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Patheon Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Some departments are full of great people (in 14 reviews)

  • Good company, good pay, good benefits (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance depends on role (in 8 reviews)

  • Can be long hours and stressful (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Good company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many bright young people and lots of innovation.

    Cons

    Company striving to keep up with fast growth..

    Advice to Management

    Managers need to take manager/coaching classes.


  2. "Production Technician"

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

    I have been working at Patheon full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, competitive wages and driven staff. Good place to work and grow.

    Cons

    Hours can be long due to issues with equipment and scheduling

    Advice to Management

    Fixing company assets to make production more seamless and smooth

  3. "Not so great."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Depends on what department you work in.

    Cons

    A constant downward spiral, lack of leadership, no accountability


  4. "Overall good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good access to management
    Competitive benefits

    Cons

    Growing faster than their systems can support.
    Too much movement in Executive/BU management

    Advice to Management

    This is a good company full of passionate people. Make sure you are enabling and empowering them.


  5. "Don't care about employee"

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    Former Employee - Lab Analyst in Greenville, NC
    Former Employee - Lab Analyst in Greenville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent
    Co-Workers awesome

    Cons

    Management
    Not enough help hired

    Advice to Management

    Realize that you need more people actually doing the work rather than more VPs who do nothing to help get product out the door


  6. "Excellent Employees, Tons of Growth, Not very consistent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    These are some of the best people you will ever work with. The work is usually exciting and things change weekly if not daily, in a good way. Mostly new directors and they are active and engaged leaders compared to previous leadership.

    Cons

    The company is not the most "technologically advanced" to say the least. We have some internal systems that could be used for so much more. There is growth in the company, but you have to search for it and isn't always easy to find.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on those that have potential, take the time to ensure they have a future here, and give them the training needed to suceed. Take time to develop TOP leaders and not just managers and address management issues when they arise and be proactive. And finally, update the Cincinnati facility and utilize our systems to be fully utilized!


  7. "Focused on Financials"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Patheon full-time

    Pros

    Growing company and great opportunity to have an impact in a diverse environment ( aseptic, solid oral dose, biologics, APIs), global environment.

    Cons

    Company focused on bottom line and cutting cost and resources.

    Advice to Management

    Make Quality and Customers a priority

  8. "manager business development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Patheon full-time

    Pros

    # 1 in the business; healthier world. delivered

    Cons

    salary is low compare to other places, but it is in SC so it all balances out


  9. "Project Planner"

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    Current Employee - Project Planner and OE Change Leader in High Point, NC
    Current Employee - Project Planner and OE Change Leader in High Point, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance. 3 weeks PTO upon hire. 11 paid holidays. plus 4 floating holidays. Lots of opportunity for career growth and professional development.

    Cons

    Only 3 sick days (Emergency time off), and no bereavement days

    Advice to Management

    increase sick days to 5 and add bereavement option of 1 to 3 days based on relationship of employee to loved one. For example, immediate family member = 3 days bereavement; extended family or family friend = 1 day.


  10. "Take the good with the bad"

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    Current Employee - Scientist I in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, decent benefits, very nice PTO and paid holidays, good starting place for a career

    Cons

    work/life balance, ineffective management, reactive instead of proactive culture, have to wait 7 whole years to get more than 3 weeks of PTO per year

    Advice to Management

    listen when your employees give you feedback and stop giving in to customer whims at the expense of employee morale


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