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Novartis CEO Joseph (Joe) Jimenez Jr.
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Novartis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    large pharma company with strong oncology division and promising pipeline

    Cons

    large pharma company with lots of layers of bureacracy and too many counterparts per territory

    Advice to Management

    less reps per territory and more products in each reps portfolio


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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Novartis.

    Interview

    Applied online. Received a call a month later from the hiring manager to schedule a phone interview. Spoke with her and members of her team for 30 mins. Received an offer in a few days.

    Interview Questions

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Novartis Awards & Accolades

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25 Best Multinational Companies to Work For (in Latin America) , Great Place to Work Institute, 2012
Most Admired Companies in Research Science , Black Engineer & Information Technology, 2010
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Website www.novartis.com
Headquarters Basel, Switzerland
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1996
Type Company - Public (NVS)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis

Novartis has been aggressive in attacking illnesses on multiple fronts, including pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and consumer health. Its largest division, Pharmaceuticals, develops and manufactures prescription drugs for blood pressure, cancer, and other ailments. Novartis' Sandoz subsidiary produces generic drugs and active pharmaceutical ingredients, while the Vaccine and Diagnostics segment makes immune health and blood-screening tools. Its Alcon division makes ophthalmic drugs, surgery systems, and contact lenses. The Consumer Health unit includes OTC medications ... More

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