Mission: To partner with our customers from concept to patient, helping them imagine, develop and deliver products that improve lives around the world.
West is a leading global manufacturer in the design and production of technologically advanced, high quality, integrated containment and delivery systems for injectable medicines. We are a trusted partner to the world’s top pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies—working by their side to improve patient health.
West Offers Proprietary Packaging, Containment and Drug Delivery Products
Contract Manufacturing - Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Diagnostic
West contract manufacturing harnesses a powerful combination of innovation, technology, infrastructure and expertise to serve the pharmaceutical, medical and consumer industries. Along with more than 50 years of experience, we bring customers quality, safety and reliability in injection molding, contract assembly and finished packaging from our eight locations throughout North America and Europe.
To partner with our customers from concept to patient, helping them imagine, develop and deliver products that improve lives around the world.
Create a healthier world by helping our healthcare partners save lives, eradicate disease and manage wellness.
Working to Improve Patient Lives
West is the market leader in the development of pharmaceutical packaging components and systems for administering injectable drugs. Today's pharmaceutical and biotech discoveries lead to innovative new therapies that will become tomorrow's healthcare solutions. West is in the forefront of advancing those therapies with delivery systems that enhance the effectiveness of pharmaceuticals.
Whatever your job at West, you will help us in our mission to create a healthier world by working by the side of our healthcare partners to save lives, eradicate disease and manage wellness. We have a friendly and informal environment that empowers members of our team to make a difference – to enable them to follow a career that will benefit and support them both professionally and personally.
We are looking for talented people who are can help us continue West’s success story.
Environmental sustainability is a critical concern in today’s global landscape, and West recognizes the importance of sustainability for the Company’s continued success. West’s business is directly tied to the natural environment. As such, West has a responsibility to consider environmental sustainability issues related to our operations.
West has a long-standing commitment to environmental responsibility in our products, operations and within the broader community. Our efforts in these areas demonstrate our concern for the environment, our employees and the continued success of our company.
West has taken steps to help reduce our environmental footprint. However, we recognize that more work needs to be done. To help us in guiding, shaping and evaluating the success of our environmental sustainability efforts, we have created an Environmental Sustainability Statement.
Environmental sustainability is about meeting today’s needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. At West, we strive to be stewards of a sustainable future by ensuring that environmental considerations are factored into our decision making, from the raw materials we use, to our production and manufacturing techniques, to our packaging and distribution methods. At West, we believe that sustainable practices are directly related to sustainable economic performance and the creation of healthy communities. With guidance from this document, we have identified additional actions that we will undertake in the coming years at various facilities. These efforts range from energy efficiency strategies, to waste diversion and robust recycling efforts, to water conservation projects.
West offers a 10-week, fully paid, exciting summer internship program instrumental in shaping future careers. At West, we value the insight and fresh perspective our interns bring to the table.
During students’ time at West, they work alongside industry experts who guide and challenge them. Interns receive real-world practical experience, participate in multiple philanthropic events, and collaborate with other interns and Company leaders. On top of tangible, marketable skills, interns will also gain many intangibles – stronger communications skills, adaptability and the ability to balance multiple projects.
At the end of 10 weeks, student interns have a deeper understanding of the possibilities that await them after graduation.
I have been working at West Pharmaceutical Services full-time (More than 10 years)
I read a negative review of West today and I would like to offer an alternate view. I have worked at West for 15 years. I began as an administrator and am now a first-level manager. I love working at West. Don’t get me wrong – it is not all rainbows and unicorns. But what exists at West is a sense of family, of team, of having a purpose. Everyone works hard at West and West gives back to us. There is an excellent benefits package, mentoring, internship programs, continuing education, scholarships for employee children, and a lot more. Feeling stressed? Call the Employee Assistance Helpline. Celebrating an employment milestone? You’ll receive a gift or additional days off. Retirement concerns? There’s a 401K program with matching and a stock purchase plan. For those who, like me, care deeply about our communities, participate in West without Borders. This employee-led program has contributed millions of dollars and thousands of volunteer hours to community charities. Employees make a difference every day. At Camp Victory in Pennsylvania where an employee-built tree house frees wheelchair-bound children to climb trees – in South America where children receive prosthetics to help them walk – at the Love Children’s Library in China. Is West for you? Let’s stroll on down to the cafeteria and discuss it over a Starbucks. Or meet at the fitness center for yoga, rumba or boot camp. Let me leave you with this – West consistently outperforms and outpaces our competition – in products – in financial performance – and in its charitable culture. Don’t believe me – ask one of the people who has worked here for over 20, 30, 35 and yes, even 40 years! West is not a fluke – it is the result of excellent management, world-class products and a global family of employees. We are By Your Side for a Healthier World.
No company is perfect but West comes pretty darn close.
Advice to Management
They don't need my advice but I know they will listen if I have a concern.
I applied online. I interviewed at West Pharmaceutical Services (Exton, PA).
Resumes were selected based on GPA and prior experience. About 50 prospective applicants were selected for a laid-back interview session where prospective interns would mingle with current employees. About a month and a half later, I got a call saying I had an offer.