former medical lab assistant (Former Employee) – Scarborough Ontario – 5 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.
Nurse (Current Employee) – St.-Charles, ON – 1 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.
Nice building, non-management workers nice.
High stress, work every weekend, tyrant management.
Clinical Research Study Coordinator (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 14 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.
Medical Laboratory Technician/Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 25 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.
Lab technician (Former Employee) – Mississauga – 20 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.
Great group of co-workers, Good place to get experience
Poor management skills, Unorganized, no promotions/raises
I have learned how to draw blood every 2 min.for 40 subject
Medical Laboratory Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 29 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.
Joint Health and Safety Committee Member (Former Employee) – Toronto, Ontario – 7 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.
Group Leader (Current Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 10 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.
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.
Working with Pharma Medica is very great Experience. I have practiced so many advanced skills over there. I had experience of working with subjects
Medical Laboratory Asst/Trainee (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 9 November 2012
The co-workers in PharmaMedica are very helpful. They try to give me opportunity in the task to perform. Management give the chance to learn new things by supporting in front of patients. Thanks PharmaMedica
they take care of the employees rest during long hours.