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Patheon Reviews

Updated December 15, 2017
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Patheon CEO and Director James C. (Jim) Mullen
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  • Needs help to keep the work life balance (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for."

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    • Senior Management
    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. "I enjoy it at Patheon"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in High Point, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in High Point, NC

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

    Pros

    Good pay, management and benefits

    Cons

    A bit of fire-fighting at times. Occasional belt-tightening.

  3. "Great place to build a career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Patheon full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Now part of larger Thermo Fisher Scientific. As an employee you are expected to perform, but not overloaded with impossible tasks. The company appreciates the employee.

    Cons

    Organization struggles, but the company and its employees work hard to iron out the details.


  4. "A company with growing pains"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Patheon full-time

    Pros

    A very flexible place to work

    Cons

    Overall lack of communication hindering work


  5. "OSD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Love my co-workers. Good benefit.

    Cons

    Training could be a lot better.


  6. "Pharma Technology Technician"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technology Technician in Manati, PR
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technology Technician in Manati, PR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You going to learn a lot by the Senior Scientific

    Cons

    Low payment, dont have a lot cross training

    Advice to Management

    Raise the salary


  7. "Not crazy about the schedule"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Patheon full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, good people, exciting job

    Cons

    schedule for production is no fun

  8. "TT Project Manager"

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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 experience potential with a lot of hard work and constant team interactions. The site has a lot of history and is very family friendly.

    Cons

    The site is very resistant to change and is slow to adapt to a migrating industry. There are very old and outdated systems that slow progress and create delays. Company is far too revenue focused and does not give much attention to the client.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the site. There is a lot of potential but the site needs people to run it. Without new employees and new equipment, there will continue to be issues moving forward.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Production Technician"

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    Current Employee - Production Technician in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My coworkers and peers are great.

    Cons

    Horrible supervisors, terrible management, schedule is always before quality or safety, the pay is below average, no opportunities for advancement, stuck in a clean room for 10 to 12 hours a day.

    Advice to Management

    They should hire experienced supervisors who know what they are doing and stop throwing technicians under the bus. Management is not open to minorities almost all supervisors and managers are white males which has created a good old boys club.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Potential - But Not There Yet"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Patheon full-time

    Pros

    - Opportunities for advancement / role change.
    - Growing company.
    - Diverse workforce.
    - Great people.
    - Lots of improvements to work/life balance over the last year.

    Cons

    - Terrible work/life balance depending on department.
    - Definite management glass ceiling unless you're in the inner circle of managers.
    - Constantly changing management/director level makes it difficult to get representation.
    - Recent culture of fear as a means of reducing human error.
    - Below industry-average pay.
    - Terrible supply chain. Constantly running out of materials and supplies.

    Advice to Management

    Fix supply chain, stop giving decision-making power to people who have no idea how the business works, focus on nurturing development of staff instead of scaring them into compliance.


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