Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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www.pharma.us.novartis.com East Hanover, NJ 5000+ Employees

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Athens (Greece)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Novartis Pharmaceuticals.

Interview Details – A friend of mine who was already working at Novartis told me about this work opportunity and i filed for the job. They called me just once at the headquarters of Athens and i got the job at the very same day.

Interview Question – Not unexpected but difficult: ''how would you manage the following situation.....''   Answer Question

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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Novartis Pharmaceuticals.

Interview Details – Hiring process is still done at a local level,which is a plus, since some companies do not give the local managers any input.It is still a relatively low-pressure environment (no panel interviews), but it can depend entirely on the hiring manager. Get the word on the manager before your interview from anyone you can. Be prepared to answer questions on disease state, competition, relationships in territory, and especially past performance.

Interview Question – Having to give a brief sales presentation on the spot from a detail piece never seen before!   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation at he time. It was my first pharmaceutical position.

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I applied in-person and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Novartis Pharmaceuticals in October 2010.

Interview Details – They had two interviews with two managers. After that they fly you up to talk to the regional that you would be working under. The first two interviews went quickly. The regional was more of a rubber stamp process. The overall experience was pleasant enough for an interview.

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I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Novartis Pharmaceuticals in April 2010.

Interview Details – The interview process was simple. I interviewed with two managers. After that interview I went to see the Regional manager and I had an offer a few days later.

Interview Question – My abiltity to sell a product and disease state that was new.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I had been laid off from my previous employer so I was unable to negotiate but I did get paid more than my previous company

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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Novartis Pharmaceuticals in May 2008.

Interview Details – Way too many interviews-- approximately 5 interviews and 45 days later to get a hire!

Interview Question – Sell me this pen!! I never had any sales experience... and they knew that but wanted a full blown pen sale!   Answer Question

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