Patheon Reviews

Updated Jun 10, 2021

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2.6
63%
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Patheon President and CEO Marc N. Casper
Marc N. Casper
9 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people and work atmosphere(in 19 reviews)

  • "good company overall and good benefits(in 13 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance depends on role(in 12 reviews)

  • "Long hours and no work home balance(in 11 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to gain experience

      Jan 28, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good place to gain experience

      Cons

      Career progression and development path is not clear

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    2. 1.0
      Current Employee

      horrible

      Mar 30, 2021 - Analyst in Swinton, South Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      none none none none none

      Cons

      a lot things going wrong

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great people, terrible management

      Jan 6, 2021 - Human Resources in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, working towards great things

      Cons

      culture of bullying and disorganised

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Great place for experience, hardworking staff, old-fashioned and poor leadership

      Oct 20, 2019 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great for experience and interesting due to high customer portfolio. Some helpful and caring people. Big network globally - large talent pool.

      Cons

      Staff are generally overworked and the compensation is not where it should be. Training is not something the company invests on. Talk of career progression is just a load of garbage - never happens.

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      total rubbish

      Sep 8, 2019 - SCIENTIFIC OFFICER in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      people are nice and can be helpful except managers.

      Cons

      worst management structure with no career progression. Things are done the long way, no one listens to you or your ideas, people are degraded. Too much focus on contractors and placement students. No professionalism at all.

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Bullied horribly

      Oct 10, 2015 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Others in the same boat so I had people to talk to

      Cons

      I was bullied horribly by my line manager. He was supported by his boss and between them they found perverse pleasure in trying to break my confidence always with the caveat "I don't mean to knock your confidence but....." Bullying me became a sport to them. Neither of them was emotionally intelligent and one would not accuse my line manager's boss of being intelligent at all. Given he didn't actually have a job for 18 months before he got offered a directorship at Patheon, I imagine they recruited him out of desperation. That said he quite openly slates his predecessors and I suppose that is just insecurity. The only positive I take from the experience i that handled it all with dignity and professionalism and that their attempts to break me were just evidence of their insecurities. I would steer clear - if they lose just one key contract the place will shut down as it almost did 18 months ago.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      established pharmaceutical contract manufaturer

      Aug 5, 2015 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      M4 corridor based - easy access to London and the rest of Southern England. Multiple established products and new innovative contracts continually produced for international market.

      Cons

      Site is its own company but is controlled by a larger umbrella corporate group, which sometimes leads to employees not feeling as valued by 'corporate' as employees at other sites might feel.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Great people but......

      Mar 14, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some of the best people i've ever worked with - really passionate about what they do

      Cons

      dictatorship way of running things - verging on bullying

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Analytical scientist

      Jan 20, 2015 - Analytical Scientist in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Busy and lots of opportunities to prove yourself

      Cons

      Felt like a commodity, company did not respect their staff. Felt like a high turnover of staff was expected and therefore you are pushed to breaking point and not valued for it. Felt customers let down at times due to too much work throughput

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    10. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Could be ok, but.....

      Feb 26, 2017 - Quality in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Challenges Novel dosage forms Potential scope to make improvements

      Cons

      Politics Lack of adequate resources Will say "yes" to clients at the expense of doing what's right (and the impact on staff)

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