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Catalent Pharma Reviews

Updated January 12, 2018
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Pros
  • Fast paced, driven by result, family oriented with a strong spirit of entrepreneurship (in 20 reviews)

  • Great people and job opportunities (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • work/life balance gets tougher as you move up (in 33 reviews)

  • Long Hours, depending on the project(s) coming through you can easily pull a 9-10 hour day (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Catalent Pharma"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Catalent Pharma full-time

    Pros

    Three shifts available, as well as customizable weekend shifts fo 40 hours a week. Management is typically effiicient and sensitive to employee needs.

    Cons

    Not all "chemists" are really chemists. Politics are a huge part of the job. Training is typically insufficient, even for experienced chemists.

    Advice to Management

    They need to be more attentive and understand that there is a learning curve to this position. Many employees are not skilled in explaining techniques and you will not hold the job if the employees don't like you


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, but not for long-term employ."

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great inter- and intra-team life.

    Cons

    Far too much micromanagement and mistrust.

    Advice to Management

    Trust in your employees more.

  3. "Good right now Job"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Somerset, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great administrative team who work excellent together

    Cons

    No work life balance and the administrative staff is treated like second class citizens


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Catalent Pharma (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Paid well. Good location. Talented people working for the company, with good organization.

    Cons

    Management definitely plays favorites and does not reward those who do the best work; which creates resentment among the ranks.
    not enough people for all the work that is expected.

    Advice to Management

    Truly look at the work your people perform and their potential...you will be surprised.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Content"

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    Current Employee - Chemist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Chemist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you have the right supervisor, your opinions and ideas are heard, you have control over your schedule and can learn at your own pace. Its really what you make of it; if you want to learn something you can feel free to do so and become an expert.

    Cons

    Some departments are severely behind and telling clients that their deliverables will be met on time just feels like lying at this point.

    Advice to Management

    Let's start being more realistic with our clients about timelines. If its longer, its longer, at least they know up front and can plan for it. We should stop packing things in so tight that there is no room for error. Operate at ~75% instead of 110% so that less errors will be made which impact everyone and clients will be happier!


  6. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Paterson, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Paterson, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    great learning experience - doing great work

    Cons

    political - not sure how to advance

    Advice to Management

    seek talent at all levels


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Production"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma full-time

    Pros

    ok lots of overtime when you want

    Cons

    unfriendly enviroment and kind of stuffy

  8. "IT support"

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    Current Employee - Cannot Say- Too Specialised
    Current Employee - Cannot Say- Too Specialised

    I have been working at Catalent Pharma full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    fast pace involvement in lots of technology

    Cons

    blinkered approach, hectic scheduling, too much outsourcing. breeds fear culture that you can be replaced rather than encouraged to perform

    Advice to Management

    treat employees better they are your number one commodity


  9. Helpful (2)

    "What a site"

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great place for opportunity and growth.

    Cons

    Communication from Supervisor to Associate on work duty could be better.
    Supervisor at too many meeting and not on the work floor to get work properly done in decent time.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your worker to help achieve work goal of that day. Set the atmosphere with positive not negative vibes all the time. Smile and say good morning.


  10. "Overrated"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall good company, provides excellent service to the community and good benefits to its employees. Some people are friendly, others not so much, but I think that is part of every job environment.

    Cons

    Management needs to step up, they are too comfortable and have settled and take general employees for granted. Their job expectations are ambivalent. They are too strict with working hours, sometimes not even understanding work-life balance. Overall its a company for using as a learning experience and continue on into the next thing.

    Advice to Management

    You need to start appreciating your employees, and use the resources and abilities they have for continuous improvement of the company. Let your employee thrive and excel at what they are good at. Teach them new things, and do not put them down just because they do not have enough experience on a certain topic.


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