At Aragen, we take pride in what we do, enjoy working as a team, learn from every experience and celebrate success together. ‘We Invest. We Learn. We Grow.’ is our promise to our employees. We keep our promise through policies and diverse programs, which have continuously resulted in highly engaged employees and a broad range of industry recognitions. From amongst our 4000+ employees, 18% have been with us for over 5 years – an endorsement of the fulfilling work experience at Aragen.
A passion for science lies at the heart of everything we do. We enable creativity and ideas to thrive, while encouraging teamwork, bold decision-making and smart risk-taking. The environment at Aragen is charged by our purpose, ‘In every molecule is the possibility for better health’. To unlock individual potential and the possibilities of science, we bring together talented and accomplished people to solve a diversity of scientific challenges for the global life sciences industry. Aragen offers valuable exposure to the entire drug development ecosystem, from ideas to solution, discovery to manufacturing, standalone projects to integrated programs, large pharma and biotechs.
At Aragen, learning is growing, and growing results in better personal, professional and business outcomes. Aragen Academy provides opportunities around five pillars of learning: Scientific Knowledge, Manufacturing, Behavioral Development, Leadership Development and Sales & Marketing. We help employees chart their careers by setting milestones, and enabling them to develop required competencies to reach their goals. We also direct our people towards higher education programs. Internal mobility to explore interests in different functions is always encouraged. All new joinees are trained for six months in classrooms and on-the-job, before entering the Aragen workforce.
Employees are encouraged to innovate, given the freedom to express themselves and the independence to perform. We reward and recognize individual achievement and teamwork through a comprehensive compensation and benefits program, along with a competitive reward and recognition system. Employees are particularly encouraged to imbibe and live out Aragen ETHICS, which is an acronym of our values.
At Aragen, employees have full visibility and ownership of their career paths. We help build and monitor individual development plans (IDP), accelerated by Empower programs at Aragen Academy and on-the-job training. First-time managers are given special training to help them transition into their responsibilities and become effective in their new roles. EvolWe, our focused program on women empowerment, has been extremely effective in offering women the exposure, opportunities and encouragement to grow.
At Aragen, we are constantly interacting, learning and working with globally experienced leadership and top scientific talent. In the US and India, you will be in the company of hundreds of PhDs and have access to their guidance and mentorship. We have created platforms like Buzz, Business Updates, Coffee with Business Heads and Celebrations, to put you in direct touch with these exceptional people. Our eConnect program enables open and continuous sharing of ideas, suggestions, expectations and aspirations across the company.
What makes people happy at Aragen is a feeling of belonging and being cared for, like family. Through PRISM, our interpersonal and non-professional platform, we share and celebrate talent, festivals, sport, wellness, and each other. We also create opportunities to volunteer. Working together on meaningful, social impact projects brings us closer together, and connects us to the people and communities that surround us. At Aragen, safety has always come first. Whether through our robust EHS policy or more recently, Aragen’s multiple COVID-19 initiatives, we have been appreciated and recognized at the national level, for our timely and well executed measures and interventions.