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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

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Novartis – Why Work For Us?


750 million!

That’s how many lives our products touched in 2018. 200 projects currently in clinical development. 16 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?  

 


Novartis focuses on innovative patent-protected medicines, generics and eye care products – segments where we have global reach and strong relations with our customers. Research and development (R&D) sits at the core of our business and central to our strategy. Our global organizations for manufacturing, business services and other functions help increase efficiency and promote excellence.

Our Divisions

Innovative Medicines:

The Innovative Medicines Division has two business units:

Novartis Pharmaceuticals focuses on patented treatments in the areas of ophthalmology; immunology, hepatology and dermatology; neuroscience; respiratory; and cardio-metabolic.

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) handles manufacturing of innovative medicines and Sandoz products. NTO helps us optimize resource allocation and capacity planning across our production sites.

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.


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Responsibility & Access in India

In India we have been actively supporting various initiatives in the areas of health, education and environment over the years. Our primary focus is on health where we strive to reach underserved patients followed by education. In the area of health we work where we have the ability to make a difference. Leprosy, where India has close to 60% of the world’s leprosy case load, tuberculosis, oncology and other non-communicable diseases receive our attention through partnerships with other like-minded agencies including hospitals, civil society, advocacy groups and academia.

Click the link, watch the video to find out more:  https://www.novartis.in/our-work/expanding-access-healthcare/novartis-social-ventures


Taking Healthcare to the Villages

Realizing the gap between healthcare accessibility and awareness, Novartis India Limited started Arogya Parivar, a social business initiative that brings affordable medicines and health education to rural pockets.

The initiative was launched in 1996 as a pilot program in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh and western Maharashtra. After a successful pilot phase, Arogya Parivar broadened its reach. This initiative is building a sustainable, profitable business that improves access to healthcare among the undeserved millions. The Company achieved this by creating awareness, enhancing local availability of drugs and designing affordable healthcare solutions.

Arogya Parivar is based on six “A’s” - Awareness, Adaptability, Availability, Affordability, Adherence and Alliances. These principles work in an integrated way to ensure long-term impact in rural areas.

Arogya Parivar and Novartis collaborates with others to help address some of the world’s greatest health challenges. To help do that, our corporate responsibility programs help more people secure the healthcare they need, regardless of where they live. We’ve done this for a long time, largely through philanthropic and not-for-profit programs. Because the number of people in need continues to exceed the capacity of corporate philanthropy, Novartis and other companies are turning to new ways of reaching people in need, by creating Social Ventures – shared value business models that complement philanthropic and zero-profit initiatives.

We concentrate our efforts on controlling and eliminating diseases such as malaria and leprosy, pioneering new business approaches to reach underserved patients, and finding new treatments and adaptive solutions to improve health for people around the world.


Partnering with the community

A key corporate social responsibility is Community Partnership Week that is commemorated each year. This provides our employees all over India the opportunity to volunteer time for causes that make a difference in the local communities. Community Partnership Week continues to grow in stature with a rising number of associates participating in a diverse range of activities involving underserved communities and the less fortunate across the spectrum.


Global Responsibility and Access



Corporate responsibility is endorsed and ingrained at the highest level of Novartis and is central to how we run our business.

We are inspired by helping patients and the communities where we live and work. This not only includes our day-to-day efforts as we develop and make available innovative medicines, but also how we give back through volunteering, charitable giving, and patient assistance programs.

Expanding Access to Healthcare: Developing new and innovative ways to reach people in lower-income countries is one of our top priorities. To expand access to healthcare, we pursue a variety of approaches.

Doing Business Responsibly: We recognize that achieving our business goals requires that we operate with high integrity, transparency and environmental sustainability.

Corporate Responsibility Report: Novartis has a strong history of corporate responsibility activities, and transparent reporting is a central part of our commitment.

750 million!

That’s how many lives our products touched in 2018. 200 projects currently in clinical development. 16 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.



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.


Talented teams, performance-based compensation

We strive to be an employer of choice that attracts, retains and motivates talented and performance-driven people in our affiliates around the world. Each of us is given a fixed salary based on job characteristics, market competitiveness and the associate’s skills. Salary growth depends on our individual performance and level compared to the benchmark.

Our benefits programs are an integral part of the total compensation policy and strategy and are aligned with local legislation and practices in India and are established to provide a framework of security for us as associates.


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.

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    Human Resources was wonderful, they sent maps, interview schedule and FAQ's about the company in advance aw well as directions, map of facility. The receptionist had all information on file to get through security. The campus is absolutely beautiful. Gym, pharmacy and company store on site as well as several restaurants.

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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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