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Your Worst Nightmare
Nurse (Current Employee) –  St.-Charles, ON1 March 2017
Management installed dozens of cameras in St Charles and threatened to fire people who they see smiling (because they "cant" be talking about work if they are smiling). We lost over 200 people in two years and we only have around 35 full time employees here. On 3 different occasions, entire departments walked out on the same day (Pharmacy, QA and Sub-Investigators). Management flies in from Toronto and literally screams at employees in front of everyone (they even scream at the Doctors). Morale is minus 1 on a scale of 1-10 and I would be astonished if they aren't shut down by the FDA or go belly up as the pharmaceutical industry knows how they operate.
Pros
Nice building, non-management workers nice.
Cons
High stress, work every weekend, tyrant management.
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Commitment!
former medical lab assistant (Former Employee) –  Scarborough Ontario5 February 2017
Worked at a lot of places,but pharma stands out. No time to gossip ,work hard do your best and you will be appreciated. Make a mistake but be honest management will help you. Senior boss is the best , he is understanding and helpful.
Not a place to loiter around, waste time or make excuses. Learned a lot and feel bad for leaving it. Would go back in a heart beat but had to move to another city.
Pros
lots to learn and improve your skills
Cons
lot of work!
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Enjoyable and productive workplace
Medical Laboratory Technician (Current Employee) –  Scarborough, ON17 January 2017
enjoyable workplace.
Very nice,knowledgeable and helpful co-workers
Solid and Caring Management creating a highly education and productive work enviroment
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productive
Clinical Research Study Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 December 2016
It was enjoyable working there except the narrowness of the manager. The manager used to motivate the other coworkers in such a way that they were scared to help new comers. Also there was racism from lower level upto management.
Pros
free and spacious parking
Cons
weekend work
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Friendly coworkers
Medical Recruiter II (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON28 October 2016
The company is an overall friendly environment, however, they lacked room for growth. After being employed for 7 years with the company I was treated with seniority, but not paid with it.
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Horrible Horrible workplace
Data Associate (Current Employee) –  Scarborough, ON12 October 2016
Do not work for this cro. Management is horrible in every possible way. People who run the company are rude. Pay is close to minimum wage. No fairness. Workload is crazy.
Pros
Some nice coworkers
Cons
Long hours, bad pay, mean management, no appreciation of employees
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Fun workplace with nice people
Kitchen Staff (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON3 October 2016
a lot of different cooking skills like: cutting, baking,how to do temperature and washing dishes
how to organize food products
sanitation procedures
Pros
BBQ once a year
Cons
Not much work now
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Productive and friendly environment
Biostatistician (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON19 September 2016
* Enjoyable workplace
* Very nice, knowledgeable, and helpful co-workers
* Solid and caring management creating a highly educational and productive work environment
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Not a good place to work
Medical Laboratory Technician/Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 July 2016
Overall it was bitter experience working with this company finally they did not care even when I was under treatment for one of the cardiac ailment and eventually I have to quit with out getting the service benefits of (9 years).
management gets busy in dogfight for promotions and other gains without caring much about company and about the work ethics mistreats and abuse subordinate staff for personal reasons and gains.
overall no show of humanity and compassion in this company and it is in a country where we are so compassionate, diverse and care for humanity.
Cons
Management discriminative
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Shift Work & uncertainty of Schedule
Clinical Quality Control Associate (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON20 July 2016
No work-life balance,
Schedule is not flexible what so ever, even for seniors
Work environment is good
When its busy more chaotic and long work hours
Pros
company health plan benefits covers 100%
Cons
Long hours, uncertain schedule
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Privet
Production Manager (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON4 December 2015
review of data generated . Assign tasks to staff. Review documentations
trouble shooting the problem.

Hardest part of Job: dealing with a director who has no clue about our Organization to get needed staff.
Cons
Little appritiation
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terrible
Bio Analytical Analyst (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON25 November 2015
terrible place, only good for experience, and if you are right out of school. feel bad for anyone who works here for the rest of their lives.
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Fun people, terrible management
Lab technician (Former Employee) –  Mississauga20 July 2015
It's a great place to start your career but that's it. No one is appreciated and favorites are picked to do the bulk of the work. Excellent way to gain experience and learn if someone is willing to teach, although this is rarely the case. Terrible, if any, training program. Management is nice unless something goes wrong and then everyone turns on each other and points fingers so they don't get in trouble. Management is ridiculously unorganized and demands respect instead of trying to earn it. The pay is garbage and the work they get will eventually reflect what they pay because no one can live off the wage they offer. Sadly, people will continue to work here because the job market it awful and experience is needed, but until they begin appreciating their workers no one will enjoy working here or want to bend over backwards for them. There is job security but no room for advancement. I worked here for over 4 years and never got a raise.
Pros
Great group of co-workers, Good place to get experience
Cons
Poor management skills, Unorganized, no promotions/raises
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I have learned how to draw blood every 2 min.for 40 subject
Medical Laboratory Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON29 April 2015
Its been a good experience having my placement at PharmaMedica,
I have learn how to draw blood using needle and by the used of catheter as well. I have learned how important to take care of all the subject and accurate documentation of all the test.
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Pharma Medica research Inc
Joint Health and Safety Committee Member (Former Employee) –  Toronto, Ontario7 April 2015
It was a horrible place to work. Let say you couldn't get a day off for a MRI appointment. The only good thing about the place was the people that worked there and the experience i gained working there. I worked there for almost 7 years and over those 7 years I've seen employee leave crying and never return. The management has no idea what goes on, on the floor.
Pros
extensive Traning
Cons
No work life balance
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A unique job that offers a suitable income
Medical Laboratory Technician (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 February 2015
One is sure to enjoy its time, attain a reasonable income and support one's family without much effort. In addition to a moderate environment
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overall ok
Medical Laboratory Technician (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 May 2014
working in this company made me committed to work, management is good, co-workers are nice to work with.
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Great environment to gain experiece.
Group Leader (Current Employee) –  Scarborough, ON10 October 2013
This company places a great deal of importance on multiculturalism in the workplace. They welcome different backgrounds and experience among the staff. What I most admire about this company is the desire to advance. We are constantly seeking new and improved ways to compete in our market.
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Culture/ Values
Cons
Work/Life Balace
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My first steps into Pharmaceutical environment .
Bioanalytical Technician (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON5 August 2013
Pharma Medica was the lead to pharmaceutical environment .
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Very friendly environment
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Sheppard Ave24 April 2013
Every day is different, challenging and fast environment. A fun place to work they train new people with a smile even if the day is busy and stressful. The hardest part of the job is to meet the criteria on time (blood draws). The most enjoyable part to the job is to get together with coworkers at lunch and chat a little to relax.
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