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Novartis Interview Questions

Updated Apr 23, 2018
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  1. Helpful (7)  

    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Novartis.

    Interview

    It is based on the 6 core values of Novartis. It is a 30 minute interview process with 2-3 behavioral questions followed by 5-10 minutes of questions to the interviewer.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you had a conflict with your team member and how did you solve it.   Answer Question

  2.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Novartis (New York, NY).

    Interview

    The HR was not clear of the role that would be offered so he said the recruitment manager would disclose it.
    4 Rounds were taken honestly waste of time.
    1. Business Discusion
    2. SAS test
    3. Tablaeu Test
    4. Situational Test

    After the 3rd round I was told the recruitment manager is not convinced that I would join the company an would like to talk to me. A meeting was set up to which I had prepared myself. On the call he started discussing the situational questions and other hygiene questions. My only concern here is why was wasn't I given clarity about the interview. I was told this round would be for salary discusion and joining discusion

    Interview Questions

    • how would you analyse the sentence that an average Indian family dumps 1 ton of garbage.   Answer Question
  3.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Novartis.

    Interview

    Interviews were pretty laid back, first interview over the phone then got a call back and final round were 3 interviews in one day. First two with current senior managers and last one with human resources manager.

    Interview Questions


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    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Novartis in February 2018.

    Interview

    I applied through a campus opening. First I had an on-campus interview with the analytics director, followed by a phone call interview with the project manager that would have been the supervisor for the internship. Both friendly and easy to talk to

    Interview Questions

    • General behavioral questions, some think-on-the-spot (what are the similarities between a cat and a fridge) and some data-science related questions (SQL, machine learning, technical projects)   Answer Question

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    Scientific Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Novartis (South San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    The interview consisted of attending meetings with two people in the department at a time over the course of a day. Questions were primarily derived from my presentation but there were a few retro synthetic analysis questions.

    Interview Questions


  6. Helpful (1)  

    Clinical Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I had a phone interview shortly after sending my CV to the company. A month later, I had a face-to-face interview at the office. The interview was conducted professionally - the interview panel was courteous and friendly. I did not receive a job offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to join this company ?
      What was your greatest achievement ?
      Describe 1-2 unethical situations you experienced and how did you handle them ?   Answer Question

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    Epigenetic Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Ask about why choosing the program, giving self introduction and what specific type of the research of the experiment had before. Then the interviewer ask about how would us work in a group given a certain circumstance.

    Interview Questions

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Communications Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Novartis (Dallas, TX) in November 2017.

    Interview

    I conducted a phone interview with a recruiter, followed by the hiring manager. I followed up with the recruiter; she has yet to return my call. It has been approximately two months since that phone interview so I assume I did not get the job.

    Interview Questions


  9. Helpful (14)  

    Middle Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Novartis (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    First there was a phone call interview with HR, which led to a phone interview with the department head. Seemed to go very well, but did not recieve an offer

    Interview Questions

    • What do you do when someone on your team is not cooperating with the game plan?   Answer Question

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Novartis (Cambridge, MA) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Contacted by Lab Head by email. Scheduled an Skype interview. The interview lasted about 40 minutes with detailed questions about my research topic and experience. No questions behavioral questions. Strictly research related. What would I do to improve the experiment, troubleshooting, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Detailed questions about my previous research experience   Answer Question

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