Catalent Pharma Reviews

Updated July 29, 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. Opportunities for growth. I have learned more here than anywhere in my career in half the time.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Potential for growth if you are also aggressive in pursuing it them. The individuals that work in the company are employed because of their expertise in the industry and most will share that experience with you if prompted. There is a strong vision for the company for future growth.

    Cons

    Relatively flat leadership structure which results in a culture of delegation that focuses workload on only a few people. Lean structure creates high workload for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Investing in the people by offering more opportunities for training and skills outside of the core job responsibilities will retain and create value for the people and the company as a whole.


  2. Fast-paced, Big company with Small company feel

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Focus and dedication to the customer, family feel, treat employees with respect, take pride in the work, regulatory excellence, do not micro manage, huge growth potential, cater to your individual strengths as an employee

    Cons

    demanding workload, going through some minor growing pains as a company, high expectations, often have to be a self-starter and figure things out on your own, benefit package could be improved upon


  3. Great People

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Scientist in Morrisville, NC

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work and fun work environment. Supervisors are very eager to teach and make work enjoyable.

    Cons

    Directors could be a little less detached, but they try hard to balance this by offering incentives when the company demands more revenue.


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  5. Good employer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good salary, great location, competent people, very organized. clean facility, young professionals all arount, very encouraging management keeping track of your personal development.

    Cons

    No cafeteria, no nearby good restaurants, nearby house prices are expensive, no gym facility or excersize room are currently available

    Advice to Management

    Promotion from within the ranks are needed for lowering attrition rate and keeping the experience in the system. Otherwise doing a great job.


  6. Growth company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma full-time (More than 5 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dynamic management focused on delivering results.

    Cons

    Need to make sure all employees are aligned in achieving the same goals. Too many operators in "jobs" rather than careers.


  7. The toughest job I ever loved.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lean Site Deployment Leader in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Lean Site Deployment Leader in Phila, PA

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I personally have had great opportunities for development and growth, but don't know if it's coming to an end soon. I get very little feedback on my performance day to day, week to week or even month to month, which breeds a little paranoia in me.

    Cons

    Long hours; very little acceptance of life outside work. Lack of communication between layers and within layers. Difficult to instill and sustain change.

    Advice to Management

    Let people know what they are accountable for and hold them to it.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Work hard to work harder for upper-level management and investors.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The enviornment is comfortable which is very condusive to free idea sharing and collaboration resulting in quality deliverables. The work can be challenging which makes the days go by very quickly. Time off is very flexible.

    Cons

    The pay raise structure is rigid and un-appreciating. Exceptional work and dedication is rewarded with more work and responsibility. The monthly budget must be met which means weekends and holidays are at stake. Work-load is unevenly distributed. Some leadership has no interest in leading and others lead with a microscope.

    Advice to Management

    Survey "associate scientist" salaries on glassdoor.com and make adjustments to team members' salaries. People are the #1 asset, not the investors.


  9. Production Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at Catalent Pharma full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Progressive pharmaceutical company that has kept up with industry standards.

    Cons

    Long hours and hard work, lots of friction between department, especially Quality Assurrance and manufacturing. Very political. Bring your game face-no crybabies wanted.

    Advice to Management

    Spend a little more time on the floor and see the "troops".


  10. Excellent place to work and learn.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ

    I worked at Catalent Pharma full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Close knit department. Advancement opportunity. Good community feel, like picnics and parties for employees. My direct line upper management truly cared about his dept.

    Cons

    Standard red-tape difficulties of being a portfolio company. Some gulf btwn upper managament and the rest of the company. Profit sharing/stocks only at very high levels.

    Advice to Management

    Keep getting and employing input from your people. Participation incentives that are more direct like stocks and profit sharing.


  11. Great place to learn and grow with people you will remember!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with some great people including managers and supervisors. Has a real great family feel to the workday. Growing company with new jobs being added frequently and promotion possibilities. Great time to be working here!

    Cons

    Pay is seems a little on the lower range compared to similar jobs and the benefits recently took a hit in the health care side like most companies. Prepare for some tough negotiating!

    Advice to Management

    I know that this is currently the goal but remember to keep focusing on making progression accessible to your workers. Everyone likes to chase the carrot but not if they can't see it. Keep being awesome!



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