Why Colorcon?

This information is designed to provide prospective Colorcon candidates with insight into our company culture and principles.

Colorcon’s Six Global Operating Principles serve as a guide in our organization’s approach and policies. As you learn more about Colorcon you will begin to see the impact these have on our culture. 

Business Approach

Colorcon’s success is a direct result of our loyal customers and our excellent employees around the world. With our strong Customer focus, we strive to go above and beyond what the customer asks for and provide them with exceptional service. Our employees in the market are engaging with customers, identifying needs, offering unique solutions and communicating back to our organization. Colorcon’s products and services are designed to speed our customers’ products to market, increase efficiency and reduce risk in their ongoing production. Customer Focus has driven our product development, customer service and infrastructure evolution for over 50 years and will continue to do so. We are a privately-owned company with strong financial support and discipline; which means we are able to invest in improvement opportunities faster than most public companies.


Colorcon’s organizational matrix structure overlays geographical, business, functional and customer components. Through Teamwork we embrace the value of collaboration, held together by clear, actionable business strategies. Our managers understand their role in the big picture and drive the whole process. This organization requires our employees and managers to be team oriented, flexible and mature. Many managers have the opportunity to travel around the world to execute their job or support their teams.


The culture at Colorcon is defined by actions that exhibit Speed and Simplicity. Avoiding complications, reducing and eliminating non-value-added steps and leveraging technology, helps us achieve organizational effectiveness. Managers count on high levels of visibility, support, expectations, results, and reinforcement. Empowerment here means that we trust colleagues with responsibility and decision making. Managers are expected to take initiative and help when their skills are needed without being asked. A key skill for our managers must be the simultaneous demonstration of leadership and teamwork, and that happens around the world at Colorcon every day.


“Treat people the way you want to be treated,” The Golden Rule – All Colorcon employees are expected to demonstrate mutual respect, trustworthiness, and value personal and cultural differences. Colorcon employees use the Golden Rule as a guide, personally and professionally. We extend the same courtesy to our customers, partners, suppliers and even our competitors. Colorcon training and development programs give our employees the knowledge and motivation they need to influence their careers and help meet individual and professional goals.

Performance Record

Thanks again to our great customers that have enabled Colorcon to continuously achieve its business goals. Expectations of continuous growth are inherent at Colorcon – and those expectations are consistently achieved. We continuously extend our market activities (products, services, geography) and streamline our operations (investing in systems, infrastructure, and processes) to meet our goals. We are always striving to Keep Getting Better at every level of our organization. We know that in order to help our customers achieve their objectives we must continuously improve, develop the best products and services to accomplish that mission.

Future Opportunities

Colorcon is a long term, committed participant in the pharmaceutical excipients and services market. As Colorcon continues to expand globally and develop new products and services our employees will continue to have increasing opportunities for growth and success.

Social Responsibility

We recognize that our responsibilities go far beyond producing pharmaceutical film coatings and excipients. It’s about the patients and consumers who rely on pharmaceutical products to live better lives and to enrich the communities where we operate and work. Corporate Social Responsibility is about integrating economic, environmental and social objectives with our operations and growth.

Our corporate social responsibility philosophy is rooted in the core principles of responsible operations, the advancement of society and the progress in education.


Colorcon's UK Gender Pay Gap Report for April 2018

Colorcon Inc. Modern Slavery Act Statement, 2017-2018