About Novartis Pharma GmbH

Facts & Figures

Industry Pharmaceuticals
Number of employees 2000
Number of active countries 140

The Research

Certification is only awarded to the best employers around the world: companies that demonstrate the highest standards of employee offerings. The Top Employers Institute’s research assesses all critical areas of the Human Resources environment, certifying organisations that can demonstrate they are continuously optimising employee conditions and leading the way in the development of their people.

The employee offerings of Novartis Pharma GmbH

This is a selection of the Employee Offerings that this company offers to (some of) its employees.

Learning and development programs

  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Soft skill training programmes (e.g. feedback, time management, communication)
  • Competency-based training programmes
  • Workshops (internal/external)
  • Coaching programmes
  • Mentor programmes
  • Conferences/congresses/seminars (internal/external)
  • 180- and/or 360-degree feedback
  • (Peer) coaching
  • Mentor groups
  • Mobile Learning
  • International exchange programmes
  • e-Learning (module)
  • Coaching
  • Internship programmes

Career and succession management

  • Mentoring
  • Coaching
  • Secondment
  • Job rotation
  • Training programme
  • Special assignment
  • Job enrichment
  • International mobility (expatriation or short-term assignment)

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Part-time working
  • Sabbatical/career break
  • Telecommuting/working from home
  • Crèche/childcare facilities (above legal requirements)
  • Special leave for parents (above legal requirements)
  • Job sharing
  • Reduction in company travel
  • Take your family/child to work day
  • Bringing a child to work (in emergency)

Well-being programs

  • Safety programme
  • Stress management
  • Time management
  • Ergonomic support
  • Health & Safety officer/manager
  • Personal support line
  • Employee debt support
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)
  • Preventative Occupational Health programme
  • In-house doctor
  • Confidential adviser
  • Maintaining salary level above legal requirements
  • Maintaining employee contractual rights above legal requirements
  • Occupational Health professional
  • On-site sports facilities
  • Fitness centre membership subsidy/reimbursement
  • Health screening programme
  • Weight loss programme
  • On-site flu vaccinations
  • Nutritional information programmes

Compensation and benefits

  • Overpay
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Meal subsidies/canteen services

Secondary benefits

  • Laptop
  • On-site parking
  • Telephone allowance
  • Car/travel allowance
  • Company car
  • Mobile Telephone

Networking Activities

  • Seasonal social events
  • Organising weekly drinks or other social event (by staff association)
  • Special informal sessions with Executive Management
  • Sports events (e.g. sports day)
  • Alumni club (association of former employees)
  • Flexible workspace at the office
  • Online chat/instant messaging

Onboarding Activities

  • Pre-Employment package (after contract is signed)
  • Step-by-step On-boarding programme (hard copy or online)
  • Employee handbook that specifies HR policy and regulations (hard copy or online)
  • Meeting with HR to explain procedures
  • Meeting with manager regarding job role, tasks,expectations
  • A role-specific introductory training programme
  • A buddy is assigned to the new employee
  • Announcement/introduction by management
  • Meeting with CEO/Executive Management
  • (Social) Networking events for new employees
  • Team lunch/dinner
  • Induction course (covering the organisation’s mission,vision, values)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safety policies and instructions