Apotex Pharmaceuticals

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Apotex Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
24 Reviews
3.2
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Gained much knowledge and experience working there.

    Former Employee - Administrator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Administrator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Apotex Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Training on different courses to enhance your profession is encouraged. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Difficult to be promoted if you are an administrator.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice except to keep all records clean so there are no surprises on agency bans.

  2.  

    good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Auditor in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - QA Auditor in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Apotex Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Less work load and good environment

    Cons

    development progress slow and low motivation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  3.  

    not bad to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Apotex Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good working relationship in most departments

    Cons

    too much politics in same departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    budget should be cut in the management, should not just lay off non management employees to keep the company run

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Good company, great people to work with.

    Current Employee - Technical Professional in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technical Professional in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Apotex Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    "can do" culture, great teamwork, first class facilities and equipment.
    Good workprocesses and flexibilty to adopt new technologies and ways of doing things.

    Cons

    Curently lacking focus and perspective. Limited ways of advacement, cost cutting measures applied as a way of growing the business. No long term plan in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need long term strategy to retain the talent.

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great vision, terrible management!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apotex Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Company has a great CEO with extraordinary vision and tenacity.

    Cons

    Majority of the directors hired in the last 2-3 years are extremely crass and dishonest creating a very unpleasant and ineffective work environment. It is quite sad to see such a fabulous business be managed by such incompetent people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have the courage to make decisions and when you do, stand behind those decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apotex Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Great environment
    People are great to work with.

    Cons

    The salaries could be higher. The office culture sometimes is toxic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Hiring

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apotex Pharmaceuticals part-time

    Pros

    I have heard that Apotex is trying to diversify in the production and service industry

    Cons

    I have heard from numerous individuals that Apotex frequently hires children of employees., thereby excluding others who do not have relatives there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balancing the hiring practice of relatives - limit the #s and open job compettion more to the public.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Rewarding career at Apotex Inc

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Apotex Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great career opportunities. Very supportive management. I have great respect for Barry Sherman. I think he treats his employees very well.

    Cons

    Way behind the times when it comes to technology. As a manager I gave to process most employee paper work via an actual piece of paper. Not all of my employees have a corporate email account. I feel that when it comes to technologies we don't have the tools to do our job in an efficient manner

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chemist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Chemist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Apotex Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good work opportunity for new graduates

    Cons

    too busy. Work load to overwhelmed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too many internal guidelines not consistent to each other

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Apotex

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apotex Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good training requirements and documentation practices. The company invests heavily on ensuring that all employees have a training matrix that outlines the training they must complete prior to starting their job. Great benefits and flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Insufficent auditing of their practices and investment into equipment. Also, although a lot of training is involved in becoming a part of this organization, the employees are not provided with sufficient time to attend training. Training courses are packed with information; courses that should be a day long are shorted to half-day sessions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase release time for employees to attend training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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