I worked at Astellas Europe full-time for more than 5 years
Pros – As starter you will learn classical topics of pharma business, if you like perpetual meetings without any structural otcome this is the place to be.
Cons – HR is acting as a lame duck, no support, no training, no reward, innovation is lacking, middle management has hierachical unrespectfull attitude to employees.
Advice to Senior Management – Wake up Tokyo, change is needed. Follow the code of conduct you installed and kick out some management in Leiden
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2014-02-20 04:47 PST
I have been working at Astellas Europe
Pros – Job Security and company generous with severance
Cons – Old fashioned Japanese management style
Advice to Senior Management – Use Japanese expatriates staff less and only if competent
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2008-06-17 09:00 PDT
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