Catalent Pharma Reviews

Updated June 8, 2015
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Catalent Pharma President, CEO, and Director John R. Chiminski
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Pros
  • Coworkers are great, close to home (in 6 reviews)

  • Good people in the plants, doing their best with nominal support (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Work - life balance is 95 % on the work site (in 7 reviews)

  • Upper management lies to everyone (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Need more support from Senior Leadership Team

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Most employees are very easy to get along with. Everyone is incredibly busy but will try to help if you've developed a friendly relationship in which help is reciprocated.

    Cons

    The workload is ridiculous. Approving additional staff requires the okay from the CEO who has no idea what the actual site does. Some departments are under appreciated, underpaid and do not have titles representing their actual duties while other departments constantly make mistakes and see little consequence. Often those in the Union act childish and lose sight of the fact that their job affects the lives of patients - they do not care to do their jobs correctly.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support your teams - TRAIN your teams. Training should not fall on colleagues alone. Act as back up when needed and really push for the support/additional staff your team needs. Organize team building events where all buildings intersperse and participate - the entire site falls apart if all departments aren't working together.


  2. Flexible hours, low pay, Silo corporate mentality

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Planner/Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Contractor - Planner/Buyer in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Catalent Pharma as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good people, convenient location.

    Cons

    Silo mentality, managers do not communicate with each other. Bottlenecks occur.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  3. Management doesn't care until it's too late

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Clinical Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Catalent Pharma full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced, interesting work. When things go right, management and clients are quick to offer gratitude.

    Cons

    There is no management oversight of employee workloads. Issues and problems aren't solved effectively, management just puts a band-aid on the problem, which usually results in the responsibility falling back on project management. Work/life balance is non-existent. And lastly, people get promoted because of who they are friends with and not because of experience or skills.

    Advice to Management

    Look at who you have running your departments and consider if they are actually effective leaders. Consider the needs of your hard working employees before it's too late and everyone ends up leaving.


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  5. Profit above people that generate it

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Associate in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is decent. That is all that can be said from as subjective a point of view as possible.

    Cons

    The decent pay comes at the expense of flexibilty, work-life balance, or incentives other than money: recognition, promotion, etc. It is a very controlling environment that all but underscores what is wrong with a corporate, MBA, jurist approach to business.

    Advice to Management

    Your oligarchic management styles stifle the true growth and innovation you claim to champion. If you fail to recognize the people who work for you are people, first and foremost, you run the risk of extinction. Stop setting your workers up to fail. The implicit message is you don't care. Profit only matters so much.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Not what it used to be

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    steady pay check a great source of entertainment at times some room for advancement if you know the right people

    Cons

    Even when asked do not give your opinion. It 's really not wanted unless it matches their opinion. Management likes to preach team work and that all employees are equally important to the success of the company when in reality if you don't work in a certain area you"re looked down on and treated like scum.

    Advice to Management

    Quit talking trash. Admit that you think non management employees are a dime a dozen and are easily replaced. Open your eyes the people you scorn are the same people who meet Your customer"s demands.


  7. Dynamic pace and frequent face-to-face customer interaction made job interesting despite frequent management changes

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Catalent Pharma

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Diverse work force; committed employees; variety of customer requirements; strong team spirit between departments;

    Cons

    Recent reversal on customer service as #1 priority; frequent management changes;

    Advice to Management

    "The customer is always right" is an old adage that still bears up remarkably well, especially in a service-provider industry. Bottom-line success and customer service are not mutually exclusive, although that seems to be the opinion of the current Phila management team. Bottom line success will grow from customer (and employee) satisfaction.


  8. Frustrating

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    convenient to home, I'm a long time employee'from the PCI days the over all face of this company has changed and not always for the better.

    Cons

    Management has a problem with their ears',THEY JUST DON'T LISTEN. The attitude is my way or the highway, you can be replaced in an instant, so why are we even having this conversation, now get back to work.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together. You preach team work but,don,t want to be involved in the game. You have good workers with years of experience, find out what's really on their minds.


  9. Very bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - In Process Quality Assurance Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - In Process Quality Assurance Specialist in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company was good before some people bought it. After the new management took over, it was really a mess.

    Cons

    Bad behaviors towards their employees. They can do and undo at any time regardless of your efforts. I think the new management is trying to get rid of all the employees and possibly bring in their own people.


  10. Nice place to work but improvements needed in salary and benefits for non-managerial personnel.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Finance in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.
    Pharmacuetical industry experience.

    Cons

    Salaries are not competitive in comparison to competitors and industry.
    Not much opportunity for advancement.
    Recent salary and 401K freezes.

    Advice to Management

    Create more career opportunities within company.


  11. Go, No Go

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Catalent Pharma

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits. The Benefits and PTO were generous.

    Cons

    Promoting from within. This is only good when the people that get promoted deserve to be promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Look at job performance as well as advice from peers. Senior Management does not properly evaluate the employees.



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