Mission: Mission: Our mission is to discover new ways to improve and extend people`s lives. Our vision is to be a trusted leader in changing the practice of medicine. www.novartis.com
All 126,000 Novartis associates touched the lives of 927 million patients in 2017.
At Novartis, we are driven by a single mission: to discover new ways to improve and extend people’s lives. Through science-based innovation we address some of society’s most challenging healthcare issues. Working to discover and develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible.
Novartis focuses on innovative patent-protected medicines, generics and eye care products – segments where we have global reach and strong relations with our customers. Research and development (R&D) sits at the core of our business and central to our strategy. Our global organizations for manufacturing, business services and other functions help increase efficiency and promote excellence.
The Innovative Medicines division has two business units:
Novartis Pharmaceuticals focuses on patented treatments in the areas of cardiovascular, respiratory, neuroscience, ophthalmology, and immunology and dermatology.
Novartis Oncology is focused on treatments for a variety of cancers and rare diseases.
Sandoz : Sandoz offers patients and healthcare professionals high-quality, affordable generics and biosimilars. The Sandoz portfolio also includes some mature products that were transferred from the Innovative Medicines division in 2016.
Alcon: With its Surgical and Vision Care businesses, Alcon offers one of the world’s widest selections of eye care devices – from sophisticated equipment for delicate eye surgery to a wide portfolio of advanced contact lenses.
Functional organizations with a global reach:
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR): NIBR focuses on discovering new drugs that can change the practice of medicine.
Global Drug Development (GDD): GDD oversees the development of new medicines.
Novartis Technical Operations (NTO) is responsible for our global production unit
Novartis Business Services (NBS) focuses on internal services.
23,000 associates, 24 sites and 4 key campuses.
Our US presence extends from coast-to-coast with our campuses designed to foster a world-class work environment, and promote a culture of collaboration and innovation to help continually meet the evolving needs of our patients, customers and the communities we serve.
Research in the United States
We know our medicines can have a dramatic impact on patients’ lives. They can help people live longer and remain healthier, and they can provide significant benefits to our society and economy, which is why in 2017 we invested $3.4 Billion in R&D alone.
Reimagining Medicine through Innovation
Innovation is a cornerstone of the Novartis strategy and a foundation of our future. Research and development (R&D) as well as a strong pipeline of potential medicines are critical for our future business and long-term success.
The Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) is the innovation engine of Novartis. With a US team of scientists, physicians and business professionals, NIBR works to discover potential new therapies that could improve health outcomes for patients; and works in concert with our Global Drug Development (GDD) group to bring innovative treatments to patients around the world. Of the 6,800 employees working in R&D in the US, 2,500 work at our Research and Early Development Headquarters at NIBR in Cambridge.
Corporate responsibility is endorsed and ingrained at the highest level of Novartis and is central to how we run our business.
We are inspired by helping patients and the communities where we live and work. This not only includes our day-to-day efforts as we develop and make available innovative medicines, but also how we give back through volunteering, charitable giving, and patient assistance programs.
Expanding Access to Healthcare: Developing new and innovative ways to reach people in lower-income countries is one of our top priorities. To expand access to healthcare, we pursue a variety of approaches.
Doing Business Responsibly: We recognize that achieving our business goals requires that we operate with high integrity, transparency and environmental sustainability.
Corporate Responsibility Report: Novartis has a strong history of corporate responsibility activities, and transparent reporting is a central part of our commitment.
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Novartis Commitment to the Environment
Novartis is committed to building a sustainable future with ongoing initiatives and programs designed to conserve, protect and recycle. Our East Hanover campus is home to a series of conservation initiatives designed to educate and assist with energy efficiency.
4 themes appeared when we asked ourselves and our colleagues why we work here at Novartis:
With people from so many nations working at Novartis, we have a richly multicultural working environment.
While our diverse workforce brings different people and perspectives together, inclusion is making the mix work. It is about creating an atmosphere and an environment where each of us feels valued, respected and heard.
3,164 associates are part of 15 employee resource groups at Novartis in the US which includes:
I worked at Novartis full-time
It is a highly recognized transnational, its medicines are excellent and doctors prescribe them for their high quality standars.
I do not consider something negative of this company, I lived excellent years of work in it, the problems that arose were derived to inconveniences of the country.
Advice to Management
Share the big picture with your team.
Empower each team member to speak up and engage. By listening to your team´s suggestions.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Novartis (East Hanover, NJ) in October 2010.
First phone interview, mainly on your experience and skill sets, talk about the projects you did.
Then on-site interview with panel staff. It is also required to take drug test and background check. The whole process took about 6 weeks.