About a third of pharma companies’ employees are planning to find a new job


About a third of the surveyed employees of pharmaceutical companies (31%) intend to change their place of work, 10% are currently not working and are looking for a job, FV reports with reference to data from a Ventra HR’s survey held in November 2022.  47% of specialists do not intend to enter the labor market. 11% found it difficult to answer, and 1% do not work and are not looking for a job.

More than half of the survey participants (52%) would like to get a job in an international company, but 31% are ready to consider offers from Russian firms. The rest either do not have any preferences for the origin of the company where they can work, or would rather be self-employed.

Most of those who are going to change jobs are forced to do so due to lack of stability (21%). The second leading factor is financial, when people are not satisfied with their level of income (19%). About 9% of respondents are not satisfied with the schedule or the workload, and the same percentage are dissatisfied with their relationship with the manager. Four percent of the respondents would like to change their job because their current employers do not invest in new projects or products.

“The factor of financial and general instability is now in the first place, more important than the salary level, for candidates dissatisfied with work in their company. In this regard, it is clear why the number of specialists ready to consider Russian employers has grown so much,” the publication quotes Natalia Kurantova, Key Account Director at Ventra and leader of the Life Science direction.

The first place among the factors that most motivate employees of pharma companies to work belongs to salary and bonuses (22%). This is followed by the professionalism of colleagues and the atmosphere in the team (13%), flexible schedule / the possibility of remote work (12%), and the stability of the employer (10%).
As for the qualities of managers, what employees value most is professionalism (17%). The same number of respondents finds it important that the manager allows employees to make independent decisions. Applicants also expect managers to give their work a fair evaluation, to be able to inspire.

“Employees today are motivated by the possibility of independent decision-making, which is especially in demand in crisis situations. A manager’s professionalism and emotional intelligence are now more important than ever. After companies brought their employees back from teleworking, candidates are increasingly attracted to flexible forms of work with the possibility to choose one’s working hours/location where you work,” Natalia Kurantova said.