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Updated April 12, 2017
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Patheon CEO and Director James C. (Jim) Mullen
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Pros
  • Some departments are full of great people (in 12 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Work life balance depends on role (in 7 reviews)

  • Long hours to meet commercial deadlines (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Rewarding, broad, and eye opening"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Formulation Technologist in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Formulation Technologist in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great teams of employees willing to help and push through hard times. It is great to see the dedication the employees have towards their work.

    Cons

    It is hard to simplify current processes as many of the processes are not mapped. Little support has been given to improve the day to day life and responsibilities because so much work is needed.

    Advice to Management

    Please support those who want to improve processes.


  2. "Starters"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Diversity, Collaboration, Resourceful, Cross-functional, Investigational

    Cons

    Wants to maintain status quo


  3. "Good company to work for."

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


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Would Not Recommend to Anyone"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    initial pay, dental, medical, 401K

    Cons

    management, morale, raises, promotions, lack of appreciation.

    Advice to Management

    if you know you have great workers on your team, treat them like it! bring their morale up so they can share the positivity with others, enforce the need of good teamwork in a team environment, and lead by example.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Heavy Duty"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operator/Tech in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Operator/Tech in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Patheon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay And Benefits For Their Workers

    Cons

    Management Needs To Treat Everyone Fairly

    Advice to Management

    Need To Quit Making Promises To Workers That They Cant Keep


  7. "Good place but very high paced"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Patheon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Really enjoyed the people and what we did, developing biopharmaceuticals that changed people's lives, but the pay got stagnant and opportunities for growth did as well.

    Cons

    Some people were working 60-70 hours a day and higher level advancement meant moving and traveling. The pay was ok.

    Advice to Management

    Stay connected to your employees


  8. "Good company but could use more decision makers in management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Patheon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun at times, good people to work with, pay and benefits are good. As long as you get your job done it is flexible enough

    Cons

    Management does not make decisions. Antiquated systems and processes. Can be long hours and stressful. Work life balance depends on role

    Advice to Management

    Stop saying you are managing from an elevated position preventing decisions. Either manage strategically and make decisions or get in the day to day and see what needs to be improved.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist III in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Scientist III in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People.
    Flexible with work hours and time off policies.
    The head of my group is willing to defend and support us.

    Cons

    Management is concerned about revenue, not quality.
    Due to lack of understanding, new rules and requirements are constantly implemented which make easy work difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Do not change work procedures without a full understanding of its impact. Too many unintended consequences which prevent us from doing our job.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great for entry level experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist II in High Point, NC
    Former Employee - Scientist II in High Point, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Patheon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great technical exposure.

    Cons

    Management is only focused on monthly goals and not developing people.

    Advice to Management

    Change the culture to grow more talent within.


  11. "Lead Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Manufacturing Operator in Bend, OR
    Former Employee - Lead Manufacturing Operator in Bend, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Patheon (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are some people you work with that make work feel like play.

    Cons

    There are other people, in the wrong position, that make you work twice as hard to complete the simplest of tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to decipher the talents of your employees and place them in the best position.



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