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

26 September 2022
Post COVID-19 many of us are considering a change of role or work environment. Here at Novartis our associates are keen to share their real stories and experiences of working here. Follow us on Facebook as we share their stories and hear more about who we are, our culture, the diversity of our people, our approach to best in class personal growth and learning, and the global career opportunities open to all!
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19 September 2022
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On the 18th September, the United Nations observes Equal Pay Day, bringing attention to the disparities in pay between men and women. Four years ago, Novartis signed the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) Pledge to ensure that we truly enshrine the principle of equal pay for equal work for all of our associates globally. Our Chief Diversity Officer explains more about the commitments we made in our EPIC pledge and the great progress that we have made to date.
Hannah, Chief Diversity Officer, on Equity

Why Work With Us?

108,514 associates at Novartis impact the lives of 766 million patients.

At Novartis, we are driven by our purpose. We reimagine medicine to improve and extend people’s lives. We use innovative science and technology 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 products

Our manufacturing facilities produced 71 billion treatments last year and our products are sold in approximately 155 countries.

Our strategy

Our strategy is to build a leading, focused medicines company powered by advanced therapy platforms and data science. 

Our Divisions

Innovative Medicines:

The Innovative Medicines Division has two business units:

Novartis Pharmaceuticals focuses on patented treatments in multiple disease areas to enhance health outcomes for patients and offer solutions to healthcare providers.

Novartis Oncology focuses on patented treatments for a variety of cancers and rare diseases.

Sandoz offers patients and healthcare professionals high-quality, affordable generics and biosimilars.

Functional organizations with a global reach:

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) is the innovation engine of Novartis. NIBR focuses on discovering new drugs that can change the practice of medicine.

Global Drug Development (GDD) organization oversees the development of new medicines discovered by our researchers and partners.

Novartis Technical Operations (NTO) is responsible for making our innovative medicines, devices and Sandoz products and delivering them to our customers across the world.

Novartis Business Services (NBS) consolidates support services across our organization, helping drive efficiency, simplification, standardization and quality.

Corporate Functions support the enterprise in specific areas of expertise, including finance, human resources, legal and communications.

Novartis Reviews

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Novartis Interviews

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Employee Referral14%
Campus Recruiting12%

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    Concise interviews with multiple team members. Efficient and HR was thorough with their communication and timelines. All participants were on time and had relevant interactions with the role I was interviewing for.

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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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