Astellas
4.0 of 5 9 reviews
www.astellas.com Tokyo, Japan 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 5, 2014

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Yoshihiko Hatanaka

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86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Excellent company to work for

    Senior Database Programmer (Current Employee)
    Deerfield, IL

    ProsGreat benefits: paid maternity leave STD (up to 9 weeks), 401K matching up to 5% and then typically another 5%, 3 weeks vacation to start plus 1 week company shutdown at Christmas, excellent pay, flexible work schedule (work from home two days a week + summer hours year round), great work/life balance.

    ConsMany layers of managers, I.e. team lead, manager, senior manager, associate director, director, senior director.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCould afford to remove a few layers if middle management so workforce could be beefed up as outsourcing is not always key as you get what you pay for, plus rehiring will end up happening, I.e. Clinical (SAS) Programmers in Global Data Science.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    One of my better employers

    Senior Representative (Current Employee)
    New Haven, CT

    ProsFair work life family balance. Total compensation package is great!

    ConsSome of the middle management is questionable

    Advice to Senior ManagementHeaded in the right direction.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The best pharma company to work for

    Sales (Current Employee)

    ProsDynamic organization that listens to its sales force. Excellent corporate organization and structure. Wonderful work-life balance

    ConsHave to do things sometimes to " check a box." Legal can be a little more aggressive with marketing materials. MAP process is very cumbersome.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management is great with a core focus on growth and growing business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work.

    Senior Sales Representative II, Specialty (Current Employee)
    Fort Wayne, IN

    ProsPipeline of great products in urology & oncology
    Promote from within
    Good balance between work & family

    ConsI do not have any at this time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to listen to your employees. Several companies have failed when they failed to find value in employee's opinions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Astellas is an excellent employer, good future prospects.

    Director (Current Employee)
    Deerfield, IL

    ProsBenefits, compensation, work life balance, opportunities to excel. Autonomy of the US unit from Japanese HQ, while still supported fiscally and organizationally. Good product pipeline in a tough industry.

    ConsLack of mature business processes, some - but not most - leaders either need to move on because they are out of date or came up through ranks and don't have necessary skills. Risk of impact from increased governmental regulation and/or universal healthcare.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOn a good path already, no specific recommendations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Astellas overall average employer

    Associate Scientist (Current Employee)
    Deerfield, IL

    ProsCompany is growing at a time when most companies are downsizing. Salary and benefits are reasonable.

    ConsOlder facilities, workspace environment could be rennovated, communication within the company is not as good as it could be.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company should hold retreats for middle managers, to improve their supervisory skills. Senior management should take a poll of employee thoughts on where the company is headed.

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    Good work/life balance

    QC Chemist (Former Employee)

    ProsRelaxed but very busy when there is a lot to do. Good if you do your work on time and to a high standard. Departments are structured very well and there is a positive atmosphere.

    ConsCan be quite busy at times and work load becomes too much for one person.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I've got good experience during work at Astellas

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat Atmosphere, feel that you are working with your family, good plans are prepared for the next three years.

    ConsAstellas should make more steps to match the employees' needs to be more qualified and more professional then to give more value to Astellas

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more attention to all branches world wide. Trust your own employees to promote Astellas products, because Astellas Sales teams are more passionate to sell Astellas products.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It is a nice company to work with

    Analyst (Former Employee)

    Proscompansation is good. location is good

    Consworkload are not evenly distributed

    Advice to Senior Managementno advice at this time

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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