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About The Organization

Hikal Limited is recognized among India's Best Companies to Work For 2019. Every year, Great Place to Work® identifies India's 100 Best Companies to Work For (with employee strength more than 500) through an objective and rigourous workplace culture assessment process.

Hikal offers solutions across the life sciences value chain. They provide world-class active ingredients, intermediates and R&D services to global pharmaceuticals, animal health, biotech, crop protection and specialty chemical companies.

Company Size

1381 Employees


Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals


Why Hikal Limited is a Great Place to Work?

Hikal Limited has successfully created a Great Place to Work FOR ALL their employees as they have excelled on the 5 dimensions that are a hallmark of a High-Trust, High-Performance Culture™ – Credibility, Respect, Fairness, Pride and Camaraderie. In a rigorous assessment process conducted by the Great Place to Work® Institute, Hikal Limited met the minimum criteria on the Trust Index© Employee Survey, on the consistency of experience across all demographics and on the Culture Audit© People Practices Framework, to clear the first level i.e. getting Great Place to Work-Certified™.

Great Place to Work® is considered the
‘Gold Standard’ in workplace culture assessment and recognition.

As a certified organization, Hikal Limited became eligible to be considered among 'India's Best Companies to Work For 2019' – a list that features the 'Best of the Best’. The process of identifying India's Best Companies to Work For is based purely on the assessment findings and does not involve any jury or opinion based criteria.

Culture Snapshot
Hikal offers an inclusive and supportive work environment with opportunities to grow and nourish through well branded people practices.

This page highlights more about the work culture of the organization, selected best people practices, the vision of the leadership and glimpses of employee life.

Read through to find out what makes Hikal Limited a Great Workplace.

Recognitions awarded by Great Place to Work®

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Great Place to Work-Certified™ from May 2019 - April 2020.

India's Best Companies to Work For 2019

India's Best Workplaces in Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals 2019

Best People Practices

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Hikal celebrates Hi-Q - Quality Week across all our sites in November every year, with the theme of ‘Quality is everyone’s responsibility’. Quality Week reiterates that employees are committed to live and work in the Hikal Way. Each employee is coaxed to be quality conscious and encouraged to strive to achieve the organization’s objectives.


Grievance Redressal

Reach Out

"Reach Out" is an online avenue for employees to express to the Head HR, their views, give suggestions for improvements in any area across the company, or bring the unresolved issues to the notice; or any other matter employees would like to highlight in the larger interest of the organisation.

The Organization is allowing its employees to change departments internally depending on the interest if a vacancy exists. It also provides leadership building training to its employees.

Employee Testimonial

Career @ Hikal Limited

Work at the Best Workplaces in the Country recognized, by Great Place to Work®.

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Leaders Speak


Sameer Hiremath

Joint Managing Director & CEO, Hikal Limited

1. What is your personal approach to making a Great Workplace?
As the CEO of the company, I try to ensure that the company has a clear vision and objective so that everybody is aligned in the same direction. I encourage open communication, appreciate honest feedback through initiatives such as CEO Connect. I also believe in having honest leaders. I believe in delivering praise and recognition often to employees, greeting them on their anniversaries, birthdays and remembering these days makes a big difference to employees. The personal connection is very important. Work-life balance is a priority and all employees should take leaves, spend time with their families and in turn enjoy what they do.

2. What are the top 2 benefits you see of creating a Great Workplace?
Creating a great workplace brings immense benefits, most importantly, it helps create a high-performance work culture and generates a sense of pride amongst the employees creating Hikal brand ambassadors.

3. What are your top people priorities?
Creating a culture of learning and creating future leaders are our top people priorities.

4. How has your association with Great Place to Work® helped your business and strategic goals?
Our association with Great Place to Work® has definitely played an important role in building Hikal’s Brand Value Proposition in the market. It has helped attract the right talent in the industry. Additionally, the Great Place to Work® gap analysis reports have facilitated to mature people processes within the company.

Kumaar Priyaranjan

Senior Vice President & Head – Human Capital & CSR, Hikal Limited

1. What can your present and potential employees be sure of from a work culture perspective in the organization?
At Hikal, culture is the reflection of core values in practice. People have the freedom to experiment at work and bring their entrepreneurship to the fore. Get rewarded and recognized for achievements and the efforts put in. People can rest assured of fairness, transparency and rewarding experience.

2. What, according to you, is a people challenge your industry is facing?
Pharma is facing a huge challenge of availability of right talent. That’s hitting the productivity, efficiency and cost. War for talent is adding to the attrition rate and raising the compensation level.

3. How are you ensuring a consistent workplace experience FOR ALL your employees, irrespective of their role, age, gender, tenure etc. in the organization?
Creating the “Hikal Experience” for every Hikalite irrespective of their role, level, function, gender or tenure is the baseline. Respect for all as a human being first. Hikal’s core values & culture pillars facilitate every Hikalite to be a good citizen and a nice human being. Learning and rewarding practices are completely meant for everyone.

4. How has your association with Great Place to Work® helped your business and strategic goals?
Association with Great Place to Work® certainly helped in establishing a sense of pride in every employee and it has brought positive feeling amongst people leading to a positive impact on business and strategic goals through internal and external branding.

Life @ Hikal Limited

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