West Pharmaceutical Services

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West Pharmaceutical Services Reviews

Updated Mar 29, 2014

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3.4 22 reviews

93% Approve of the CEO

West Pharmaceutical Services Chairman and CEO Don Morel Jr.

Don Morel Jr.

(14 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Still some work to do

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCorporate head quarters is a new, clean and spacious place.

    ConsManagement is micromanaging in some aspects but lets others get away with poor judgement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees.. But make sure you act only on those who make sense.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Expected to do above and beyond.... but you get nothing...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros15 Years plus... Not bad time off.

    ConsPay is VERY low for a "Pharmaceutical" company. If you step in to fill a position that has "opened up" and you will be expected to continue to do this job, and your current. The more you do, the more they want from you at all times. At one point, I was covering more then 4 different job titles, and after doing it for more then 6 months, I asked for a raise and they said no. Other employees skate by with doing very little and they are not asked to do anymore because they are not as "competent" according to management. Plant/employees suffer due to lack of good management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue good employees that do more for the company and bring hard work, and good cost savings ideas.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent place to work and gain some experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Lionville, PA

    ProsIn general West is a good place to work because you are doing work that really makes a difference and can have a positive impact on a large number of people. Also, the casual work environment (almost too casual), and the opportunity to work on varying projects.

    ConsSenior leaders don't seem very close to what is really going on in the business. There is a lack of opportunity for growth and a serious lack of accountability.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend some time in the trenches understanding what is really going on in the business. Hold people accountable when goals/projects/timelines are not met.

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    Not bad

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent working environment. Good place to learn

    ConsLess career opportunity. Less appreciation to good workers

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDynamic work oppurtunities for people that are self starters

    ConsExpectations are often unrealistic as it relates to planning activities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    You will love working here if you don't mind working a lot of overtimes

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople here are friendly. Flexible about doctor/dental appointments that kind of thing.

    Cons1. the management doesn't trust people about time management.
    2. the expectation is unrealistic most of the time.
    3. management expects people to work overtime in order to get things done, with aggressive deadline.

    Advice to Senior Managementtry to set a more realistic expectation. Being salary employees doesn't mean that people have to live an unbalanced work and personal life.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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