About Novartis

Novartis International AG is a multinational pharmaceutical corporation, the world's second-largest pharmaceutical company and Europe's second-largest manufacturer of pharmaceuticals by market share. Novartis AG develops, manufactures and markets medical products. The company operates in 140 countries. Novartis is a full member of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) and Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). The company was founded on 29 February 1996 and is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland.

Financial performance

  • Capitalisation: 193 billion
  • Annual turnover: 51.9 billion
  • Revenues: 12.6 billion
  • Assets: 145.6 bn

Company profile

Novartis recruitment process in 2024

  1. Online application form
    • One of the first stages of the recruitment process is filling in the application form on Novartis Careers website.

    • The online application form is usually presented as a questionnaire with the option of importing data from a LinkedIn or CV file.

    • The applicant is required to provide information about work experience, education, skills and other necessary details.

    • There may be questions both about job preferences (e.g. desired type of employment, country and city of residence) and more personal questions (e.g. race and ethnicity, religion, disability)

  2. Phone / Video Interview
    • Successful candidates are invited for a 15-20 min. phone call.

    • Soft skills are usually assessed during this call by the Novartis recruiter.

    • In some cases, Novartis hiring manager may invite you for a video interview (most commonly conducted with HireVue.) For software engineering positions, candidates may be asked to complete a coding challenge (problems on algorithms + take-home challenges.)

  3. Online tests
    • The next stage of the Novartis recruitment process is an online assessment. The candidate will be sent an email invitation to complete Novartis tests.

    • Novartis uses different types of recruitment tests to assess candidates and their suitability for the position they are applying for.

    • Candidates are most often asked to complete the following tests:

  4. Assessment centre
    • Successful candidates are invited to visit the nearest Novartis headquarters or office.

    • Candidates will have a chance to personally meet the hiring manager, team leaders and seniors during the assessment day.

    • Novartis may organise a group exercise with candidates as part of the hiring procedure.

  5. Partner interview
    • The final stage of the recruitment process.

    • The candidate will have a chance to meet the hiring manager, department director and/or division lead.

    • Normally, there is no assessment at this stage.

    • Candidates are mostly expected to demonstrate soft skills and a desire to join Novartis.

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