Compare PPD vs Catalent Pharma BETA

See how Catalent Pharma vs. PPD compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
(based on 1294 reviews)
(based on 599 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Compensation & Benefits
Work-life balance
Senior Management
Culture & Values
CEO Approval
PPD Ceo David Simmons
84%David Simmons
Catalent Pharma Ceo John R. Chiminski
68%John R. Chiminski
% Recommend to a friend
Positive Business Outlook


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What Employees Say

"Work life balance"(in 105 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 91 reviews)
"Fast paced"(in 29 reviews)
"Great people"(in 25 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 96 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 32 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 46 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 22 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Director Phase I Clinic Pharmacy Services

I worked at PPD full-time for more than 10 years


Managing the PPD phase 1 clinic pharmacy requires a broad range of expertise in many pharmacy practice environments, including but not limited to specialty compounding, the science of cutting edge... drug development, manufacturing, infusion therapy, import/export of drugs and devices, FDA regulations, and USP guidelines. PPD the company provides excellent opportunities for pharmacists interested in capitalizing on their experience in any the above and expanding into the rest. In addition to an excellent offering of management, clinical and personal development training modules, PPD also offers many paths and options for advancement in the industry of both early and late phase drug development.


Trying to understand and keep pace with the science involved in cutting edge drug development can be overwhelming, even for recently graduated Pharm D's as well as fellows and established... practitioners.

Advice to Management

Continue to focus efforts on identifying and promoting best in class talent.

Current Employee - Senior Compliance Specialist

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


The company is committed to diversity and inclusion, is relaxed about start times, and is fair about their enforcement of policies and procedures. My department is full of fun, caring people who... make coming to work every day easy. My manager and the managers and directors in other departments are always more than happy to help me succeed and move up in the company. I have not witnessed any unethical or non-compliant behaviors during my years here.


The workload is heavy- typical of a growing contract manufacturer- and change is constant. If you can't put in the work and embrace change, you won't make it here. The benefits aren't bad, but are ... nothing to write home about.

Advice to Management

Consider allowing flexible scheduling and/or work-from-home opportunities.

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