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Patheon CEO and Director James C. (Jim) Mullen
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place for those who are willing to work hard!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QC Chemist in Reading, OH
    Current Employee - QC Chemist in Reading, OH

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, kind employees, opportunities for advancement, yearly bonuses and raises for those that work hard.

    Cons

    Fast pace with priorities that constantly change, lack of adequate training for new employees.

    Advice to Management

    Create a better training program


  2. Helpful (1)

    Frantic pace with confusion trickling down from the top

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Raw Materials in Reading, OH
    Current Employee - Raw Materials in Reading, OH

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have good benefits and long meetings.

    Cons

    Pay and salary seems based on if you are friendly outside of work with your leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Pay everyone the same wage


  3. Helpful (1)

    Neutral

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Scientist in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Patheon

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Patheon offers a good work environment and is a good place to learn different technologies. The people are easy to get along with and work-place atmosphere is good.

    Cons

    There are limited career growth opportunities. Patheon can do better in terms of rewarding good performers with promotions and salary raises. In that department they fall below industry standards.

    Advice to Management

    Patheon is a great company, but the senior leadership needs to re-evaluate the strategies to keep their scientific talent from leaving by providing better opportunities for career growth.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Chaos in motion

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analytical Development Scientist in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Analytical Development Scientist in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Patheon

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great scientific and administrative staff Interesting projects

    Cons

    Pay is low for the industry Management is not innovative Management does not communicate with employees Little to no investment in new equipment and technology Management refuses to fix the broken processes that cause day-to-day chaos You are constantly set up to fail Management chases money instead of focusing on quality

    Advice to Management

    There are numerous processes at the Cincinnati site that no longer serve the long-term interests of Patheon. It is going to be absolutely critical to fix the processes, invest in new equipment and technology and communicate effectively to employees. Otherwise, there is no future at Patheon Cincinnati.


  6. Helpful (2)

    A long Decline

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dry Products Compounder in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Dry Products Compounder in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Patheon

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Some nice co-workers in my area.

    Cons

    Industry low pay,decreased payin last two years.

    Advice to Management

    Sell to a company that cares


  7. Overall Okay

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Chemist in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Associate Chemist in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Patheon

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back environment Central location Advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Very little raises/bonuses the past few years Entire company seems disorganized Very low employee morale right now

    Advice to Management

    Reward hard working employees Learn how to plan effectively Get to know your employees


  8. Patheon has the potential to be a blockbuster company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Patheon

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Patheon is a company which has a potential for a lot of growth in the industry in the long term. There are several sites worldwide which makes Patheon well positioned in the market. It is receiving attention from many big pharma companies, which will put it in a good position in the marketplace down the road.

    Cons

    Trying to standardize the procedures to become a global company with one brand is causing some growing pains. Many new sites have been acquired, and the process of doing things in a global way is cause for a lot of change which can be stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the people you have who are working hard and get rid of the dead weight.



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