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Pharmascience Inc.
Pharmascience employees celebrated at the organization's holiday party in 2019   (Photo credit: Joe Alvoeiro)

Recognized as one of Montreal's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Pharmascience Inc. was selected as one of Montreal's Top Employers (2021):

  • Pharmascience helps employees balance personal and professional commitments with a variety of flexible work options, including telecommuting, shortened and compressed work week options and paid personal days, which can be scheduled as needed
  • Pharmascience honours exceptional performance through quality awards, a Bravo peer recognition program (with on-the-spot rewards) and a recognition program for years of service -- additionally, the company offered a $500 bonus for employees who were required to work onsite during the pandemic
  • Pharmascience invests in the education of current and future generations with tuition subsidies for employees pursuing job-related courses and academic scholarships for children of employees (to $2,500 per child)
Pharmascience employees skied for a good cause during the 24H Tremblant, raising funds to support the Charles-Bruneau Foundation and children with cancer  

Highlights

Industry Pharmaceutical manufacturing
Established in Canada 1983
Major Canadian hiring locations Dorval QC, Montréal QC, Candiac QC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,446
Part-time employees in Canada 22
Average age of employees in Canada 45 years
Longest serving employee 37.7 years
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

COVID-19

Pandemic response $500 bonus for employees required to work onsite during the pandemic, allowed employees to carry over 5 vacation days to 2021

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Pharmascience Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2021):

  • Pharmascience helps students gain work experience through the Next Generation Leaders program -- during the 15-week internship, students work in their respective departments from Monday to Thursday and participate in team-building activities and divisional presentations from senior leadership, on Friday
  • Program participants also work on a corporate project, researching recommendations to a real business case and presenting their findings and suggestions to senior management at the end of their term
Employees at Pharmascience attended one of the organization's learning weeks in February 2020  

Highlights

Industry Pharmaceutical manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Dorval QC, Montréal QC, Candiac QC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,446
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
In-house training programs orientation program, in-house training, online training, online employee skills inventory, leadership training, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Unique training and development opportunities monthly lunch and learn events hosted by various vice presidents
Additional highlights offers a Youth Leadership Day for employees and their children aged 8 to 17 to participate in team-building, leadership, and self-discovery activities
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

The Career Directory

Pharmascience Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Pharmascience employees attend a student networking event at HEC Montreal

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Pharmaceutical manufacturing
Full-time employees in Canada 1,001 to 2,500
Major Canadian hiring locations Dorval QC, Montréal QC, Candiac QC
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, leadership training
Other info for new grads Pharmascience offers a Next Generation Leadership paid internship program, allowing university students to gain experience in their field and participate in a company-wide project.
Typical new grad positions Junior Business Analyst, Laboratory Analyst, Associate Brand Manager, Junior Project Engineer, Junior Project Manager, Sales Representative, Production Supervisor, Communication Coordinator, Financial Analyst, Human Resources roles
Starting salary $45K to $50K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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