim to reinforce that focus on personal and collective achievement, while maintaining high ethical standards.

Courage
We want our associates to speak out, challenge conventional thinking, and stand up for their ideas. We also want them to have the courage to do the right thing in the face of resistance or moral dilemmas.

Integrity
Our Code of Conduct sets high ethical standards, and comprehensive training ensures our associates know how to apply these standards in their work.

Our differences make us powerful

While our diverse workforce brings different people and perspectives together, inclusion is making the mix work. It is about creating an atmosphere and an environment where each of us feels valued, respected and heard.


Novartis Reviews

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    I worked at Novartis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Absolutely fabulous work culture and a very creative environment

    Cons

    The culture of Unboss will take time to percolate

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Novartis Interviews

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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Novartis.

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    It was good and quick .roles and responsibilities were explained upfront.very friendly .informed all the challenges in advance . Challenging and interesting work for sure.it was two rounds took almost for 1 hours 30 min each.

    Interview Questions

    • More they check on communication and commitment towards work.   1 Answer
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Novartis Awards & Accolades

  • India’s Best Companies to work for 2016, Great Places to Work, 2016
  • TOP 100 Employers Ranking - voted the most attractive Swiss employer in the field of natural sciences., Universum, 2018
  • Corporate Reputation of Pharma - in the Top Three, PatientView, 2016
  • Top 10 Pipelines, MedAdNews, 2017
  • Top 100 Global Innovators, Clarivate Analytics (formerly the IP & Science division of Thomson Reuters)., 2016
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