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teamwork is essential

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Teamwork is the most essential trait to have in this job. Each member contributes to the successes or failure of daily output. one is expected to be ready to be challenged and put outside of their comfort zone

Pros

opportunity for growth

Cons

can be time demanding
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Productive workplace

compliant and target driven facility that encourages its employees to strive for excellence in what they do. And it is very strict about the Good Manufacturing processes, and the standard operating procedures in the facility.

Pros

Good team building events eg Family Day.

Cons

Long hours
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Possibilities are endless

Having started at the bottom of the barrel as a general assistant (with an above average salary) i was awarded the opportunity to work my way up the corporate ladder to pharmaceutical assistant due to the inhouse learnership that was offered . It's a company that makes dreams come true. Management has instilled a sence of family into their staff so that each one care for each other. With South Africa's unstable political and employment climate , it is really a sigh of relief to be able to boldly say that you are associated with such a prestigious company.

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Too many to mention... good working environment

Cons

Union strikes crippling business
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Fun Customer orientated

I enjoy dealing with customers and working with a multi disciplinary team. Highly motivated Time management Attention to detail Professional Work well on my own and under pressure

Pros

Customer satisfaction

Cons

none
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pushing numbers and the bottom line is all that matters

rushed to meet targets at any cost or expense, working crazy overtime hours per month. lack of respect for your loved profession, it was a mistake to work for this company, we only did it for the money.

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meeting new pharmacists and sharing ideas

Cons

military style working
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Very Fun

My time in Messina was such an experience. I managed the pharmacy and staff when the owner was not there. It was a very busy pharmacy, but it made the time go by faster.
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Fair

Friendly staff. Company stays current Knowledge power house. Frequent audits. Staff freely share knowledge. A sense of responsibility. Growth. Sense of community.
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Productive work place

The workplace at Aspen Pharmacare is fun and exciting. The hardest part of the job is the shifts. I have learned alot regarding sterile manufacturing.

Pros

13th check

Cons

shifts
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Very motivating enviroment with lits of opportunities.

Working at Aspen feels like you belong to a family. It's lots of hard work but also very rewarding. To be rewarded by your manager with a thank you, makes you feel proud.

Pros

Feeling part of a family

Cons

Long hours away from your family
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Quality environment.

Aspen’s primary manufacturing site based in Port Elizabeth is the largest on the continent and employs significant expertise in its manufacturing facilities. This long established site is the leading producer of tablets and capsules in South Africa. This site is comprised of three facilities namely the Oral Solid Dose (OSD) Facility, the General Facility and the Sterile Facility.
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work environment fosters interaction with different levels of operations support structure and learning

The work environment fosters great working relationships and learning opportunities. I have grown personally and professionally since joining the company and have improved my interaction with colleagues.
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Productive

Work with a dedicated team of young people in different departments. they take pharmacists with little or no experience which makes it a great company for learning.

Pros

good for inexperienced professionals

Cons

long hours, over time included
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Productive

Good company to work for where you learn a lot of the manufacturing industry. Good company to develop and good career opportunities. Challenging but rewarding to work for this company.
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A well established global company with a lot of productivity.

A very good place to work for as it has lot of activities that need to be done, so much fun and so much experience you can get there
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Productive

A typical day at work • Attend face to face hand-over to next shift on commitment lists (schedule), output of previous shift vs. target and target for next shift as per shift-hand-over S.O.P. • Support the team in achievement of weekly and monthly departmental production plan under direct supervision of a pharmacist and maintain product integrity at all times according to GMP standards • Contingency plans for production are proposed to the pharmacist and implemented as required and ensure that the maximum validated yield is achieved. • Highlight to pharmacist if critical steps of the manufacturing process are not in a validated state and check that areas and equipment are visually clean after following a validated cleaning procedure and ready for use as per SOP. • Check daily that only validated equipment is used and record the asset number in the BMR (batch manufacturing record) when used, that equipment calibrations have been performed and documentation / materials are checked as per SOP • Facilitate Final Sign-on process by pharmacist, check area, ready and clean for production, complete Log books and authorisation of Pharmacist Assistant Delegated checks on Batch Manufacturing records as per SOP’s • Actively monitors operator adherence to GMP and reports transgressions and follow up to ensure that corrective actions are implemented, participate in the monitoring of downtime and problem solving and monitor that all significant deviations are fully recorded, that products are sampled and that correct procedures for in process controls are followed • Prepare Product - 

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Shifts
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Productive and mentally challenging place

Handover meetings at the beginning of every shiftAlways expected to act on own initiative and make quick, effective decisions when necessary, still making reference to SOPI work with a great team of individuals, who are always willing to go an extra mileI get to be Team player,solve problem and pay attention to every detailListen and give inputs

Pros

flexibility: shift work

Cons

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