Boucherville, January 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) –
- Sandoz Canada has been selected as one of the largest employers in Montreal for another year in a row and was also among Canada's most important employers in 2017.
- Sandoz is certified by the Institute for Top Employers for his exceptional offers for employees in Canada and abroad.
- These exclusive differences emphasize Sandoz Canada's commitment to building an excellent workplace with high-energy and agile culture.
Sandoz, a global leader in generic and biologically similar drugs, and one of the fastest growing healthcare companies in Canada, is proud to announce it has won two major awards as the Canadian employer in 2019, stressing its commitment to offering an attractive and rewarding job for its employees. The company is re-named among the top 35 employers in Montreal at the annual competition organized by Mediacorp Canada and certified as a top employer in Canada by the Institute of Leading Employers as well as globally.
"This double recognition is a remarkable achievement and testimony of a key priority for our organization: we offer a rewarding and healthy work environment where employees feel energetic and happy," said Michel Robidou, President and CEO of Sandoz Canada. "In the last two years, we are focusing on improving employee integration, integral health and energy at work. With an increased focus on intentions, we strengthen our employees to fulfill their professional ambitions and, with Sandoz, help access high-quality drugs to improve and extend the lives of people. "
35 top employers in Montreal
As part of his submission, be chosen as a Top employer in Montreal, Sandoz Canada presented its competitive benefits, its various initiatives to improve the well-being of employees and its range of professional development opportunities, among others. The annual Mediakorp competition scores hundreds of companies across Canada based on various criteria. Employers compare themselves with other organizations in the same area to determine those offering the most progressive and advanced thinking programs.
Largest employer in Canada and the world
International research conducted annually by Superb employing institute recognizes leading employers around the world for their exceptional employee contributions and certifies local Sandoz subsidiaries in 28 countries, including Canada, which results in a global Sandoz certification. This exclusive certification confirms Sandoz's ambition to be the best possible company for its employees and emphasizes its commitment to attract and retain the highest talent from and beyond the industry.
What makes Sandoz Canada so unique
The company promotes a culture of energy and agility by employees tracking their total health index annually. On the basis of their results, new programs and activities are being developed in order to improve the well-being of the employees. As part of this initiative, employees have access to self-service micro-market that offers healthy meals and daily needs; a modern sports hall open 24 hours and free hours and kinesiologists; and access to dialogue, virtual health service. Sandoz Canada also offers employees a variety of services to ease their integration in work and life, such as auto servicing.
"In addition to the emphasis Sandoz gives health and overall wellbeing to employees, we also benefit from alternative work arrangements, such as flexible hours, shortened working weeks and telecommunications, making the work here enjoyable," explains Morgan Duresche, Director, Department of Hospitals in Sandoz Canada. "The involvement of the community is also a part of the culture. Every year we participate in a special community day in which we voluntarily participate in teams for various charities in the Greater Montreal region, and we also raise funds for the United Way and Riding for Life with Logistics and financial support of Sandoz ".
Sandoz Canada strives to be a learning organization and as such offers a variety of online job opportunities and online training opportunities, as well as management, language and technical courses. Based in Boucherville (QC), Sandoz Canada, the division of Novartis AG also encourages mobility within the Sandoz and Novartis network, employing around 126,000 employees, offering many career opportunities in the country and abroad.
Sandoz Canada is proud and grateful to its employees to support our common goal of improving the lives of Canadian patients and is constantly trying to add new talents to their team.
For Sandoz Canada
Sandoz Canada is part of Sandoz International GmbH, a global leader in generic drugs and biosimilars and a subsidiary of the Swiss multinational Novartis AG. Leader in its field, Sandoz Canada markets and distributes a wide range of generic, bio-like, consumer and specialized products. www.sandoz.ca
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