Our people & communities

Our strengths arise from the knowledge and skills of our associates. We encourage them to strive to implement and upgrade them in a stimulating work environment, in safe and healthy workplaces. We are guided and connected by inspiration, curiosity, empowerment and integrity. Talent management is one of our priority areas. With a culture of empowerment, we enable the associates to unleash their talents and creativity to the fullest. We are actively involved in the life of local communities, especially through the voluntary work of our employees and philanthropic activities.

Reputation and Responsibility united

We are delighted to be among the most reputable employers in Slovenia. We actively focus on the development and the long-term support of young talent and researchers. For many years we have been very proactive in our search for talent and expertise, and we carry out internationally renowned projects. With our unbossed culture, we are embarking on a new path based on collaboration, listening, learning, and sharing. We are particularly focused on empowering our associates to create an agile, inspiring, and inquisitive company where everyone feel comfortable. Working with one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies gives our associates the opportunity to establish themselves in an international environment. As part of a large global network, we provide our associates with access to an exceptionally broad range of skills and experience, collaboration with renowned experts and innovators, and involvement in multicultural teams. We contribute to the development of the Slovenian economy by steadily increasing our employee numbers, creating new jobs, especially those with high added value, and creating employment opportunities for young and promising professionals.

We are continuously investing in creating the conditions for new, advanced forms of work with active working solutions. Depending on the nature of their work, our staff can decide how, where, and when to do their work, with the option to work from home. With new ways of working, we are improving collaboration, flexibility, and efficiency, while continuing to put employee safety first.

Be Healthy

To support and encourage work-life balance, which has become an increasingly important factor, especially during the pandemic, we have also developed the Energized for Life program. The program encompasses activities that enable social, mental and physical well-being and includes an integrated approach to a better life today and in the future.

Diversity, wealth of talents and views

We appreciate and encourage the diversity and individuality od our associates and do not tolerate discrimination. 

We build a culture of inclusion and tolerance that grows with nurturing different ways of thinking and leading, cross-generational experience, different cultures and world views.

At Lek, we foster the diversity and individuality of our employees, as we firmly believe that we must provide everyone with an environment in which they can develop personally and professionally. We support the collaboration of people who differ from one another, as such teams are more creative and successful in tackling challenges, and the work is more stimulating and interesting.

Human rights are embedded into the very foundations of our work. We are a signatory to a declaration of Commitment to Business and Human Rights, pledging respect for human rights in the company’s business, supply chain, and the avoidance and prevention of any violation thereof.

We promote zero tolerance for any form of discrimination against employees based on personality traits, such as gender, age, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, disability, etc. We expect associates to treat each other with respect. This is the only way we can continue to build an inclusive work environment. The “Novartis Women’s Inclusion Initiative” also makes an important contribution to this. 

Volunteering associates 

We are one of the pioneers of corporate volunteering in Slovenia. Many of our volunteers are committed to various social initiatives, inspired by our corporate volunteering program, the Community Partnership Day, which we have been running for almost two decades and which has now evolved into a culture of corporate volunteering that we put into practice every step of the way.