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Novartis Overview

Basel (Switzerland)
10000+ employees
1996
Company - Public (NVS)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$10+ billion (CAD) per year
At Novartis, we use science-based innovation to address some of society&rsquo;s most challenging healthcare issues. We discover and develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible.<br/><br/>Channel ... Read more

Mission: At Novartis, we use science-based innovation to address some of society&rsquo;s most challenging healthcare issues. We discover and develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible.<br/><br/>Channel

Company Updates

  • Sandoz, a Novartis generics and biosimilars company, announces joint plans with the Austrian federal government to invest EUR 150 million in Kundl manufacturing site in Austria. Hear what Sandoz CEO Richard Saynor shared on the long-term plans to support patients in Europe and beyond. https://www.sandoz.com/careers

  • 51 years since the Stonewall Riots, and while progress has been made we still have much more to do to ensure equal rights for all. Here at Novartis we are working to build an environment that recognizes and celebrates diversity and values the contributions of all our colleagues. Our thanks to our colleague Jamaal for sharing his message.

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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.

Over the past decade, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada has introduced 20 new medicines that have had an important impact on patients suffering from a wide variety of major illnesses including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimer's disease, age-related macular degeneration, organ transplantation and osteoporosis.


   

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

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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 have been working at Novartis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ethical values are encouraged at all times

    Cons

    A steep learning curve and on boarding experience

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Novartis Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Novartis (Rueil-Malmaison (France)) in January 2020.

    Interview

    Le RH ne m'a jamais appelé, j'ai eu un entretien directement Avec le manager. Le manager m'avait promis une Reponse dans la Delaine et ne l'a jamais fait. J'ai eu une reponse negative en insistant par le rh apres 3 semaines. Ce ne fut Pas une bonne experience

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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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