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A company with strong ethos of support and development
National Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  National25 September 2018
Each individual in the company was trained and developed to be self motivated and respectful of others. My day was different each day, from coaching and training my team members to presenting to the board, running workshops and training sessions.

The people were an important part of the company - all worked hard, but also played hard - so there was a lot of fun as well as job satisfaction

The most enjoyable part of the job for me was running coaching and Insights Discovery session to see the difference that can be made and changing dysfunctional teams in to productive collaborative teams
Pros
Great opportunites and learnt so much
Cons
Permanent travel to Hertforshire - away from family a lot
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fun great environment
Quality Assurance Officer (Former Employee) –  Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire7 August 2018
family feel at the site. Very friendly team. Good company events, opprotunities to work with other teams and get involved with numerous projects. Must be able to hit the ground running.
Pros
family like team
Cons
lots of overtime
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Good salary but negative atmosphere
Administrator (Former Employee) –  Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire15 January 2018
Great salary and bonus scheme
Lots of deals on their benefits website
Flexi time, apart from your core hours you can choose when to start and finish
Lovely pool to sit around in the summer
By a lake for walks at lunch

Generally a tense atmosphere. It helps if your face fits. Lots of backstabbing and poor management.

Don't treat staff equally. The money and benefits will only keep you there so long before it all gets too much.
Pros
Good money, bonus and benefits scheme, subsidised canteen, swimming pool and gym on site, flexi time, near a lake for lunchtime walks
Cons
Poor management, negative atmosphere, lots of cliques and backstabbing
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Stressful working environment
QC Lead Tech (Former Employee) –  Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire8 December 2017
No training given. Poor management including work politics, lack of communication between staff and managers. Very bad heath and safety practise in the lab.
Pros
Free fruits and biscuits
Cons
Long hours, Poor management, Poor health and safety issues in the labs
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A Good Factory
Intern (Former Employee) –  Cramlington19 October 2017
A good place to learn very sound manufacturing principles and to work with highly dedicated staff. Lots of room to increase your training and learn from other employees.
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Great workplace culture
Laboratory Technician (Current Employee) –  Milton Keynes16 September 2017
Multicultural environment with a lot of opportunities to work across different departments and learn different tasks.
Focus on employee development and staff is encouraged to take control of their own career.
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Craziest place I've ever worked!!
Senior Production Technician (Current Employee) –  Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire2 April 2017
Not having worked for an organisation this large before, I found it utterly bonkers with hos this company operates - a lot of fire fighting and unrealistic timelines and just a crazy way of working. The Company does pay well, bonuses are generally pretty good and there are quite a few events throughout the year but is often a very frustrating and stressful place to be.
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Tolles Team
Commercial Operations Director (Current Employee) –  Milton Keynes21 January 2017
Tolle Kollegen, nette Atmosphäre, leider ist die Stimmung mit dem neuen MD im Keller.
Pros
Sehr gute Zusatzleistungen
Cons
Standort
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Be Careful Who You Trust
Production Operative (Former Employee) –  Cramlington7 October 2016
If you can talk the talk you've got a job for life. However if you only get your head down and walk the walk you'll get overlooked and eventually let go as they say.
Pros
Some good guys there
Cons
Blinkered, bullying bosses.
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Job wasn't the worst.
Associate 1 (Former Employee) –  Milton Keynes, ENG27 October 2015
it could be a very long and hard day or it could be quite an easy laid back day most of the time depending on what needed doing.
Pros
nice work team
Cons
at times bad management.
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Busy and Productive
Quality Assurance Technician (Current Employee) –  Milton Keynes2 July 2015
Always very busy with lots of new skills to be learnt within your team, cross functional activities within the company.
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Would recommend as a good place to work
Quality Assurance Compliance Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Cramlington2 March 2015
Global pharma company undergoing a lot of change to streamline and reduce costs. A good place to work. Nice canteen. Freindly environment.
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Good company to work for.
Production Technician (Current Employee) –  Milton Keynes29 January 2015
A large american pharmaceutical company. Has many divisions including human and animal health. Puts alot of focus on employee development and encourages staff to take coontrol of their own career.
Pros
Staff development
Cons
Below average pay, high demand on 'shopfloor' staff
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Challenging and demanding workplace
Senior Business Manager (Former Employee) –  Milton Keynes, ENG25 March 2014
Working with some lovely people that work very hard and are very focused.
Hardest part of the job is the long hours and nights away, and the most enjoyable part is the other field based staff are great and work well as a team.
Pros
salary & bonuses
Cons
Long hours
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Fun place
Fermentation Technician (Former Employee) –  Milton Keynes17 February 2014
Work is rather repetitive, but social aspect is quite good with after work activities and sports tournaments.
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