West Pharmaceutical Services

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West Pharmaceutical Services Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
30 Reviews
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30 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at West Pharmaceutical Services

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Personal growth and career path.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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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    Former Employee - AMO in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - AMO in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at West Pharmaceutical Services full-time (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Don't change

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Think twice about working here

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Fix problems within your own ranks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    Former Employee - Sales in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Sales in Remote, OR

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Americas management is strong. PDS is weak.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Making a change in the health market by supporting customers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at West Pharmaceutical Services

    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

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    One of the best employers anywhere.

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    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company, bad plant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at West Pharmaceutical Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Location, benefits, and for a select few people rapid advancement without needed experience

    Cons

    In 21 years of manufacturing I have never witnessed such a separation between management and skilled, trained labor! Great place to work for yes men/women supervisors!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to managers in corporate! The Clearwater plant is being run off the backs of the technical department and the workers! The foxes in the office are absolutely guarding the chickens here! I was not a fit for the company and really like west as a whole, but this plant needs a clean out!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Still some work to do

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at West Pharmaceutical Services full-time

    Pros

    Corporate head quarters is a new, clean and spacious place.

    Cons

    Management is micromanaging in some aspects but lets others get away with poor judgement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.. But make sure you act only on those who make sense.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome workplace

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Engineering in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - R&D Engineering in Exton, PA

    I have been working at West Pharmaceutical Services as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    friendly employees, great environment, modern facilities

    Cons

    there are lots of meetings

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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