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Fairly decent place. Maybe not a lot of local people would agree to work here, but there is a lot of culture differences in there. Just be ready to work 12 hour shifts, and switching between day shifts and night shifts in one week. Other then that, its not that difficult, as long as you have a head on your shoulders
Pros
Friendly staff, great collegues, canteen on site, parking, possabilities for career.
Cons
12 hour shifts, switching between night shifts and days shift in one week.
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They are not respect employees. Stressful environment. Low payment (comper to other farmaceuticals companies). 12 h shifts (2 day and 3 nights in one week)
Pros
No previous experience is required
Cons
Stressful, Low paid, Unfriendly environment
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5.0
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Good place apart from some non Irish trying to frustrate people . How I wish the HR will investigate before sacking people. They believe so much on the non Irish people because they thought they work better then others. But overall west is the best place to work
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No
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Yes
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Great place to start working in the pharma industry. They provide a week training before you start which is payed. It is a friendly place with good people. They also have a canteen working Mon-Fri with great food
Pros
No pressure at all times
Cons
Split shifts
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4.0
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a good place to start in pharma world
Just be focus and do your best


Managers are the determinants


do your best there.


Read the instructions carefully when your join.
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3.0
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Good place to start your career in the medical device industry. Persistence is key to advancement but also timing is important. The canteen is fairly good with decent food but improvement is always welcome.
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The people in general are respectful and good co-workers, the company has excellent benefits, the work doesn’t have great difficulties as long as you are attentive and committed, however, the rates become very low if you don’t t perform overtimes, and after the contract directly by the company, overtimes become even more necessary, which leaves the operator’s exhausted and lifeless outside of work. The alternating shifts, still associated with the lack of nighttime subsidies, mean that many operators do not settle in this place of work as long as they want. Many of them are just there waiting for the opportunity for a job promotion, but that rarely happens to operators, although the vast majority have a college degree, a master's degree or a technological degree. Great talents, unfortunately, are wasted while they are looking for someone outside of the company.
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Amazed at charitable work and mental health awareness
Great employer although no shift premium for 12hour shifts

Great good, roster could be adjusted
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Good start for a new guys who want to get to industry. After you pass agency 11 months contract there is no problem at all to get a full Time contract.
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Its a good place to work. Employee inputs are valued . It has good prospect for career progression. However management need to look into remuneration package and make it more competitive among the industry rate.
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Very good for beginning, to start your career with Pharmaceutical companies.
11.90e per hour its definitely not enough for work on day and night shifts 12h.
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Job is not that hard. You work shift work but you have no shift allowance which is not fair. people are not competent for their work. roatations are too big so you have to cover more than you should.
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job is not well organized, bad basic inlude night shifts, only good pay overtime but no time for life 12 hours shifts days and nights shifts, staff not friendly.
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Great place to work.
Great people very happy working environment.

High volume manufacturing and fast paced work.

Management team very helpful and friendly
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Good please to work ,witch is giving me a solid foundation of knowledge how the manufactures work from inside. I really enjoy to work within the professional team and management.
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Job is fine, shifts are horrible if you want a normal life with a routine. Money could be better so they would have less turnover.
Too many lazy people, specially old operators and polish. There's no motivation to work your best as even if you get the contract you keep the same money.
Pros
Some people
Cons
Money
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I was never doing the same thing twice. I got a wide view of all areas of the compnay. I shadowed process engineers, anaylists in the labs, worked in the finance department and with the quality engineers also.
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12 Hours shifts with reasonable break time
Great place to learn or improve your Automation Skills

Management are approachable and friendly

If the company rewards your effort and contributions

Difficult Shift Pattern

Making a difference that matters and is appreciated
Pros
Friendly environment
Cons
Tough Shift Pattern
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Bad salary, working under lot of pressure, training is very bad. Management don't have clue what they are doing. People usually work there 2-3 month before they leave.
Pros
Non
Cons
Bad salary
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I enjoy the work in WEST it's really thrilling every day to go work meet challenges ND finish the samples in time ND packing the products ND send to Airlock ND finish the paper work...
Pros
No
Cons
Short breaks
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5.0
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I would recommend West Pharmaceuticals as an employer.They are investors in people and focus on development. I have gained very good skills with official certification while working for them.
Pros
Nice culture
Cons
Long working hours
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