Catalent Pharma

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Catalent Pharma Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
134 Reviews
2.4
134 Reviews
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Catalent Pharma President, CEO, and Director John R. Chiminski
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Close to home, good structure for annual reviews, management trying to reward and recognize (in 6 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 8 reviews)


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

  • Upper management does not have a clue what is going on (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place for junior candidates

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

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

    Pros

    If you work hard and drive results management will develop you. Flexible work hours. Laid back corporate environment. Great PTO structure. Growing company. Its always busy so you don't have to worry about layoffs

    Cons

    Pay raises are low - 3% is the highest you can get. Healthcare benefits are terrible. They determine your salary based on education and years of experience, not how well you do the job. Someone with 20 years of experience who sucks will make more than someone with 7 years of experience that is a rockstar

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making allowances for lazy workers ... It discourages your rockstars and they end up leaving the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Learned how not to do things.

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

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Close to home, good structure for annual reviews, management trying to reward and recognize.

    Cons

    Poor management. People treated like pieces of equipment. Questionable quality decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand for something because you are falling for everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Certainly worse then other pharma

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma full-time

    Pros

    To be honest their really is no pros in my opinion to this company. I have been fortunate to know some good people some of which are still there and others that have left.

    Cons

    The training is laughable at best particularly when managers are sent for training and they do not practice what they have learned ,Promotions well all the wrong people get promoted while the hard working ones are overlooked for their efforts. Work life balance good luck with that not much here in the way of balance on many counts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are loosing many good people due to the lack of attention given. Open environment is not fostered at all and working there is a political landmine. People stay until they can find something better. Salaries are well below market and employees are over worked. No appreciation is given Would be nice to see leadership at site events but that wont happen. The CEO has no interest in the talent that is present

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice working environment

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

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma (more than a year)

    Pros

    Teamwork and technology aspects strong

    Cons

    Very limited career development overall

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place To Get Your Feet Wet...But Then Grab a Towel And Move On

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QC Analyst I in Woodstock, IL
    Former Employee - QC Analyst I in Woodstock, IL

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

    Pros

    Good People
    Okay Compensation package
    Unique technology

    Cons

    No Work Life Balance
    Overtime is required to meet job expectations
    Abysmal annual merit increases (2% is average for doing a good job)
    Below average management at low-mid levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Running your workers at 100% is fine as long as nothing goes wrong...when does that ever happen? Please listen to your employee feedback and adapt as necessary. Consider merit raises that would actually motivate a worker to try harder as oppose to just maintaining the status quo.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Do not stay longer than 2 years!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Full time employment, co-workers are nice ( misery loves company),

    Cons

    Salaries are horrible. You will not be rewarded for extra effort.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retaining horrible managers and low salaries will cause failure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Do we walk the talk?

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

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

    Pros

    Nearly nothing that I would mention here, except some (few) nice colleagues. Pays regularly (no a real good ideas, if it's just something like this one needs to find 10 words in "pro" area).

    Cons

    No realistic aims. To less ressources. And then the employees have been to stupid to reachimpossible aims.Ever growing pressure. Each month a new idea and a month later its forgotten. Work - life balance is 95 % on the work site.Training only as far as it is legally required and even for that you have to fight. No open discussions possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't think that employees are only a question of cost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company for someone who wants to learn

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

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma full-time (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
  10.  

    Growing company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overworked and underpayed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma full-time

    Pros

    Stability, Lack of Downtime, Fast paced

    Cons

    High workload, long hours, poor pay, management is stretched

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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