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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Overview

East Hanover, NJ
5001 to 10000 employees
1919
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) holds down the fort on this side of the big pond. As the US pharmaceuticals unit of Swiss drug giant Novartis AG, the company helps with the development, manufacturing, marketing, and sales of its parent company's ... Read more

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    "Director Global Medical Affairs (Oncology)"

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    Current Employee - Global Director in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Global Director in East Hanover, NJ
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    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The culture is equalitarian, hierarchies are subtle, friendly environment, highly educated employees, special care in the quality of life, depending on the area you can grow as fast as you need. I feel home working here.

    Cons

    As a big (huge) company, processes have a trend to slow pace because of bureaucracy. Specifically, in Medical Affairs the structure used to be flat, now is changing to allow employee's growth.

    Advice to Management

    The route that you traced now is correct. Keep doing.

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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Interviews

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    Cell Processing Specialist Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Novartis Pharmaceuticals in March 2018.

    Interview

    1st phone screen with a recruiter within a few days of applying online, 2nd phone screen with another recruiter after another week, then video interview (in place of on-site interview) set up 3 weeks later. The strange part was a few days after the 2nd phone screen, the recruiter notified me that the company decided to pursue other candidates. Then I was contacted the following week by that recruiter saying I could suddenly now come in for an on-site interview, with no acknowledgment of or response to previous correspondence when I had asked if I would continue to be considered for future openings. After inquiring about travel accommodation to the site for the on-site interview, the recruiter decided to switch the interview to a video interview because it's "only 1 hour". Poor visibility of the interview panel over video (1 hour total, split into two 30-minute sessions with 3 interviewers each) where I could only view one person on the screen and there was a bad audio connection which required me to dial in over the phone for audio and keep the camera on for visual purposes. I did not understand why I couldn't just come in person and on-site for the final interview and how I would've been able to see/tour the NJ facility had the interview been successful otherwise. During the phone screen, the recruiter did not know what the shifts were and just demanded flexibility from the job candidate and that I "express enthusiasm for the role". During the interview, the panel gave a completely different outline of the work schedule, which is still not clearly structured and in-the-making depending on demand.

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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Awards & Accolades

  • Top 50 Companies for Diversity, DiversityInc, 2009
  • Top 50 Companies for Diversity, DiversityInc, 2008

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