Patheon – Why Work For Us?


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Patheon, a business unit of DPx Holdings B.V., delivers a combination of unrivaled quality, reliability and compliance, with a reputation for scientific and technical excellence to customers in the pharmaceutical and biopharma sector. A leading global provider, offering a comprehensive set of solutions to help customers of all sizes satisfy complex development and manufacturing needs at any stage of the pharmaceutical development cycle.

Patheon’s global operations includes more than 8,000 scientific and professional staff at 12 commercial-scale finished dose form facilities, three API manufacturing and development operations, four biologic drug operations, one biosolution facility and nine pharmaceutical development centers across North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia.

The company enables its customers to bring drug candidates from preclinical stages through to clinical trials, the NDA approval process and, if approved, commercial manufacturing. Patheon's development and commercial manufacturing capabilities cover primarily prescription (Rx) products in solid and sterile dosage forms, as well as specialized capabilities in high potency, controlled/sustained release, and sterile manufacturing, including aseptic filling and lyophilization.

Patheon’s key capabilities for biologics include flexible, technology-based process development, clinical and commercial cGMP manufacturing for mammalian cell culture derived biopharmaceuticals and chemical bulk drug substances. Patheon can serve early, late and commercial stage markets providing end-to-end solutions to customers through its four biologics sites in the U.S., Europe and Australia.

The Patheon OneSource™ integrated offering is an end-to-end development solution focused on simplicity, speed and quality expertise in drug substance and drug product development. This offering provides solutions to customers for Phase I through Phase II products, delivering a simplified development process that drives faster, high-quality results.


At every level of our organization, at every one of our facilities around the globe, in everything we do, each and every person at Patheon is dedicated to the five commitments that guide our company:

  1. Provide industry-leading customer experience
  2. Be the highest quality, most efficient and flexible provider
  3. Deliver the best technical and scientific solutions to enhance product value
  4. Create a culture of engagement, accountability and a commitment to excellence in all that we do
  5. Operate our business in a compliant, safe, disciplined, responsible and ethical fashion  

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Patheon CEO and Director James C. (Jim) Mullen
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    you got new stuff to do and the technology is current there. overall its ok experience.


    too much politics going on in the company, which is typical for small companies. the structure of the company was horrible.

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    they could do better at organization. the whole hiring and promotion process was based on single person opinion...

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    Credit and Collection Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Patheon (Durham, NC) in September 2015.


    It was a pleasant conversation with HR first, and then with three ladies working in the same department dealing with the American Customers. I'd work for the European ones, where a foreign language is required and I know 2. Then I spoke with the head of the department and she was very pleased as well. They all seem very eager to get me on board, but I haven't heard anything yet, I guess I will hear something on Monday. That's why I replied NO, in the question whether I got an offer or not.

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Additional Info

Headquarters Durham, NC
Size 1001 to 5000 Employees
Type Company - Public (PTI)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Ben Venue, Catalent Pharma

Patheon makes the production path for pharmaceutical firms a little easier to tread. With facilities in Canada, Europe, and the US, the company provides contract development and manufacturing services to pharmaceutical and biotech companies worldwide. Focusing on prescription drugs, it makes products in a wide variety of dosage forms -- from solids to sprays. To make drug development easier for its clients, Patheon's Pharmaceutical Development Services (PDS) unit develops dosage formulations for clinical trials as well manufacturing and packaging drugs for use in ... More

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