Patheon

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Patheon Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
18 Reviews
2.7
18 Reviews
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Patheon CEO and Director James C. (Jim) Mullen
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  1.  

    Great place for those who are willing to work hard!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Create a better training program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Poor Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Patheon

    Pros

    Decent Pay and that is about it

    Cons

    Upper management is completely invisible, the equipment is severely outdated, the building is dilapidated (it rains inside at least once a month due to leaks), & the work environment is atrocious. The safety of employees is often neglected and ignored in favor of budget cuts and saving money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees, reward actual hard work, invest in equipment that wasn't manufactured during the Carter administration.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frantic pace with confusion trickling down from the top

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay everyone the same wage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Neutral

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

    I worked at Patheon

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Chaos in motion

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analytical Development Scientist in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Analytical Development Scientist in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Patheon

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Run as fast as you can

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Patheon

    Pros

    Great location, nice labs, new equipment

    Cons

    A sweatshop, no raises (actually pay cuts), local management is clueless, senior management rewards themselves at everyone else's expense. They do not know how to motivate people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave before you bleed the company dry. It seems that all you want is yes men but you have employees who actually have valuable things to say even if they disagree with you. You fire them unless they agree.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A long Decline

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

    I have been working at Patheon

    Pros

    Some nice co-workers in my area.

    Cons

    Industry low pay,decreased payin last two years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell to a company that cares

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Overall Okay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Chemist in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Associate Chemist in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Patheon

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Patheon has the potential to be a blockbuster company.

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

    I have been working at Patheon

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Patheon full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place to learn by yourself. Various development projects and dosage forms, well structured system and SOP.

    Cons

    The company culture has changed in the last couple of years after introducing the operation excellent program by Mckanzie, the company is more focusing on operation efficiency, the numbers instead of quality, customer and own staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be fooled by the Matrix number, this type of propaganda is not sustainable, and not heathy either to the organization's long term goal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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