Catalent Pharma

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Catalent Pharma Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
115 Reviews
2.1
115 Reviews
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Catalent Pharma President, CEO, and Director John R. Chiminski
John R. Chiminski
70 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent company for someone who wants to learn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, Great leadership team, Knowledgeable, Resourceful, Innovative

    Cons

    Promotions, Bonus, Perks, No room to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to give credit to the the person who deserves it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Growing company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Catalent Pharma

    Pros

    Great opportunity to be part of a private equity company looking to go public. Lots of growth potential.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover with both staff and management.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people, challenging work environment, solid management, poorly designed advancement, useless HR department.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You work with a lot of experienced and usually friendly people.
    Close family like niches depending on the group you enter.
    Generally a teamwork environment.
    Working with clients to fulfill their goals is rewarding.

    Cons

    No clear path for advancement and promotions are few and far between. You have to group hop, get very lucky timing wise, or wait forever to advance to a position that fits your talent level.
    The close family like niches feud with with one another from group to group.
    Not enough tiers within a job title. You feel you must advance in title to get a pay reasonable (not just 1%-2% a year) bump causing a lot of ill feelings when a pay tier system based on talent and experience could help alleviate the anxiety.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay close attention to when a worker is pushing hard to get something accomplished. (The more hard work is ignored the less desirable going above and beyond becomes)
    Since the difference between doing the base amount of work and being a star is 1%-2% if they are lucky make sure and fight for bonuses when you feel they are due.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Catalent Pharma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work - Life Balance; Flexible with needed time off; Great manager; Flexible with working remotely; Good visibility to senior leadership at corporate

    Cons

    Politics; 'Playing the game'; Not about what you know but who you know; Poor benefits

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Entry-level, individual contributor, to team lead

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer
    Current Employee - Process Engineer

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    very accessible senior leadership, competitive compensation, GE executive leadership team, borrowed GE operations/management style

    Cons

    out-dated technology, non-GE middle management not supportive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drive GE leadership culture through middle ranks for greater employee engagement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    If you have any other choice take it...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma

    Pros

    I am not there anymore.

    Cons

    CRO's will generally make you work harder for less money, in their business the work goes to the lowest bidder, but Catalent takes this to a whole new level. Upper Management cares about only one thing, IPO and they are criminally brutal about it.

    They are way behind the times when it comes to computing and software. Some of the computers still have Y2K stickers on them. It would be a serious upgrade if they started using a hammer, chisel, and stone tablets, with training by Barny Rubble instead of the chromatography data system and training they currently have. To make it even worse you can't get training on the system until you "know how to use it" (they actually make that statement with a straight face). If you make a mistake while you are poking in the dark trying to figure the system out, you'll get yelled at about it repeatedly.

    There is no room for advancement or learning, everyone is too busy working long hours to attempt to meet impossible promises made by management. The promises are usually kept because people don't want to get fired so they work ridiculous hours. I was hourly so I usually didn't have to work more than 12 hours in a day. My salaried supervisor routinely put in 16 to 18 hours in a day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm sure when they want my opinion they'll tell me what it is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Gain from Experience

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    Former Employee - Manager Client Services  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Manager Client Services in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Catalent Pharma full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to move around and try new positions within the company. Fast paced workplace and satisfaction in working with drugs that will be on the market. Depending on the site, people want to make the place better and get employees involved with activities.

    Cons

    It is a CRO, don't expect the profit margins of a large pharma company, the salaries and company extras can be sparse. If you are not willing to work hard and push management, you can easily be left behind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    /follow your words, if you are stressing about keeping the best employees, work to keep them and show you want them there not just more words and future promises.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Their only interest is making money

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    not too far to travel

    Cons

    employees are not valued

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Just OK

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company provides many opportunities for training and cross training across other departments.

    Cons

    No bonuses or kickbacks for lower level employees. Sometimes we work incredibly hard with little recognition or notice. Pay should be based off of performance and competence rather than experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees concerns more and take them into consideration. All employees drive this company towards success and they should be treated like they are valued and important.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Do not work here

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Woodstock, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Woodstock, IL

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are friendly and nice

    Cons

    Constantly changing priorities. No support from management or support departments. Work force is not engaged, no accountability by staff or management. People yell at you and are not professional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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