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Good company.

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Current Employee - Chemist
Current Employee - Chemist

I have been working at Apotex Pharmaceuticals

Pros

Stable. Easy work. Room for advancement.

Cons

Promotions are based on experience and not performance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give promotions based on performance and not experience.

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    a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Validation Coordinator
    Current Employee - Validation Coordinator

    I have been working at Apotex Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    great mix of cultures, good salary and benefits

    Cons

    hard to advance, high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees

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    Okay place to get experience, but always keep your options (outside of Apotex) open

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Etobicoke, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Apotex Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    They are very diligent and thorough in training new hires and existing employees. You will definitely start your job well-equipped and trained to be more than competent. Lots of overtime is available and there is always something which needs to be done when things get slow.

    Cons

    If you make one mistake, be very aware that nobody is your ally. It is more than likely your last mistake. Your managers are no longer your advocate, and your co-workers will try to put the blame on you at every opportunity because of the stringent standards. Remuneration is definitely an issue, when you consider that floor production employees hold a great amount of responsibility for quality and documentation. It is not a job that any person plucked off from the street can perform at a competent and compliant level. Other colleagues in identical jobs elsewhere who work the floor with our kind of experience are making around 4-5/hr more than myself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the base pay for packaging and production floor employees. Give us a bigger slice of the incentive pay. Better benefits more in line with other regulated companies/industries is definitely something they should give us. I used to work in car rental and the benefits package is identical--for shame. End the rush-rush mentality and allow us techs on the floor to actually focus on properly documenting the hundreds of logs and forms so that we may do our jobs right the first time.

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