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Patheon Overview

Durham, NC
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (PTHN)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Patheon makes the production path for pharmaceutical firms a little easier to tread. With facilities in Canada, Europe, and the US, the company provides contract development and manufacturing services to pharmaceutical and biotech companies worldwide. Focusing on prescription ... Read more

Patheon – Why Work For Us?


Patheon, a business unit of DPx Holdings B.V., delivers a combination of unrivaled quality, reliability and compliance, with a reputation for scientific and technical excellence to customers in the pharmaceutical and biopharma sector. A leading global provider, offering a comprehensive set of solutions to help customers of all sizes satisfy complex development and manufacturing needs at any stage of the pharmaceutical development cycle.

Patheon’s global operations includes more than 8,000 scientific and professional staff at 12 commercial-scale finished dose form facilities, three API manufacturing and development operations, four biologic drug operations, one biosolution facility and nine pharmaceutical development centers across North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia.

The company enables its customers to bring drug candidates from preclinical stages through to clinical trials, the NDA approval process and, if approved, commercial manufacturing. Patheon's development and commercial manufacturing capabilities cover primarily prescription (Rx) products in solid and sterile dosage forms, as well as specialized capabilities in high potency, controlled/sustained release, and sterile manufacturing, including aseptic filling and lyophilization.

Patheon’s key capabilities for biologics include flexible, technology-based process development, clinical and commercial cGMP manufacturing for mammalian cell culture derived biopharmaceuticals and chemical bulk drug substances. Patheon can serve early, late and commercial stage markets providing end-to-end solutions to customers through its four biologics sites in the U.S., Europe and Australia.

The Patheon OneSource™ integrated offering is an end-to-end development solution focused on simplicity, speed and quality expertise in drug substance and drug product development. This offering provides solutions to customers for Phase I through Phase II products, delivering a simplified development process that drives faster, high-quality results.


At every level of our organization, at every one of our facilities around the globe, in everything we do, each and every person at Patheon is dedicated to the five commitments that guide our company:

  1. Provide industry-leading customer experience
  2. Be the highest quality, most efficient and flexible provider
  3. Deliver the best technical and scientific solutions to enhance product value
  4. Create a culture of engagement, accountability and a commitment to excellence in all that we do
  5. Operate our business in a compliant, safe, disciplined, responsible and ethical fashion  

We believe the world would be a healthier place if tomorrow’s medicines were made available today. Patheon is a leading global provider of outsourced pharmaceutical development and manufacturing services. We help more than 800 pharma and biotech companies bring vital treatments to patients in more than 70 countries. Our team of nearly 8,000 strong is driven by a culture of quality, performance and innovation at sites in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

One Patheon - Key to success for our clients and employees.

As part of the Patheon team you'll enjoy a fast-paced environment where you'll quickly gain a broad range of experiences. You'll face challenges and responsibilities that will demand and develop all your skills and talents. Here, your leadership abilities will be valued, whether as a team leader who can rally people around a shared goal, or as a thought leader who will engage the industry as we transform it. You'll take great satisfaction knowing you played a direct role in changing people’s lives.

Think. Lead. Deliver.

Think. Lead. Deliver. means that no matter your role, each of us provides a vital contribution to our ability to bring tomorrow’s medicines to market today. At Patheon, you’ll Think, developing new capabilities quickly. You’ll Lead, making critical decisions that benefit our customers and their patients. Most importantly, you’ll Deliver a healthier world as you help us deliver products that change lives.

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Patheon CEO and Director James C. (Jim) Mullen
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    "Good company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Saint Louis, MO
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    I have been working at Patheon full-time (More than 3 years)


    Many bright young people and lots of innovation.


    Company striving to keep up with fast growth..

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    Managers need to take manager/coaching classes.

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Patheon Photos

Patheon photo of: 2017 Polar Plunge Sponsored by Patheon's Emerging Leaders
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Patheon photo of: Patheon's Emerging Leaders Science Day at Ronald McDonald House
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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Patheon (Saint Louis, MO) in December 2016.


    Phone Screening: with HR, Panel Interview with Supervisors/Managers (3-4 people), and plant Tour. Phone screening: Behavioral and Get to know you, Panel Interview: Behavioral and Technical, HR: Behavioral and Conditions of employment, and a tour of the plant.

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    • What would your previous manager say about you? Are you a team player? Solving problems with little guidance? A time you found a problem in a process/technology and what was the process to the resolution.   Answer Question
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