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Apotex Reviews

Updated 13 September, 2018
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  • "Work life balance is a challenge" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Some people who are in upper management should not be as they don't know how to lead but intimidate" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apotex (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    For strat up it is Good

    Cons

    Politics, mismanagement, don’t treat employee like humans


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North York, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North York, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apotex full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good growth, and a progressive culture.

    Cons

    Very competitive industry and long term uncertainty.

  3. "Prod engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apotex full-time

    Pros

    Learning a lot of things about pharma

    Cons

    Not applicable..fun place no cons

    Advice to Management

    Not applicable.. fun place no cons


  4. "Require decision making. Must work independently. Support Regulatory inspections."

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    Current Employee - QA Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - QA Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always Regulatory Audit ready. Promotes quality.

    Cons

    Management discourage/does not promote career development.


  5. "Good solid working experience"

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs Associate in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs Associate in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Apotex (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    As an entry level position, I learned alot about the field. The department was very friendly. Gained alot of regulatory experience.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for professional growth.


  6. "QA Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apotex full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced environment. Lots of work

    Cons

    No room to move up in the company


  7. "QC/QA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Apotex full-time

    Pros

    Health Benefits are comparable to other companies in industry

    Cons

    Not flexible
    Management lacks respect for employees
    Promotion only if you are on the good side of management
    Heavy work load and it just keeps coming

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect and be more flexible, you might be surprised at how far that will go.

  8. "Apotex environment"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Technician in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Apotex full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Just a big and stable business because of having demand for generic drugs

    Cons

    No promotion if you don’t have any connection
    Uneducated supervisors
    You have to be within certain group and team to grow


  9. "Technician"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Etobicoke, ON
    Current Employee - Technician in Etobicoke, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Apotex full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere. Good work organization.

    Cons

    Some management throw their stress onto employees, too much micromanagement. When applying for internal job postings the candidates are often predetermined, usually friends or acquainted with the hiring managers.

    Advice to Management

    Detect and eliminate nepotism.


  10. "Production Technician life"

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    Current Employee - Production Technician in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Apotex full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks. Fair working conditions

    Cons

    Misuse of some administrative powers among the management level

    Advice to Management

    Working aliens are ok to employ but not to the extent of making them feel higher than the law . I mean if these aliens came to the company they should value the job because honestly there are a lot of permanent residents who are in need of a job and who would want the job.Canadian Site


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