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Patheon Overview

Waltham, MA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (TMO)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Patheon is now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific. Patheon’s drug development and manufacturing capabilities combined with Thermo Fisher's clinical trials packaging and logistics services enables us to deliver an end-to-end solutions for our ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

It’s more than just something that fills our days. At Thermo Fisher Scientific, our work has a purpose. Our work requires passion and creates meaningful ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Michel Lagarde, President, Pharma Services sat down with The Medicine Maker to discuss the latest trends and innovations in pharmaceutical manufacturing and why Thermo Fisher Scientific is a great home for Patheon.

  • See how we are increasing capacity to meet growing customer demands through a $50 million investment in our Biologics capabilities.

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces $50 Million Investment to Enhance Biologics Capabilities

    ST. LOUIS, April 23, 2018 / PRNewswire/ -- Thermo Fisher Scientific announced today that is investing $50 million in its St. Louis, Missouri site which is one of the company's Centers of Excellence (COE) for Biological Commercial Manufacturing.

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Patheon – Why Work For Us?

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, we work together to accelerate research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. We know that our people are the source of our global success, and we embrace the unique qualities and differences of each of our professionals. The story of our progress begins with giving our people the freedom and support to drive innovation through cutting-edge thinking.

If you’re looking for an opportunity that you can build your future on, you’ll discover that, at Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. And we all contribute to a singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

What story will you tell? Explore our opportunities and join our team. 

Why work at Thermo Fisher Scientific?

1. What you do every day will be meaningful

On our team, everyone makes an impact. It starts from within each of us, and when we bring our expertise together, we make a significant difference—to our team, to our customers and to the world.

2. You’ll have the opportunity to define your path

You’ll discover resources that match your professional development interests, a culture that welcomes your ideas and opportunities that only a global leader can provide.

3. You’ll work with purpose

As part of our global team, what you do contributes directly to our mission: enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

4. You can share our passion for doing things the right way

You’ll work alongside enthusiastic colleagues who are dedicated to acting responsibly, collaborating effectively and making a difference in the world.

5. You’ll be able to realize your best

In our diverse work environment, you’ll be inspired by colleagues, empowered to exercise your imagination on real-world challenges and supported with benefits that enhance your life.

Global CDMO (contract development and manufacturing organization)

Thermo Fisher’s Pharma Services includes our breadth of clinical trials products, services and expertise, offers pharmaceutical and biotech customers the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of products and services to support drug research, clinical trials and production, including world-class outsourcing capabilities. Thermo Fisher has led the clinical trials logistics services market for decades. 

Our Pharma Services also includes the capabilities of recently acquired Patheon, already an established global leader in both small- and large-molecule development and manufacturing solutions. The combined capabilities further Thermo Fisher’s ability to help customers significantly reduce the time and cost of delivering medicines to market. 

Through Pharma Services, Thermo Fisher provides comprehensive, integrated and highly customizable solutions as well as the manufacturing, logistics and regulatory expertise to help biopharmaceutical companies of all sizes satisfy complex development, clinical trials management and manufacturing needs while simplifying their supply-chain networks. Pharma Services includes the following businesses:

  • Clinical Trials
  • BioServices
  • Clinical Services
  • Specialty Logistics
  • Development and Commercial, North America 
  • Development and Commercial, Europe 
  • Biologics API 
  • Small Molecule API

We believe the world would be a healthier place if tomorrow’s medicines were made available today. As part of our Pharma Services group, we are 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 12,000 strong is driven by a culture of quality, performance and innovation at sites in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Realize your best - professionally and personally.

As part of the Pharma Services 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.

Scott, Senior Manager, Technical Support Started His Career at Thermo Fisher Scientific

You have a drive that has fueled your journey so far. Now, discover the opportunity to put that energy toward building your career with a global leader. At Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll discover an environment that encourages your continual professional development, and you’ll have the opportunity to do work that has an impact—because every day, you’ll be helping our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Intern Experience

Thermo Fisher Scientific offers best-in-class internships. We give you a true hands-on experience, the opportunity to solve real-time problems, the chance to network with other interns from different backgrounds, exposure to senior leadership, and even opportunities to give back to the community. Internships are open to students of all degree levels, and successful interns may be invited to join our Leadership Development Programs or direct hire positions upon graduation.

Graduate Experience

If you’re an upcoming graduate, we offer flagship leadership development programs and entry-level direct hire positions across the organization. In our leadership development programs, you’ll be able to accelerate your career with robust, on-the-job learning opportunities, mentorship and structured learning. If you’re ready to hit the ground running in a particular function, our direct hire opportunities are a great way to kick-start your career as well. No matter what you plan to do, if you’re ready to make a difference in the world, you can do it here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in High Point, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in High Point, NC

    I have been working at Patheon full-time (More than 8 years)


    Good pay, management and benefits


    A bit of fire-fighting at times. Occasional belt-tightening.

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Patheon Photos

Patheon photo of: Pharma Services Greenville site celebrates being at the forefront of mRNA formulation!
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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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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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