Head office: Boucherville (Quebec)
Year of creation: 1980
Type of company: public
Sector of activity: pharmaceuticals, healthcare
Sandoz Canada, a global leader in generic pharmaceuticals, is a subsidiary of the Novartis Group. Sandoz Canada is one of the fasted growing pharmaceutical companies in Canada, the sixth largest generics market worldwide. Sandoz Canada is known internationally as the Sandoz Centre of Excellence for injectable products. It researches, develops, manufactures and distributes injectable and ophthalmic generic products in its Boucherville, FDA-approved manufacturing facility for the hospital, long term care and retail markets. Additionally, it produces high quality generic products such as solid orals, patches, ointments, antibiotics and biosimilars. It also offers more than forty over-the-counter consumer products including analgesics, cold, cough and allergy remedies. It has been selected as one of Montreal’s Top Employers for 2018.
Sandoz Canada has more than 700 employees striving to discover new and innovative ways to extend and improve people’s lives through selective health management. Jobs are posted on a regular basis and may include positions in quality control, pharmaceutical development, finance, scientific affairs, IT and sales and marketing. Sandoz Canada (Novartis) also adheres to a Code of Conduct and each employee receives a copy when joining the company.
Sandoz Canada provides its employees with a generous benefits package that includes competitive compensation and a comprehensive health and wellness plan. It offers perks such as a state-of-the-art gym open 24/7 complete with free classes, and a “Valet Express” service that allows employees to have their car repaired while at work. Each new employee receives at least 1.5 days of training explaining Sandoz Canada and its role in healthcare. Additionally, there is an opportunity for professional career development, a generous pension plan, RRSP contributions, retirement planning, three weeks vacation, and flexible work arrangements including telecommuting and compressed workweeks.
Sandoz Canada believes in giving back to the community that it serves. It supports employee fundraising efforts for the United Way of Greater Montreal and Ride for Life (cancer research). Employees are also encouraged to devote one paid day per year volunteering for an organization in the community.