West Pharmaceutical Services

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West Pharmaceutical Services Reviews

Updated July 18, 2015
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West Pharmaceutical Services Chairman and CEO Don Morel Jr.
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  1. Great Company, Great People

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at West Pharmaceutical Services

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Many employees have been with the company 20-30+ years!

    Cons

    None. Like I said, overall great company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA

    I worked at West Pharmaceutical Services

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

    Pros

    The company created a work life balance second to none

    Cons

    My boss did not follow the company's vision

    Advice to Management

    senior leaders should be throughly vetted


  3. Helpful (3)

    Strong core business affiliated with big pharma

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

    I worked at West Pharmaceutical Services full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Niche, repeat business that's part of the pharmaceutical supply chain and therefore it is very stable. Salaries are competitive, new corporate HQ is modern and well-appointed, with a relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Very political culture that favors the good old boys. Slow growth with little upward mobility. Success is based on going along to get along.

    Advice to Management

    It's time for a big change in leadership under the next CEO.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to work!

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

    I worked at West Pharmaceutical Services

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

    Pros

    West was a great experience for me. I learned a lot from the company. The environment is very friendly and inviting. Everyone was very approachable and willing to help.

    Cons

    Some of the work was redundant and boring at times. That might have just been my personality though.

    Advice to Management

    Manamgnet was good. Very approachable even at the senior level. Everyone would always make time to meet with you.


  6. Helpful (1)

    It was an opportunity of a life time.The job pays really well and the people are willing to go the extra mile to help

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AMO in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - AMO in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at West Pharmaceutical Services full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a job that you can make a lot of money on.

    Cons

    You have to start on the night shift

    Advice to Management

    Don't change


  7. The Tech Group a West Pharmaceuticals Company. Great Company to work, This organization it is always on the top

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at West Pharmaceutical Services full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for career development, Training opportunities, Great Benefits

    Cons

    Sometime it takes a long time to move to the next level

    Advice to Management

    Personal growth and career path.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Think twice about working here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA

    I worked at West Pharmaceutical Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most people are nice to work with but management operates under the old boy/buddy system. If you are not in their preferred group you can and will be summarily dismissed if you fall out of favor, even if you have gotten good reviews and are performing your work well. A lot of politics involved here especially in the corporate HQ. The thing is, some of the management themselves abuse, harass, or are vindictive, but the behavior is tolerated.

    Cons

    Inconsistent rewards for performance. Demoralizing effect of layoffs of good people.

    Advice to Management

    Fix problems within your own ranks.


  9. Helpful (1)

    A ridiculous company: Sexual harassment is abundant. Senior leaders are clueless.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Sales in Remote, OR

    I worked at West Pharmaceutical Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lazy people get away with a lot and are rarely fired for their incompetence. Great if you are one of them. Company historically has a family atmosphere.

    Cons

    Senior management is very detached, but at least doesn't make terribly bad decisions. Middle management is filled with mediocrities.

    Advice to Management

    Americas management is strong. PDS is weak.


  10. Making a change in the health market by supporting customers

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

    I have been working at West Pharmaceutical Services

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, very professional hard working committing and task focused great opportunities for progression, continental shift can be of an advantage

    Cons

    management can be diverse depending on what section in the business you land in, some are proactive, some are tad too micro-managerial


  11. Helpful (1)

    One of the best employers anywhere.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mold Cell Operator in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Mold Cell Operator in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at West Pharmaceutical Services full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are awesome. Tuition reimbursement, company advancement, stock options, 401(k), quarterly bonuses, attendance bonuses. need i say more. all of these benefits with a HS diploma.

    Cons

    Long hours on your feet, repetitive processes, frequent certifications. Company abides by the point system which is fair but do not get close to the limit in points for attendance issues or you will be walked out.

    Advice to Management

    Teach Lean processes and six sigma processes throughout staff to assist with the companies goal to streamline profits from the floor up.



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