Astellas Pharma US Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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Astellas Pharma US President and CEO, Astellas Pharma US and Astellas US Seigo Kashii
Seigo Kashii
23 Ratings

Pros
  • Work Life Balance-hours can be long but not unmanageable (in 5 reviews)

  • fairly good salary and benefits (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • High turnover of Senior management and having to constantly rebuild relationships (in 3 reviews)

  • Lack of leadership at Director levels (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Great Pipeline, Great People

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Orange, CA

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US

    Pros

    Job Security and great products.

    Cons

    Bad Middle Management and lots of excuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more training to Middle Management and monitor them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Big company, forget about the human touch

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    Former Employee - Clinical Document Associate in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Clinical Document Associate in Northbrook, IL

    I worked at Astellas Pharma US full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, time off was nice but also getting approval for vacation was difficult,

    Cons

    Not very good at offering you opportunities to advance your career Manager worked from home very often, hard to talk to her when she was not there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees & advise them as to WHAT they need to do to improve instead of just telling them they need to improve

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    So many big chiefs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Corporate job with the expected paycheck and benefits.

    Cons

    Very little communication, more and more is outsourced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have created an office culture of isolation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    They owe you nothing!!

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    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US

    Pros

    This position allows you to managed your own time and it pays well. You receive a company car and they pay for your cell phone and good health benefits.

    Cons

    You are just a number to them they have no loyalty as a company they will kick you to the curb at a blink of an eye.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good time off benefits and they allow you volunteer your time and not have to take personal vacation time as long as the charity is company approved.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Sales Rep

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time

    Pros

    Was a nice small company, great benefits

    Cons

    No job advancement, Pfizer is taking over the upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Very Japanese corporate culture with low respect for American employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    fairly good salary and benefits

    Cons

    You're treated like a cog in a machine, they place absolutely no value on your opinion and ideas, they clearly favor their Japanese employees and give them significantly better compensation, management seems to fumble around even as they treat you as the naive one. If they decide to layoff an entire research site they will give you literally no notice (call you all into a room and tell you to grab your belongings because you've all just lost your job).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house and get rid of all the Director and Senior Director level scientists filled with lots of self-regard but little acumen or creativity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. I have been working at Astellas for over 5 years and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience, the people & the people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people and culture are the best part of working at Astellas. Salaries are quite competitive and there are great opportunities for career advancement.

    Cons

    Astellas is a medium sized pharmaceutical company. Thus work can be challenging but fulfilling at times. If you're looking to do the minimum amount of work, this isn't the place for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Astellas Pharma US

    Pros

    People , training was excellent class and field

    Cons

    Comp package could be more consistent

  10. Astellas is an excellent pharmaceutical company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Astellas Pharma US full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There are good people working at Astellas, and they value work-life balance.Salaries are competitive and there are good opportunities for advancement. They respect employees and give them a voice in the decision-making process as much as possible.

    Cons

    Astellas is a medium sized pharmaceutical company, with limited experience in the US compared to large pharma companies. The company derives the majority of its revenue from Japan, although the US market is rapidly growing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Short term contract

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Astellas Pharma US as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Depending on the function, the middle management team is unqualified.

    Recommends

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