Great Place to Work®

Fermenta’s team comprises professionals who possess competence in manufacturing, chemistry, biotechnology, marketing, accounting, legal, management, supply chain and quality management.

We provide an inspiring workplace to employees across locations. We believe in providing equal employment and growth opportunities.

Fermenta is Great Place to Work – Certified TM , a recognition considered the ‘Gold Standard’ in ‘Employer of Choice’ recognitions and awarded to less than 50% participants.

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India’s Best Workplaces in Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals 2021

Fermenta is recognized as one of India’s Best Workplaces in Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals for the year 2021. After undergoing a rigorous evaluation of the quality of its employee experience and people practices, Fermenta has emerged as one amongst just eight organizations certified as the best places to work in its industry.

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Commitment to Being a Great Place to Work

Fermenta’s dedication towards assessing the quality of employee engagement practices in order to enhance our culture year after year has been recognized by the Great Place to Work® Institute. In acknowledgement of this occasion, Fermenta has featured on the Great Place to Work® website and the link to view the company’s profile is as follows:

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India’s Best Leaders in Times of Crisis 2021

Under the leadership of Mr Prashant Nagre, Managing Director, Fermenta has maintained business continuity as well as prioritized employees’ safety. Mr Nagre is one of the 50 leaders to be felicitated with the award for India’s Best Leaders in Times of Crisis.

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Competencies we look for before hiring

Fermenta screens employees across the following parameters:

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  • Organizational core values:Fermenta’s five core values :
  • Discipline
  • Honest
  • Mutual Respect
  • Perseverance
  • Result Orientation

These five values are instrumental in strengthening our organizational culture, constituting an implicit code of conduct

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  • Role Specific Behavioral and Functional Competencies: We have identified competencies of each role within the system. The hiring evaluation focuses on assessing these competencies in prospective candidates.

If our prospective employees are screened on these parameters, and found to match threshold expectations, the chances of them performing with increased happiness quotient increases. We believe that culture is about energy and happiness to leverage, sustain, and transform work into results; it is about making people feel good about how they contribute to the whole.

Career Life at Fermenta

Fermenta has defined values that provide a sense of direction. Our values represent the foundation of our culture and the basis of our operational mode. Living with them every day is our shared philosophy. We want every employee to deliver their best for Fermenta and its customers and stakeholders. We encourage transparent objectives along with justification to each individual’s contribution to company’s performance.

We realize that our employees are the prime drivers of organizational excellence. We create an environment where our colleagues are respected and valued. Our performance- based culture and career progression are determined by the results delivered.

We provide challenging, rewarding and a continuous learning environment whereby employees have a sense of pride and accountability through the following priorities:

Talent Management: At FBL, we try and maintain always growing aspirations of our employees. There is a definite goal determined performance evaluation process in place which is KPA (Key Performance Areas) based. At the time of joining and thereafter half yearly there is a quantified review process wherein performance gets evaluated, thus maintaining clarity and transparency in the specified role. This process will also facilitate to review the deliverables and expectations at operational level.

We have been utilizing our Performance Management System online by using a leading platform, SAP SuccessFactors, wherein all our KPAs are measurable and are set on the SMART (Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Relevant, Time-bound) concept.

Learning & Development: The learning and development initiatives at Fermenta are committed to deliver benefits to the employees as well as employer by ensuring need based, timely and high quality training solutions that contribute to continuous development of employee growth. Personal Profile Analysis (PPA) through Thomas Assessment forms an integral base for our Training Needs Identification Process. All programs are backed up by training feedback mechanism and follow up sessions by the trainers. Programs like Human Process Lab, Leadership Empowerment and Managerial Development & Effectiveness programs have been initiated across levels. Management Development Programs from educational institutes like IIM – Ahmedabad have been incorporated.

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