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Basel (Switzerland)
10000+ employees
1996
Company - Public (NVS)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Unknown
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 ... Read more

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    "IT Project Manager Novartis Business Services"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in East Hanover, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novartis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great benefits, competitive pay, global organization, world class talent

    Cons

    lack of physical colocation, too much dependency on offshore resources, too much outsourcing, not enough internal employees, expected to be on conference calls at all hours of the day (6AM to 7PM or later)

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the people who are dedicated to improving the community feeling in IT. It is too disjointed and does not feel like a unified team. Too much money and effort is being spent trying to run lean, which is costing great loss of productivity and man hours being wasted doing rework and chasing people down who are not subject matter experts in their positions, especially contractors who are "cheap" but do not actually save you in the long run.

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Novartis Photos

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Novartis Interviews

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63%
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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

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Novartis Awards & Accolades

  • 25 Best Multinational Companies to Work For (in Latin America), Great Place to Work Institute, 2012
  • Top 50 Employers - Readers' Choice, Equal Opportunity Publications, 2012
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