Astellas Pharma US

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Astellas Pharma US Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
61 Reviews
3.2
61 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Best company I've worked for

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Great benefits, pay, work/life balance. Astellas as a whole is a great place to work, the best company I've ever worked for.

    Cons

    Too many management layers, too many cooks in the kitchen without trust in Subject Matter Experts. Micromanaging due to lack of confidence as a manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow workforce, cut down on management, and cut down on outsourcing since you get what you pay for

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    IT Systems Managers

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Northbrook, IL

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are very solid and the compensation is very solid.

    Cons

    Work life balance is way more toward work than life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more resources.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Above average

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, beautiful new office setting

    Cons

    Not any that I can think of right now

  7.  

    Sales Rep

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great manager, salary levels standard for industry

    Cons

    A little too much micro managed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Astellas APGD-EU is a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leiderdorp (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leiderdorp (Netherlands)

    I worked at Astellas Pharma US

    Pros

    R&D organization (NL) is a great place to work:
    - open atmosphere,
    - strong focus on learning and personal development
    - good career opportunities
    - a strong company culture with interesting colleagues, which if you fit in makes work a great place to be

    Cons

    R&D and marketing are not in the same location, which makes the effective collaboration between those important functions more challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    No opinion 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.  

    Great company with very good future

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US

    Pros

    Leadership
    Great Pipeline
    Company will grow and so can a hard-worker

    Cons

    low salary
    The role of Pharmaceutical sales reps are on the decline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay better base salaries and keep good people around.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great employees and environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norman, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norman, OK

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US as an intern

    Pros

    Astellas is a great place to work in short term. The environment is great since everyone who works there is extremely friendly. Everyone is always willing to help no matter the situation/problem.

    Cons

    I feel the most detrimental thing about working at Astellas is that it is extremely hard to advance your career. You will be stuck in the same position for a very long time even though you push yourself to a limit everyday.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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