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Catalent Pharma Reviews in Philadelphia, PA

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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 5 reviews)

  • A few good people to work with but they will be leaving soon if competent management is not put in place after the sale (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is non-existent (in 6 reviews)

  • Upper management does not have a clue what is going on (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Frustrating

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Flexible hours, low pay, Silo corporate mentality

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    Former Employee - Planner/Buyer  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Planner/Buyer in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good people, convenient location.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Management doesn't care until it's too late

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    Former Employee - Clinical Project Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Clinical Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Profit above people that generate it

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Associate in Philadelphia, PA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what it used to be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    "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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Very bad

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    Current Employee - In Process Quality Assurance Specialist  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - In Process Quality Assurance Specialist in Philadelphia, PA

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

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    Current Employee - Finance  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Finance in Philadelphia, PA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Create more career opportunities within company.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Go, No Go

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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