Dr. Reddy's Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
116 Reviews
3.8
116 Reviews
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Dr. Reddy's Chairman and CEO G. V. Prasad
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good atmosphere, work culture and festival celebrations (in 14 reviews)

  • Work life balance & one of the best company in Pharma space in India (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Regionalism in middle management is a big concern (in 6 reviews)

  • Sometimes burocracy in decision making when it is necessary to fill a large amount of forms and tables to get a decision made (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Its a great experience working in a vibrant and highly committed team

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dr. Reddy's as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent training, employee friendly, focused, passionate

    Cons

    There are no con or drawbacks

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It's who you know

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    Current Employee - Senior QA Associate  in  Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior QA Associate in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Dr. Reddy's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Family and work life balance.

    Cons

    Really cheap on salary increase for the employees who have been working there for a long time. The only way to make a decent salary is coming in as a new person or being from India and you know someone higher up. Yes you guessed it, a LOT of discrimination.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and give everyone a chance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great people not always provided the best opportunity that reflects their experience and education. Lack of culture of q

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist  in  Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Dr. Reddy's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everyone is working multiple jobs (compared to working in big pharma where people work in silos). You have to manage your own time but if the opportunity is embraced, you can really learn a lot about the Pharma business because all of the teams are integrated for product development, filing and commercialization projects.

    The work from home/time off is very flexible but varies depending on your supervisor.

    Cons

    The culture of Quality is lacking. The quality team has to fight to keep quality and compliance in mind during the development process. This causes Quality to look like they are holding back time lines and costing projects more money but because Quality review and/or comments were not factored in, it does cause headaches and a push to avoid quality oversight by non-quality teams by skipping the review process. The non-quality teams do not understand the downstream impact.
    Onboarding is very unorganized. The team you will be working with doesn’t always know you are showing up. Training is not ready for you and depending on your team’s travel schedule, you will not be fully trained to perform your job duties for many months.
    The HR team in the US is strongly influenced by the team in India so they are much more likely to pull someone from India for a position then to promote or move a current associate in the US laterally who is just as qualified.
    I have recommended multiple people for jobs through the designated HR process and the HR team lost/overlooked paperwork in one case, had assumed someone was over qualified and would not accept the salary in another case and in the 3rd case they had someone in mind before posting the position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide training to management employees. Don’t assume that since they have experience and would like the opportunity to manage people that they are able to do so. The paternal behavior of male Indian managers is interpreted as sexist. The interview questions should be scripted to be sure managers do not ask personal questions (marriage, children) during an interview.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    No growth, HR is the worst I have seen, mismanagement is weak.

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    Former Employee - Quality Control and Lab Tech  in  Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Quality Control and Lab Tech in Shreveport, LA

    I worked at Dr. Reddy's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Looks good on a resume for new grads. Healthcare is decent. Has a good meal program.

    Cons

    Raises are below cost of living. Skilled labor is paid less than unskilled. Numerous EEOC and OSHA violations. Management is ineffective and incompetent. I have been working for 20 years and 2 years here. This is by far the worst organization I have ever worked for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire and replace the management team.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Opportunity for a Select Few

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    Former Employee - Principal Scientist  in  Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Norcross, GA

    I worked at Dr. Reddy's full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Research Opportunity and good compensation package

    Cons

    Employee loyalty and lack of advancement based on merit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR department is an essential part of a company. My facility did not have one on site.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the few companies which values its people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dr. Reddy's

    Pros

    Excellent policies for employees. One of the best HR systems, Gives equal and fair opportunity for people to enhance their knowledge and skills. Best IT practices. It was a pleasure and honor to get a chance to be associated with this company.

    Cons

    Salary policies need to be looked at. At one level two equally deserving persons may have a huge difference in their salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the contract workmen who are equally important and a valuable contributor to Dr. Reddy's success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company with good intentions but muddled strategy.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dr. Reddy's

    Pros

    Nice people, good culture. People are approachable at all levels. Gives good exposure and experience and has a good reputation in the market.

    Cons

    Muddled strategy, the company does not know what it wants to be when it grows up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people better, and give the HR function a makeover. In today's competitive environment, you need to work to retain the best people and not be smug/complacent about it. People are not indispensable, but they are not commodities either.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    great benefits and good salary opportunities

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    Current Employee - Compression Operator  in  Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Compression Operator in Shreveport, LA

    I have been working at Dr. Reddy's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    helping make medicine to help people live better

    Cons

    a bit repetitive and sometimes boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Doesn't fully practice employee diversity

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    Former Employee - Associate Director  in  Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Somerset, NJ

    I worked at Dr. Reddy's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Growing company, well positioned in the generics market, with a broad presence in north america.

    Cons

    Management demonstrates bias when hiring and promoting, preferential status is given to those candidates from India

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open minded when recruiting and making hiring decisions.

  11.  

    Got lucky and had a good team

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    Former Employee - Business  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business in New York, NY

    I worked at Dr. Reddy's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    My team was great; lots of challenging work assignments and very supportive people

    Cons

    Other parts of the company are not that great, notably the support functions. Not too much diversity in the company either (mostly Indians).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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