Catalent Pharma

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Catalent Pharma Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
112 Reviews

2.0
112 Reviews
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Catalent Pharma President, CEO, and Director John R. Chiminski
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69 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.  

    Entry-level, individual contributor, to team lead

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer
    Current Employee - Process Engineer

    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
  2.  

    Average

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  3.  

    Gain from Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager Client Services  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Manager Client Services in Raleigh, NC

    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
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  5.  

    Their only interest is making money

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    not too far to travel

    Cons

    employees are not valued

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Just OK

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    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
  7.  

    Do not work here

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

    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
  8.  

    RP Scherer destroyed by the new owners.

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    Former Employee - Encapsulation  in  Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Encapsulation in Saint Petersburg, FL

    Pros

    You will be working for a contract manufacturer, with a lot of corporate influence on the bottom line, you can look forward to working nights, week ends and crazy schedules.

    Cons

    The leadership team is built on failures and rejects from GE, and the directive is to do more with less, your job title/responsibilities will change frequently with out notice , you will be required to be crossed trained in other departments because they plan on future lay offs and want half a- - trained people to be some what capable to perform the job. Bring every hat you own because you will be required to wear them, especially in the Saint Petersburg site, if you dont have the hat required for the day one will be provided to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share some advice to management,
    Find a new career because nobody will ever let you run a company again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Pharmageddon

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Except for a few good ones, mismanagers all the way up to the ceo are sycophantic sheeple with no moral compass or regard for the company, customer or the workers who are the real "TALENT" and value of the company.No full time production positions anymore.The GM (and cronies) have created a sick culture that seems to be the corporate directive.There is no sign that this will change any time soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold on to your position as long as you can because no competent person will hire you to mismanage their company the way you have done with ours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Look for something better...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Coworkers are great, close to home

    Cons

    Management has unrealistic expectations, non-existent raises, bonuses only for upper management while continuing to reduce head count,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Scientist

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    Former Employee - Scientist  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Scientist in Research Triangle Park, NC

    Pros

    It is a paycheck that 20% below industry average. The end.

    Cons

    Salary is 20% on average below competing firms
    Work Life balance is terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your hardest working employees. If the company does well ( quarterly reports suggested such) pass on to the people who made sacrifices to hit the goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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