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Novartis Overview

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Basel (Switzerland)
10000+ employees
1996
Company - Public (NVS)
Biotech & Pharmaceutical
£10+ billion (GBP) 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

Novartis Reviews

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Novartis CEO Joseph (Joe) Jimenez Jr.
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  • "A Great place to work for, but in decline"

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    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis full-time

    Pros

    Large company providing many opportunities, good benefits and holiday package, training used to be great.

    Cons

    Cost cutting is leading the place to a slow decline and unsustainable future.

    Advice to Management

    Very very Top and Globally driven.

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Novartis Photos

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Novartis Interviews

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    Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Frimley, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Novartis (Frimley, England) in July 2016.

    Interview

    Phone interview initially went well, positively geared and given opportunity to answer. Comepetency questions at F2F interview went OK, however when it came to the group interview (5 interviewers!) they spoke over each other, were negative about their own business & agenda was not adhered to. Random questions not related to my broader experience. Made up my mind there and then not to join if offered.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain a situation where communication was key to a successful outcome.   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
  • Top 50 Employers - Readers' Choice, Equal Opportunity Publications, 2012
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