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Catalent Pharma Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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Catalent Pharma President and CEO John R. Chiminski
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  • But the work life balance thing still needs to be worked on (in 20 reviews)

  • Office space limited, mandatory long hours, not enough workstations to work (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "For People With Passion"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been part of other great companies - and I can honestly tell you that I haven't been part of a team with more passion for what we do than here at Catalent. This is a place that understands its purpose - to help improve people's lives - and the people that stay are the people motivated to make a difference in this world in some shape or form.

    Cons

    We have to ensure everything we make is safe for the patients to take - people's lives are at stake. this adds significant pressure to the environment. It's necessary given the potential results if we get it wrong. Accountability, resiliency and the ability to handle pressure are necessary skills to thrive here.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to find new ways to recognize our team for great performance.

    Catalent Pharma Response

    May 11, 2017 – Talent Acquisition & Development Specialist

    Thank you for sharing your positive experience working at Catalent!


  2. "Warning-Toxic Old Culture-Watch your back"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Catalent Pharma full-time

    Pros

    I really could not say what the Pros are.

    Cons

    Constant upper management changes. Back stabbing, you cannot trust your superiors. It is a very toxic culture. Management is out for themselves. You have been warned.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people morally and ethically correct. How would you want to be treated???????????? You disgust me!


  3. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teamwork and Great working environment

    Cons

    Needed some improvements in facilities,and TI

    Advice to Management

    improvement in building and more licences in software


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  5. "New Experiences...Daily"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly and dedicated employees
    Average tenure is high, with many greater than 15 years
    Good pay, PTO, and 401k

    Cons

    Large variety of work but constantly changing priorities makes completing tasks challenging.
    Work/life balance
    Mandatory overtime

    Advice to Management

    Respect PTO, appreciate the workers on the floor, reward your stars.


  6. "Excellent company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Quality Specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and job opportunities. Feels like a small family company in a big company atmosphere. Been here 1 year and love it.

    Cons

    The cafeteria is not the best, could use some improvements. Would like there to be more food options for the night shift than vending machines

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing, great positive environment, love it


  7. "Not a Fan"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Associate in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Lab Associate in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is fairly decent.

    Cons

    Change is very slow. Raises are below 2%. Poor leadership. Lack of consistency in processes and deviations. I've also witnessed retaliation.

    Advice to Management

    Update procedures after a problem is discovered. It's very frustrating to watch the same issues continue to occur.

    Catalent Pharma Response

    May 17, 2017 – Talent Acquisition & Development Specialist

    I am sorry to hear your about your experience. At Catalent we pride ourselves in continuous improvement for all areas of our business. Your feedback is what will help us to improve our employee ... More


  8. "Great Job if you get along with your management!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule if you work with the right management.
    Great PTO days from the start.
    Management can be great!

    Cons

    Management can be terrible!
    Don't expect raises so get a good starting salary, it's not going anywhere from there.

    Advice to Management

    Fight harder to promote and keep your people, and let them know you are doing it!


  9. "Overall Not bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Catalent Pharma full-time

    Pros

    Nice to work with best people. People are really helping to get the work done. Good company to start with and learn so many things.

    Cons

    Work are not steady because of highly dependence on the customer. Old fashion working instrument/facilities. Lot of manual work compared to other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Give attention to higher turn around. Establish robust working procedure. Invest in stable business and dont rush.


  10. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Culture of Intimidation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bathgate, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bathgate, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Catalent Pharma full-time

    Pros

    Free tea/coffee & car parking. An impressive looking building......but never judge a book by its cover!

    Cons

    During my time at the Bathgate Site there was a culture of Intimidation and bullying which came from the leadership at the site and spread across all departments. There is little collaboration or teamwork and has a strong blame culture.
    Unbelievably poor training, no structure and no plan to improve. The site is out of control. High amounts of overtime which creates a stressful working environment and puts people under pressure.
    The vast majority of the processes are extremely manual and time consuming and the technology is way behind the times. Little investment at the site in almost 20 years has put them way behind their competitors and at a huge disadvantage.
    Its a minimum wage employer and NOT an employer of choice - I would not recommend working here.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a change of management at the site to make any meaningful improvements to the culture. Without this nothing will change


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