Catalent Pharma Solutions Employee Reviews

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Not Applicable (Current Employee) –  Kansas City, MOFebruary 13, 2019
If you are looking to grow this is not the place for you. No career path and poor training. There is also a toxic management attitude. People are assets no matter how valuable there actually are to the company.
Pros
Coworkers are good people
Cons
Just about everything else
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Complete lack of leadership in the company
Production Associate (Former Employee) –  Winchester, KYJanuary 28, 2019
This company is a mess. It was a mystery for me how it still operates and survives. It somehow succeeds in getting pills to its clueless customers, but the bubble will burst some day and someone has to pay for the bad management. It will probably be the low level employees who will be blamed, because the irresponsible leaders will say: “It wasn’t me and I did not know.” As long as the managers get paid without fear for their jobs, they will never even try to do anything. It used to be a good company, and employees were decently happy, but no more. Now employees are sad and the mood is gloomy and hopeless. The company increased the pay slightly in a desperate attempt to be competitive with the other better paying companies in the area, but even this did not stop people quitting disappointed by the poorly managed place. Even during business hours, people were looking for new jobs and applying to other businesses in hope of something better. It’s a complete failure of leadership dragging down the company to the bottom. More and more good and high integrity employees are leaving the company and no one even does anything to keep them there. It’s a shameless company that is only dedicated to profits and deceiving PR.
Pros
I didn't see any.
Cons
Feedback from employees to managers is not accepted at Catalent, Good companies have 360 performance evaluations, where employees can evaluate their own manager's ability to lead people, Catalent is not a good company, so they just don’t do it afraid of the outcome.
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warning
Production Associate I (Former Employee) –  Woodstock, ILJanuary 25, 2019
the job itsself is enjoyable not too slow not too fast depending on the line your on. co workers are friendly an everyone helps out when needed. 12 hour shifts are easy to get used to an there is lots of ot. the downfall is management is terrible an will stab you in the back in a heartbeat. there are too many leads and supervisers who lie and dont communicate.they are also very unorganized / they have so called policies but they only apply to certain people. very discriminitive.so dont get too comfortable.
Pros
co workers
Cons
management
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Great people to work with
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Winchester, KYJanuary 23, 2019
Overall a pretty good company, your job is to be taken very seriously. The decisions you make affect someone’s life considering your making their medicine. Patient is always first!
Pros
Paid lunch
Cons
Health insurance
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Great Place to Work
Metrologist (Former Employee) –  Woodstock, ILJanuary 17, 2019
Fast paced.
Great place to learn about Pharmaceutics.
Great Management
Collaborative culture.
Best part of the jobs was the people, they were always willing to do what it took to make a quality product.
Pros
People
Cons
None
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Manufacturing fill room
Operations Technician (Current Employee) –  Morrisville, NCJanuary 14, 2019
Typical day at Catalent Pharma consist of me coming in at six am most days but sometimes the start time would vary. I would gown in the proper attire then enter the fill room where we manufactured albuterol cans.
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A “family” oriented company
Pharmaceutical Technician (Former Employee) –  Winchester, KYJanuary 14, 2019
There are a lot of family members working at the company and there are a lot of personal relationships, like boyfriends, girlfriends, and long-time buddies. Those are usually the only people who get promoted at Catalent despite the existence of the human resource department which suppose to make sure everyone is treated equally. The practice in the company is widespread and there are a lot of people on responsible positions, who have neither the talent, nor the intelligence to deal with the requirements of the job. Positions are advertised internally and externally to the public, because they have to be, but candidates almost never have a chance, because decision has already been made in advance for some friend or relative to get promoted or hired. The hiring process is just a formality to get the company off the hook. Anyone who comes to the company and has no relatives there cannot hope to get a promotion any soon or at least before he or she dedicates at least five years of service to the company at the lowest level and gets to know someone very close. This company can never be competitive with other companies in the industry until it realizes that such practices are devastating for the business and no good and intelligent people will ever want to work at such discriminating place.
Pros
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Cons
Ineffective HR department.
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Extreme division between administration and production
Pharmaceutical Technician (Former Employee) –  Winchester, KYJanuary 8, 2019
Division of labor at Catalent was taken to its extreme. Everyone was only interested in what they were paid to do without caring for anything or anyone else. There was very poor communication about what is actually happening in production, and management was ignorant about the problems. It was very difficult and stressful to work for the company. HR department only stated that they have open door policy, but it was only fictitious and a facade. It was an open door, but closed email policy. Any time there was a problem that needs to be address and only the HR area manager could fix it, it was completely impossible to reach him. He never answers to emails and he was known to be very busy and not having time for employees. The company completely lacks leadership and desire for any improvement. There was a lot of fake propaganda going on there. They have a program called “Patients First” and always tried to sell it to the employees. Company’s policy is rather patients first and employees last. Unfortunately, the scary part was that the ignored employees were the ones who make the drugs for the patients and everything depends on their motivation.
If anyone is looking just for a job in order to waste their life somewhere, this company is not such a bad place for this purpose. But if anyone thinks that they will get any satisfaction from their job at Catalent, you better look for more responsible company. Nobody listens in this company. Administration says employees should talk to their supervisors. The supervisors don’t have the mentality and education, and they only pay attention
  more... to the manufacturing and not employees. Everyone lives in their own world at this place and if you are not their boss they do not feel any obligation to pay attention to you. There is a huge gap between administration and production and employees are always misinformed about their jobs and responsibilities. There is a lot of frustration going on and moral was at its lowest due to constant miscommunication. It was very stressful on a daily basis due to lack of cooperation between departments and constant misinformation of employees in production. Supervisors were constantly miscommunicating with employees in order to exercise superiority.  less
Pros
Not many
Cons
No job satisfaction
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productive fun but cutt throat
pa 1 (Former Employee) –  Woodstock, ILJanuary 8, 2019
if your looking for overtime an to make money its an excellent place to be. the 12 hours is not bad . co workers are easy to get along with but be very carefull with management. they discriminate to the fact that they do not treat everyone fairly or equaly. they are very unorganised and do not communicate at all.
Pros
lots of ot. an benifits arnt bad
Cons
do not show any appriciation toward their employees. not even a christmas dinner.
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Very poor training for a company that makes drugs
Pharmaceutical Technician (Former Employee) –  Winchester, KYJanuary 7, 2019
I worked at the company for years. In the beginning it was just the next job for me and everyone was very nice to the new employees. Then, being there for a year, I started to see the real culture of the company. There was no formal training at all. There were a couple of attempts for orientation for a week, but it changed several times, and every new change made the initial training more useless than the last one. This initial orientation was just general stuff and no one knew what they were talking about. After the orientation, everyone was thrown to the wolves. We were not pushed to do much immediately, because we could make mistakes and making drugs is a serious matter. This is where the new employee formal training stopped. I worked normal shifts and it was a nightmare. Every day the supervisor sent us to work to a different place, instead of keeping us at the same one, where we can learn fast. It was like the supervisors hated the company and they tried their best to sabotage the employees by shuffling them around. Every night I was assigned to a new room leader, who did not have any idea what I learned so far. This was extremely frustrating. Room leaders protect their jobs and knowledge and they are not very motivated and paid to constantly teach new employees, so the result was a very slow to non-existent training. What I could learn in six months, took me almost two years, because no one cared, especially the supervisors. Having in mind that this is a pharmaceutical company, I can’t imagine what kind of medicine leaves its doors with poorly trained employees. The  more... major phrase in the company was “I don’t care”, and neither supervisors nor HR or training department were doing anything to improve the situation. My manager even said once that he wasn’t the one making the big money, so he never even attempted to listen to the employees and always ignored our requests for improvement. The general manager of the facility was told several times about the training issue, but he was never motivated to do anything other than looking for more business to improve the profitability at the expense of the patients who will take the medication this company produces with ignorant employees.  less
Pros
None
Cons
Very stressful work conditions
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Not a company to work for
Scientist, AR&D (Current Employee) –  Saint Petersburg, FLJanuary 6, 2019
disorganized management
minimum learning opportunities for employees
disorganized culture
hard to cooperate cross-functionally
nice weather in Florida
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Great Place to Work
Drug Product Manufacturing Associate (Prep) (Current Employee) –  Bloomington, INDecember 27, 2018
The hours are consistent and the pay is better than most places around this area. The work environment, while it can be hectic at times, is very positive most of the time. The people are great to work with. There are great benefits offered through this company including ample PTO, annual raises, quarterly bonuses, and insurance.
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poor management
manufacturing associate (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, INDecember 21, 2018
This company has a lot of things to work on. Unless you are hired into the position you desire you will regret applying. Advancement and accelerating in your career is nearly impossible under some departments because of controlling supervisors. The most enjoyable part of the job was when I didn't have to worry about being physically pushed/harassed or know I had to complete some one else's uncompleted work.
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Goal and advancement oriented place to wirk.
Contract Employee (Current Employee) –  Winchester, KYDecember 20, 2018
Good place to work. Although I had hoped to be hired as regular employee instead of a contract employee by this time. My manager is trying to help me get on full time, but the transitional hiring has been put on hold.
Pros
Good pay.
Cons
Working as contractor
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Excellent work culture
Manager, Quality Systems (Current Employee) –  Morrisville, NCNovember 26, 2018
The organization embraces the Patient First culture. It focuses on delivering drugs to enhance patients quality of life. This concept is promoted from the new hire orientation and re-enforced continuously.
Pros
Delivery drugs to enhance quality of life
Cons
Less meetings
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Good People, weak upper & mid management
Associate (Current Employee) –  Kansas City, MONovember 10, 2018
Need improved communication between mid-level management and direct reports. Egos need to be checked at the door. Play favorites in much of the decision making.
Pros
passion for putting Patients First!
Cons
Egos displayed by many in management
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Production Associate II (Former Employee) –  Woodstock, ILNovember 5, 2018
Management tends to not have the backs of employees. Mostly felt like a merry go round with employees at times. Didnt know who to trust sometimes. Work keeps you busy for the most part. Alot of SOP's to read on the computer which is time consuming and repetitive at times.
Pros
Alot of good and friendly people to work with.
Cons
Management tends to not believe in there employees.
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Good people but lack of proper management
SENIOR ASSOCIATE SCIENTIST (Stability) (Former Employee) –  Morrisville, NCNovember 2, 2018
Turn over rate is so high, employees are overstretched. Managers spend most of their time in meetings and very little time improving working conditions
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Nothing ever goes as planned
Packaging Technician (Current Employee) –  Kansas City, MOOctober 30, 2018
I could never get a good answer from anyone while I was there. Management felt unorganized and played favorites very heavily which caused a lot of animosity. Morale is a serious downfall of this company and its rare to find happy people that aren't oblivious or clear favorites.
Pros
Fun Coworkers
Cons
Poor everything you want except maybe benefits
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Good place to work
Product Quality Specialist (Current Employee) –  Winchester, KYOctober 30, 2018
It is a good company to work to gain experience to learn the different facets of the Pharma industry. The people are very Kind and open and willing to teach
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