West Pharmaceutical Services

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West Pharmaceutical Services Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
24 Reviews

3.3
24 Reviews
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West Pharmaceutical Services Chairman and CEO Don Morel Jr.
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  1.  

    Making a change in the health market by supporting customers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at West Pharmaceutical Services

    Pros

    Great people, very professional hard working committing and task focused
    great opportunities for progression, continental shift can be of an advantage

    Cons

    management can be diverse depending on what section in the business you land in, some are proactive, some are tad too micro-managerial

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company, bad plant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at West Pharmaceutical Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Location, benefits, and for a select few people rapid advancement without needed experience

    Cons

    In 21 years of manufacturing I have never witnessed such a separation between management and skilled, trained labor! Great place to work for yes men/women supervisors!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to managers in corporate! The Clearwater plant is being run off the backs of the technical department and the workers! The foxes in the office are absolutely guarding the chickens here! I was not a fit for the company and really like west as a whole, but this plant needs a clean out!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Still some work to do

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at West Pharmaceutical Services full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.. But make sure you act only on those who make sense.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at West Pharmaceutical Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    15 Years plus... Not bad time off.

    Cons

    Pay 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 ManagementAdvice

    Value good employees that do more for the company and bring hard work, and good cost savings ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Decent place to work and gain some experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lionville, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lionville, PA

    I have been working at West Pharmaceutical Services

    Pros

    In 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.

    Cons

    Senior 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at West Pharmaceutical Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent working environment. Good place to learn

    Cons

    Less career opportunity. Less appreciation to good workers

    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at West Pharmaceutical Services full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic work oppurtunities for people that are self starters

    Cons

    Expectations are often unrealistic as it relates to planning activities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at West Pharmaceutical Services

    Pros

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

    Cons

    1. 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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