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Headquarters Basel, Switzerland
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (NVS)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis

Although it's based in neutral Switzerland, 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... More

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Novartis CEO Joseph (Joe) Jimenez Jr.

Joseph (Joe) Jimenez Jr.


I worked for Novartis for over 10 years in both the Pharmaceutical and Consumer Health Groups

  Former Director in East Hanover, NJ

Pros: Global leader in the pharmaceutical industry with a real commitment to leading science. The company invests heavily in R&D. The company also invests heavily in marketing initiatives but this is becoming more strained as more brands go off patent. Full Review

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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Cambridge, MA Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interview Details – The interview process starts with HR over the phone, then a phone interview with the hiring manager to determine if you should come in. The in person interview is an all day, 8-hour, interview with multiple parties- hiring manager, other PIs in the dept/lab, associates you would be working with…Full Interview

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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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