Good company to work for with a great work culture in a clean well organized method of product production from start to finish. Great opportunity to progress and learn with opportunities to improve. Like a lot of companies it falls a long way short with it’s tiered structure sometimes leaving personnel isolated from getting issues resolved.
Worked in Effexor area on Encapsulation, it was a great job, training could have been a bit faster but I learned a lot quickly. It was a well established place - good people most there a long time. Management were fine, perhaps a bit slow on feedback on contract renewals but overall no issues, hardest part of job was knowing it was a contract role, enjoyable part was the work itself - not that challenging but busy and good people to work with. Pay was good and facilities were excellent.
o Managed 30 people on 3 cycle shifts to manufacture oral contraceptive tables (OC’s) to reach the required monthly volume.
o Produced up to 410 million tablets per month, achieving all volume and targets set.
o Managed 4 different areas in granulation, compression, coating and sorting.
o Responded quickly and efficiently to issues e.g. breakdowns, quality and personnel to reduce downtime and cost.
o Wrote manufacturing investigation reports (MIR’s) for issues for shift and the OC’s suite.
o Handled all attendance and personnel issues for the group, which included one-to-one’s on a monthly basis.
o Motivated and mentored all staff within the team to develop and reach their full potential.
o Regulated breakdown and preventative maintenance on a daily basis.
o Complied with all FDA, GMP and all safety requirements maintaining a ‘no accidents’ safety record for the shift.
o Reviewed batch documents for area and suite.
o Achieved a ‘right first time’ working practice.
Pfizer consisted of 3 , 12 hour shifts. One week we would work 3 nights , the next week 3 days and the following week 2 days and 2 nights . Typical day would consist of me arriving at work at 7am ,to gown up to be in my area for 7.30am for meeting with supervisor to find out days schedule . I learned an awful lot about the pharma busines in Pfizer , granulation , blending and drying of products being the most notable . My supervisor in Pfizer was an absolute magnificent boss and was everything any person should aspire to be if they were to become a supervisor . From day one my fellow colleagues made me feel so welcome and I can honestly say I made friends for life when I worked there . There were no hard parts to life in Pfizer as all colleagues got on so well together and worked hard to achieve the daily targets . The most enjoyable part was the good feeling in the area I worked in which made the 12 hour shift fly by.Also because I did 12 hour shifts we I had 4 days off every week because I did my 36 hours in 3 days.
Dependable and conscientious embedded Senior Microbiologist seeking to utilize 7+ years experience in the pharmaceutical industry. I have a proven track record of achieving goals, and working to the highest standards while always displaying the values of team work, integrity and accountability.
Testing to GMP requirements. Job itself is straightforward. I forgot more than I ever learned. In my opinion most managers are managers by connections rather than ability. Most of my co-workers did what they could despite the structures within the company. Certain co-workers are never held to account for underperforming. No comparision of like with like I was onse told that I wasn't being compared with the mean performance I was being compared against my best performance! Hardest part was to learn that no-one wanted to see a better way of doing things.
things are improving but it's like molasses rolling over treacle
no advancement, titles are given but no the money to match the titles