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Novartis Overview

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Basel (Switzerland)
10000+ employees
1996
Company - Public (NVS)
Biotech & Pharmaceutical
$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

Novartis Reviews

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Novartis CEO Joseph (Joe) Jimenez Jr.
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    Pros

    you can develop technical skills. Meet amazing people. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Growth promotion wise is a little slow.

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Novartis Photos

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Novartis Interviews

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    Medical Science Liaison Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
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    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Novartis (London, England).

    Interview

    I was headhunted by 3 different and independent recruiters including one of their own departments. Invited to apply as I had the skills they were looking for. I was told to expect a phone call from the hiring manager "any day soon". No call ever came and no emails or phone calls from me were ever answered. I got a generic rejection 10 weeks later. Then a further 2 months after that I got a call from them saying that they had changed their mind and was I still interested. I said I was and the person on the phone discussed company cars more than the job, but said the hiring manager would call within two weeks. I never heard anything again and any phone call I made just rang out with no answer or ability to leave a message. If they consider you a backup or second choice, don't expect any courtesy or respect.

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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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