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Catalent Pharma Philadelphia Reviews

Updated June 24, 2017
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  • Fast paced, driven by result, family oriented with a strong spirit of entrepreneurship (in 19 reviews)

  • Great people and job opportunities (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management is very supportive
    Generous PTO
    Fast paced
    Rewarding and Challenging

    Cons

    None at the present moment


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Laboerer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Poor Management,employees do what they want

    Advice to Management

    Look to work with employee

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Anonymous-Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Catalent Pharma full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A good stepping stone to get into the industry

    Some really great people working here. Good stepping stone into the pharma and biotech industry, get to see what goes on behind the scenes with drug development.

    Cons

    Low pay, mediocre benefits, absolutely no training, weak leadership, company cares more about revenue and costs than customer satisfaction and patient safety. Some managers and directors won't allow you to join their teams because they have personal bias against you.

    Strong internal talents get overlooked for growth, only for someone externally (with not a whole lot of experience in operations, and not used to working in a fast paced environment) to be hired-- internal talents are used to plug in holes.

    The turnover rate is outrageous, training is weak at best, and management either doesn't have the time to spend time on your development or just doesn't care.

    The whole organization needs a readjustment and it starts all the way up with the CEO and his entourage of failures.

    Advice to Management

    Be professional, be actual leaders, value your employees, and try to give your strong talents plenty of opportunity for development for their career goals instead of trying to use them to meet your own goals so you can get your fat bonus checks.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Poor Infrastructure, Poorly Managed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Catalent Pharma full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers who stick together as a team to get the job done.

    Cons

    Certain departments are poorly managed by personnel who have no idea how to perform the tasks of the employees that they manage. They care only about metrics and meeting deliverables as opposed to investing in their employees. They rely solely on their employees to train the new people as well as get their work done on time.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to examine the type of managers of each department. Most of the employees feel under-appreciated and dislike working at this company solely based on who they work under.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "production"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free tea and hot chocolate Parking is available

    Cons

    Contractor last two weeks was told to complete 10 SOPs a day with quizzes at the end. No guidance from management. Employees were cold and standoffish; reason for termination, supervisor stated that I was combative towards other employees. Truth is they never came near me, not even to hold a conversation. There is high turnover

    Advice to Management

    you will continue to have employee turnover if you treat your employees like children. Be it contract or permanent. I was not impressed with this company nor it's management


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Catalent Pharma full-time

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers who look out for each other

    Cons

    Lack of management concern for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Show respect and vaule to all employees.


  7. "project manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great support

    Cons

    Under staffed in other departments

    Advice to Management

    Critically listen to your employees

  8. "Warehouse associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    In the past year I have learned a lot, the management is always looking for their employees to contribute more then just what the job requires.

    Cons

    At times it can be very stressful as the work load can change day to day, hour by hour but that is just the way the service industry works so you have to get used it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look for talent from inside the company and departments and drive effiencies in doing the day to day tasks quicker and easier.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "No Leadership or Accountability in Philadelphia"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are fantastic. Although everyone is worked to the max, staff will generally make the time to help out. I have made some long lasting friendships with some wonderful people.

    The job is fast-paced and gives you industry experience on a variety of different clinical studies.

    Cons

    It's not what you know, but who you know. No career progression, unless you know the right people. Some of those in senior leadership are marginally qualified. Most of senior leadership does not support their employees and do not manage workloads effectively.

    The Union workers do not do their jobs correctly and are not held accountable. There is a serious lack of work ethic and pride to do a quality job. Everyone else works ten times harder to cover up their mistakes.

    The culture is all about revenue, and that's it!

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at those in senior leadership to see if they are really qualified to do their job. Start appreciating your hard working employees before it's too late and everyone quits. Focus on quality and customer service NOT revenue.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Need more support from Senior Leadership Team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most employees are very easy to get along with. Everyone is incredibly busy but will try to help if you've developed a friendly relationship in which help is reciprocated.

    Cons

    The workload is ridiculous. Approving additional staff requires the okay from the CEO who has no idea what the actual site does. Some departments are under appreciated, underpaid and do not have titles representing their actual duties while other departments constantly make mistakes and see little consequence. Often those in the Union act childish and lose sight of the fact that their job affects the lives of patients - they do not care to do their jobs correctly.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support your teams - TRAIN your teams. Training should not fall on colleagues alone. Act as back up when needed and really push for the support/additional staff your team needs. Organize team building events where all buildings intersperse and participate - the entire site falls apart if all departments aren't working together.


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