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Updated Sep 25, 2022

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Found 1,394 of over 1,649 reviews

3.5
66%
Recommend to a Friend
84%
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Catalent Pharma Executive Chairman of the Catalent Board  John R. Chiminski
John R. Chiminski
698 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Great people and atmosphere.(in 113 reviews)
  • "Good benefits and a good amount of vacation time/paid holidays.(in 89 reviews)
  • "The pay is good and tons of overtime.(in 82 reviews)
  • "Some great coworkers who selflessly give their time and energy to this company(in 37 reviews)
  • "Employees are great and support help each when burning out.(in 21 reviews)
Cons
  • "They suffer from extremely poor management who direct science with poor understanding of principles or logistics.(in 119 reviews)
  • "QC micro is mismanaged and there is no work life balance.(in 66 reviews)
  • "leadership puts up with toxic work environment and bad managers who talk down to employees just to have a warm body to do the work.(in 33 reviews)
  • "No training leading to GMP issues and sink or swim situations for new people entering the company(in 31 reviews)
  • "rapidly changing priorities and senior leadership does a poor job of being able to engage or inspire despite this being a core value at Catalent(in 31 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great place to work!

    Sep 20, 2022 - Quality Intern 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -Flexible -Great Communication -Good management -Enjoyable job

    Cons

    Can't really think of many

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    N/A

    Sep 19, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent community of hard workers striving for one goal. Satisfaction for The Customer and You.

    Cons

    If Your not ready to contribute to bettering life. Don’t come

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good place to work

    Sep 17, 2022 - Senior Scientist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good work life balance at Catalent.

    Cons

    things move slow in this company.

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great place to work

    Sep 16, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They have a patient first attitude.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything bad to say

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Good Benefits and Good People

    Sep 13, 2022 - Scientist in Bloomington, IN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Depending on your "status" as salary or hourly you kind of get more flexibility as a salaried employee, but they also expect you to be rather flexible. Coming in off shift hours for trainings, staying late to get the job done, etc. I appreciate the understanding between management that flexibility is important, not only to accomplish company goals, but to allow employees some flexibility in their own schedules when needed. Hourly employees will not have that kind of freedom. They are on a very strict attendance policy, which I can understand from an operational standpoint. Those positions require someone there to perform at a certain time. Just know that there is a big difference between those two types of positions at this company. I love the schedule. My work/life balance is a lot better only working 3 days a week. I feel we need to get away from the 5 day work weeks in general. They are just terrible for everything. It helps alleviate stress when you know you have a free day every week to see your doctor/go to the dentist/have the cable guy come over/etc. I love the people I work with. Most people are very proactive, and positive. We all have the same goals, getting the product out the door to our patients. We want to help each other out.

    Cons

    The company tries to grow too fast. And the seasoned employees are overworked, not only are they expected to perform their duties at a high level, but train a large number of incoming employees to also perform at a high level. The employees can't get the individual attention they may need because the trainers are overworked by this expansion. They are more focused on metrics and numbers than they are on people. It's great when you can measure your successes, when you can point to a number and say "look at how well we did this month, we got X number of batches shipped" but how can you measure the success of the people you helped developed or the opportunities you helped give them to grow? It's almost impossible to get a promotion here without some kind of nepotism involved. Especially when they can hardly hold a supervisor in the role. You can't be properly evaluated on your work or your contribution when you keep getting a new supervisor every 10 months or just don't have one at all for months. There's no one that's going to fight for you when promotions come up. That's how people get resentful in their jobs and leave for new positions or new companies.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Commercial operations

    Sep 10, 2022 - Manager in Bloomington, IN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    * Great opportunities * Friendly and diverse environment

    Cons

    Some areas still developing and can be time consuming

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    Catalent Pharma Response

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience with Catalent. I am glad to hear your experience has been a positive one. At Catalent we are continually seeking to improve our employee experience and your feedback will make a difference as we continue on this journey.

  7. 5.0