Novartis Overview

  • Basel, Switzerland
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1996
  • Company - Public (NVS)
  • Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
  • $10+ billion (USD)

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. Channel Guidance: If you believe that you have ...
Mission: 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.

Company Updates

5 December 2022
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70% of us will be affected by a disability at some point in our lifetime. December 3rd marks the United Nation’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which aims to challenge the way we think about disability and promote the rights and wellbeing of people with disability in all spheres of society. At Novartis we are committed to equity and inclusion and believe that designing and building a work environment which is inclusive of people with disability benefits us all. Our colleague James shares how he is enabled to thrive at Novartis.
James, Talent Acquisition Business Partner on Disability and Inclusion
28 November 2022
We are excited to share that Novartis has claimed 6th place on BioSpace’s 2023 Best Places to Work. This is a list of the top-ranked life science employers in North America based on the votes of over 2,000 industry professionals. BioSpace, a digital hub for life science news and careers, considered each organization’s merits with particular emphasis on culture, career growth, development opportunities, leadership and innovation. We are so thrilled to be among the most sought after in the industry! Our colleague Andreea shares some insights into why she is happy at Novartis.
Meet Andreea, Oncology, on Culture

Novartis Reviews

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2,838 Ratings
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"Excellent culture and benefits"

23 Jan 2023 - Strategic Talent Sourcer in Dublin, Dublin
Positive Outlook
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A positive and transparent culture. Market leading benefits.


Currently pushing a 12 days a month office policy. However this is mandatory depending on your distance to the office.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Novartis

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Diversity Programs & Initiatives

More than 108,000 people, each with a unique story

The greatest strength of Novartis is our people, whose diversity, energy and creativity are crucial to our success.

  • This year we made progress towards our goal of achieving gender balance in management by 2023, with the percentage of women managers at 44%. The number of women on the ECN rose from 2 to 3, and women now head both the Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Novartis Oncology business units.
  • We also made progress toward our United Nations Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) pledge to close the gender pay gap by 2023. One major step is to remove potential
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Novartis Interviews

Getting an Interview
Applied online49%
Employee Referral14%
Campus Recruiting12%

  1. Internship Interview

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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    Standard competency based questions. Very interested in past coding experience. Interested in Why I was interested in the internship. Name favourite modules from college. Do you prefer real world evidence research or Health technology assessments.

    Do have any experience with using large data sets?

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Novartis Awards & Accolades

  • Global Top EmployerTop Employers Institute2021
  • Bloomberg Gender-Equality IndexBloomberg2021
  • Access to Medicine Index #2Access to Medicine Index2021
  • Fortune's Most Admired Pharmaceutical Companies 2021 - #3Fortune2021
  • CDP’s Water A ListCDP2020

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Does Novartis offer relocation assistance?

...The benefit package is competitive, and company culture is strong...

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Employees rate Novartis 4 out of 5 stars based on 8,765 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor.

To get a job at Novartis, browse currently open positions and apply for a job near you. Once you get a positive response, make sure to find out about the interview process at Novartis and prepare for tough questions.

Overall, 82% of employees would recommend working at Novartis to a friend. This is based on 7,648 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

65% of job seekers rate their interview experience at Novartis as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 3 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at Novartis.

64% of employees think that Novartis has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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