About Sandoz Industrial

Sandoz Industrial Products S.p.A. is a leading company in the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients and is part of Sandoz, a Novartis company, a global leader in the generic pharmaceutical sector. Sandoz employs over 26,500 employees across more than 160 countries, offering a broad range of high-quality, affordable products that are no longer protected by patents. Sandoz has a portfolio of approximately 1,100 molecules, and holds the first position globally in biosimilars sector as well as in generic injectables, ophthalmics, dermatology and antibiotics.

Facts & Figures

Industry Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals
Number of employees 160
Number of active countries 160

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 Sandoz Industrial

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

Learning and development programs

  • Internship programmes
  • Competency-based training programmes
  • Mentor programmes
  • Soft skill training programmes (e.g. feedback, time management, communication)
  • On-the-job training
  • Workshops (internal/external)
  • Online training programmes (always available)
  • 180- and/or 360-degree feedback
  • Mobile Learning
  • e-Learning (module)
  • Coaching

Career and succession management

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

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Flexi-time working
  • Part-time working
  • Telecommuting/working from home
  • Employer contribution for child care

Onboarding Activities

  • Step-by-step On-boarding programme (hard copy or online)
  • Employee handbook that specifies HR policy and regulations (hard copy or online)
  • Use of internal/external social media (networks) to chat with current employees
  • Meeting with HR to explain procedures
  • Meeting with manager regarding job role, tasks,expectations
  • A role-specific introductory training programme
  • A tour around the organisation
  • Induction course (covering the organisation’s mission,vision, values)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safety policies and instructions
  • Follow-up session one year after joining

Compensation and benefits

  • Meal subsidies/canteen services
  • Subsidy Medical Insurance
  • Shift premiums

Well-being programs

  • Safety programme
  • Health & Safety officer/manager
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)
  • Preventative Occupational Health programme
  • Maintaining salary level above legal requirements
  • Maintaining employee contractual rights above legal requirements
  • Occupational Health professional
  • Health screening programme
  • Smoking cessation programme
  • Wellness programmes
  • On-site flu vaccinations
  • Nutritional information programmes

Networking Activities

  • Sports events (e.g. sports day)
  • Online chat/instant messaging
  • Seasonal social events
  • Special informal sessions with Executive Management
  • Personal online profile/social media

Communication Channels

  • Suggestions box/email
  • Instant messaging
  • Employee surveys