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

May 10, 2021
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Over 110 000 colleagues of 142 nationalities work at Novartis globally in a diverse and inclusive workplace where every one of us can be our best and true selves. Together we can discover more, reach underserved communities and reimagine medicine. Learn more about our culture from Teletha.
Teletha, on Diversity and Inclusion at Novartis
May 4, 2021
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Putting people first is our priority. Novartis’ Chief People & Organization Officer, Steven Baert, reflects on how our new people-focused approach to performance will help each of us further unboss our growth & personal development, collaborate more effectively across the organization and empower us to make informed decisions while impacting millions of patients globally. #NovartisLife
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Novartis Reviews

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"Great people, great company!"

Feb 7, 2021 - Coordinator in Mississauga, ON
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Incredible people, positive work environment, work-hard-play-hard mentality, celebrates success, wants to support your career path


Limited opportunity without continuing education
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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
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...Predatory culture and racial prejudice...Read More

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Novartis Interviews

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Applied online46%
Employee Referral15%

  1. Senior CopyWriter Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Novartis (Dublin, Dublin)


    The whole process took four to five weeks.

    Round one: HR screening - efficient and professional. Standard questions about work history and attitude.

    Round two: peer interview - two copywriters. Friendly back and forth about work, culture and job expectations with a walk through of a favourite portfolio piece. Format was briefed clearly beforehand.

    Round three: managerial interview - two CDs. Extensive descriptions of Novartis working processes. Little exploration of work history or project work. Portfolio review cut short. Format was not briefed clearly beforehand.

    Closing stage - polite call from HR to tell me I had not been selected and why.

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Novartis Awards & Accolades

  • Global Top EmployerTop Employers Institute2021
  • Bloomberg Gender-Equality IndexBloomberg2021
  • Access to Medicine Index #2Access to Medicine Index2021
  • CDP’s Water A ListCDP2020
  • Dow Jones Sustainability World Index 2020Dow Jones2020

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Novartis FAQ

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What is health insurance like at Novartis?

...Good benefits , health care and compensation...

November 25, 2018

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