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Catalent Pharma Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2019

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Catalent Pharma CEO John R. Chiminski
John R. Chiminski
287 Ratings
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  • "Need to manage own work life balance(in 42 reviews)

  • "They pretend to care about work/life balance and then pressure you into working long hours and coming in every weekend(in 22 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (3)

    "Great, Fast-Paced Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Compliance Specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    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...

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    Cons

    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.

    Catalent Pharma2019-03-21

    Catalent Pharma Response

    April 17, 2019Human Resources

    Thank you for sharing your positive working experience at Catalent!

  2. "Wonderful place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good management, good pay, lovely environment, good benefit

    Cons

    Not able to roll over your PTO

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the good work

    Catalent Pharma2019-05-09
  3. "Great Mission - Difficult Culture"

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      Former Employee - Business Analyst 

      I worked at Catalent Pharma full-time

      Pros

      The mission is a great one - developing medicines that help people live life to their fullest. The people who work there are, for the most part, dedicated and helpful.

      Cons

      The management culture was difficult because expectations were not clearly set and there was contention between the operations side of the organization and some of the support organizations. Improvements were being discussed so it could have improved.

      Catalent Pharma2019-06-19
    • "Catalent can do better"

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      Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Kansas City, KS
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Catalent Pharma full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      OK benefits and one gets Vacation on day one

      Cons

      Need to spend time training the employees

      Advice to Management

      learn how to schedule projects well

      Catalent Pharma2019-06-13
    • Helpful (3)

      "Indecisive"

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      Former Employee - Manager in Morrisville, NC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Catalent Pharma full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      If you have the credentials and knowledge for your job in Management they will pay you at or above industry standards.

      Cons

      The decision making is not consensual. There are decisions that being made based on achieving numbers...only.

      Advice to Management

      Keep in mind it’s the people that makes a company. When hiring people make sure they are capable and have the necessary skill set to accomplish simple tasks and adhere to policies and procedures. In addition as Senior Management make sure decisions being made are based on something besides just making the numbers (EBITDA). Health and wellness should always be considered as well. The company could be so much more but everyone...

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      Catalent Pharma2019-05-22
    • "Positive Work Environment"

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      Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Bloomington, IN
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Catalent Pharma full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Working at Catalent has been an awesome learning experience. Everyone has been so nice and willing to teach. The company is in a period of growth. If you are willing to learn then its the perfect environment for you. It is very fast paced and every day isn't the same. The insurance is good and I believe it is reasonably priced.

      Cons

      The hiring process was long and the process was not conveyed well. There has been a lot of turn over through out the site and process have suffered for that which causes some tasks to be more difficult than they have to be. If systems were put into place that could be easily passed along then the whole site would run more smoothly.

      Advice to Management

      I think that HR needs to be better at discussing timelines and keeping to the timelines discussed during the hiring process.

      Catalent Pharma2019-05-06

      Catalent Pharma Response

      June 18, 2019Human Resources

      Thank you for sharing your experience working at Catalent!

    • "Good place to work"

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      Current Employee - Manufacturing Specialist in Bloomington, IN

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

      Pros

      Fast paced and very busy

      Cons

      Frequently have to work overtime

      Catalent Pharma2019-05-03
    • "Do not trust Human Resources or Finance organization"

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      Former Employee - Cost Accountant in Saint Petersburg, FL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Catalent Pharma full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Benefits if they give them to you.

      Cons

      Excessive overtime during close week; If you have any health problems even if minor they will find a way to fire you; Do not go to HR with any problems or questions because they will find a way to fire you. This organization will kick you when your down.

      Advice to Management

      Treat long term employees with dignity and respect

      Catalent Pharma2019-06-04
    • "Good company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Catalent Pharma full-time

      Pros

      Flexibility and opportunity to learn

      Cons

      Difficult to get capital request

      Catalent Pharma2019-04-22
    • "Not a bad place to get experience"

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        Current Employee - Lead Scientist in Morrisville, NC
        Recommends

        I have been working at Catalent Pharma full-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        - The people within certain depts. are very nice and helpful - The PTO given - Well diverse

        Cons

        - Huge crunch/push at the end of each month - Upper management tends to focus on money more than growing its employees - Salary behind within the industry

        Advice to Management

        Create a better work/life balance and an environment that caters more to your employees rather than your customers (internal & external). Do what is necessary to boost morale as it's suffering big time.

        Catalent Pharma2019-05-06
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