At Ardena, we care. We care about colleagues, customers and patients.
We care about our colleagues because we know that we can only be successful if we work as a team. We treat each other with fairness and understanding. We’re empathic and are open to different ideas. We maintain high team morale through tick and thin and overcome challenges together. We adapt and persevere. We are passionate and never give up.
We care about customers by navigating them through the complex drug development process. We're their expert guide and they can rely on us. We take responsibility for their projects and feel accountable for the outcome. We want to be a reliable partner who cares and delivers.
Moreover, we aim to contribute to the health of patients around the world by accelerating the development and approval of innovative medicines to address unmet medical needs. We care for patients by developing innovative, high-quality products and services that meet customer needs and comply with regulatory guidelines.
Finding, hiring and retaining the right talent is our primary growth challenge. We want to hire people who are communicative, feel accountable, are reliable, and strive for excellence every day, not mediocrity.
By asking questions about our values in job interviews, we can determine whether applicants fit our culture and values.
We want new employees to know our core values right from the start. Our Mission & Vision, Credo and Values are presented to them at the onboarding training event.
When new employees join Ardena we guide them through the onboarding stages.
During the pre-boarding stage, we inform the employee about the documents that are needed and what can be expected of the start of your new career.
On the first day our you are welcomed with an onboarding present and will learn more about the day-to-day life at Ardena with our onboarding book.
At this moment you will also be introduced to your onboarding buddy is an employee who is matched with a new hire to educate them about day-to-day processes, introduces them to the rest of the team, bridge social connections, and answer questions as they arise.
During your first weeks you will join muliple online and offline trainings to delevop your hard and soft skills.
On the online onboarding conference you will get an introduction to the company's mission, values, goals, structure, and business processes from the top management to understand what all the company's departments are doing and have the opportunity to ask questions.
After your first 100 days at Ardena we forsee a dedicated moment of feedback. You, your manager and buddy will share insights and ask what can be improved.
Our values help you with your personal development in our company.
Once a year you create your personal development plan together with your manager to develop your career and skills.
Based on your personal development plan, we build a training plan using the Ardena academy to help you grow in Ardena (via e-learning, lunch and learn sessions, offline trainings, leadership trainings, hard and soft trainings and more).
Values simplify our decision-making. It’s easier to make choices when everyone know what matters (or not) to our organization. Our values make it easier to say “no” to things that are not aligned with our core beliefs.