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Novartis Overview

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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    I worked at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    It is a highly recognized transnational, its medicines are excellent and doctors prescribe them for their high quality standars.

    Cons

    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

    Proactive
    Patience
    tolerance

    Share the big picture with your team.
    Empower each team member to speak up and engage. By listening to your team´s suggestions.

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Novartis Photos

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Novartis Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Novartis (East Hanover, NJ) in October 2010.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • There could be a couple of relative challenging questions, but overall not difficult.   Answer Question
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Novartis Awards & Accolades

  • 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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