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
At Novartis, we use science-based innovation to address some of society’s most challenging healthcare issues. We discover and develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible.
Our vision is to be a trusted leader in changing the practice of medicine.
Novartis is structured to deliver innovative products, exploit global scale, and respond to new opportunities and risks. Our businesses - Innovative Medicines, Alcon and Sandoz - are supported by functional organizations with global scale. Research and development (R&D) is at the core of our company and central to the Novartis strategy.
Corporate responsibility is endorsed and ingrained at the highest level of Novartis and is central to how we run our business.
Our Corporate Responsibility Strategy
Novartis has a sound strategy to navigate a world with a growing, aging population and continuously evolving healthcare needs. Our strategy supports the Novartis mission and vision, with a focus on expanding access to healthcare and doing business responsibly.
At Novartis, we have introduced values that describe the professional behaviors we expect from our employees. These values are an integral part of the framework we use to recruit people, develop them, and assess and reward their performance.
We encourage people to experiment and take smart risks. Our aim is to foster creative thinking that leads to practical solutions to healthcare and business challenges.
Our focus on quality excellence includes continuously enhancing our standards, technology and training for our people.
We foster teamwork among our employees to swiftly and efficiently deliver innovative new products to patients and healthcare providers. This capitalizes on the diversity and creativity of our global staff.
Our people are known for their focus on results. We aim to reinforce that focus on personal and collective achievement, while maintaining high ethical standards.
We want our associates to speak out, challenge conventional thinking, and stand up for their ideas. We also want them to have the courage to do the right thing in the face of resistance or moral dilemmas.
Our Code of Conduct sets high ethical standards, and comprehensive training ensures our associates know how to apply these standards in their work.
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.
It is our differences that make us powerful.
They enable us to approach things differently. They enable us to be innovative. They enable us to deepen our understanding of our patients and customers. With diversity and inclusion embedded in everything that we say and do, we can help discover and develop breakthrough medicines.
We consider diversity and inclusion to encompass - but not be limited to - race, ethnicity, gender, thinking styles, religion and belief, sexual orientation, age, differential ability, education, nationality and life experiences.
Our Diversity & Inclusion vision
Novartis is recognized internally and externally for the diversity of our associates and our inclusive culture, driven by a D&I strategy based upon concrete business, scientific, talent and reputational outcomes
Our Diversity & Inclusion strategy
We drive our patient-centered business and scientific innovation through diversity and inclusion. Activities and initiatives support four strategic pillars: talent and leadership, culture of inclusion, patient and customer, and reputation.
I worked at Novartis full-time
Flexible, rewarding huge pipeline
Bureaucracy, slow development of individuals
Advice to Management
Develop and recognise talent
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Novartis (London, England).
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.