Employees constitute a key factor to our growth and success. At DEMO, we systematically invest in our people and the country’s young scientists. It is the direct contribution of our people and their efforts that have made DEMO one of the top pharmaceutical industries in South-Eastern European countries. Increased Employment and Job Opportunities

DEMO is growing dynamically, while increasing its total number of employees every year. From 2015 to date, DEMO has created 213 new jobs, increasing its staff from 752 to 963 employees! Of these jobs, almost 100 were created in 2018 and more are expected in the next year. Based on its growth, the company contributes to reducing unemploy- ment, stimulating the economy and local communities, and reducing brain drain.

The average age of workers is 38 years, 59% of workers are under 40 while 55% are men and 45% are women.

The Workers

DEMO has high-skilled human resources and places great emphasis on the education, training and development of its employees.

DEMO employs 25 PhD holders, 109 employees with postgraduate degrees, and 246 graduates from universities and technical institutions. Each year, the company funds Postgraduate studies for its employees, thus investing in their future development.

In 2019, DEMO employees participated in a total of 33 educational programmes from specialised agencies in Greece and abroad in a wide range of topics including issues such as Production Techniques, Warehouse Management for Drugs, Management, Organisation and Leadership, Computer Skills, Legislative Changes and Developments , Quality Requirements, etc. At the same time, it runs a strong in-house training programme in operation and production processes, as part of which more than 870 in-house trainings involving almost all employees took place in 2019.

The company continued investing in the team of internal trainers, promoting and upgrading employees in the production department.

The attraction, retention, development and professional advancement of our people is an important priority.

We are working closely with the academic community and higher education institutions, providing talented students with the opportunity of internships through their schools and future employment. Many employees started their career as interns and evolved into senior executives of our company. At the level of talent attraction we participated in career days and organised visits of new students and graduates to our company.

In 2018, DEMO invested in the development of a new Scholarship and Internship Programme titled: “Start Your Journey”. The programme targets graduates and students under 29 years old, Chemists, Chemical Engineers, Pharmacists, Biologists, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, and Automation Engineers to support them in starting their careers. In 2018, 11 Scholarships and 11 Internships were given as part of the programme, more over at “Start Your Journey” 2019 were given, 11 Scholarships and 4 Internships. In this way, DEMO actively supports the country’s young scientists. At the same time, in 2018 we launched a new performance management system for the company’s employees, while investing in developing an improved assessment and reward system for our workforce.

Our goal is to help employees evolve, develop new skills and continue their career at DEMO. Together we have developed a strong bond: the DEMO “Family”!

DEMO invests significantly in the Health and Safety of its Employees. 

It thoroughly inspects and systematically improves workplace safety and working conditions.

It has a fully equipped doctor’s office for its staff with a physician and a nurse, and, in an effort to support female workers and the wives of employees, it has developed a collaboration with a gynaecologist offering gynaecological services. The company offers life insurance, accident and health insurance to employees and a preferential insurance program for their families. The company performs annual medical examinations on staff as well as specialised examinations, such as hearing tests or spirometry when required. It systematically measures air quality and noise levels at the premises.

It works together with external experts on occupational safety issues and conducts inspections and audits. It strictly controls access to its facilities.

The company adheres to a fully structured induction process for new employees. 

From the first day, all new employees are informed about the company, its products and structure, they receive training on Good Manufacturing Practices, Health and Safety regulations and procedures, and operational processes and procedures. All new employees receive personal protective equipment and work uniforms, as required, and are guided in the premises. Finally they are informed on benefits and any employee related company activity.