Daiichi Sankyo Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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Daiichi Sankyo President, CEO, and Director Joji Nakayama
Joji Nakayama
39 Ratings

Pros
  • Great fun activities in holidays, work/life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • free Gym, great benefits, Good salary (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Bonus Structure is skewed to benefit large market cities, need more competitive salaries to compete with other companies (in 7 reviews)

  • Upper management has not respected our work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Good experience overall

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Daiichi Sankyo full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, great colleagues, had a good product (benicar). If you have no pharma sales experience and want to get into the industry, Daiichi is a great place to start.

    Cons

    Low pay for the industry, a lot of change went on in the senior management ranks.


  2. Wonderful Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Rutherford, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Rutherford, NJ
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Daiichi Sankyo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Employees, Nice building, competitive Salaries, Work/Life Balance, Built on Strong Company values and ethics,

    Cons

    Pipeline, Recently Reorganized, Most of your development is self initiated and most times you receive very little guidance, if any at all.


  3. Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Daiichi Sankyo (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Better work life balance than at previous companies.

    Cons

    Pipeline is limited and leadership had not been very good resulting in lots of turnover even at the highest level of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Strengthen pipeline in advance of patent losses.


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  5. Great culture

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Daiichi Sankyo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Genuine open-door policy Transparency Respect from upper management PTO is amazing Work-life balance

    Cons

    Not sure there are really any cons when stacked up against other US pharma companies this size

    Advice to Management

    Please don't sell off the US division.


  6. Sales Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pockets of solid leadership with many career opportunities thanks to high turnover rates

    Cons

    Too many people in high level roles are in over their head. Pay is much lower than industry standards


  7. Okay

    Current Employee - Primary Care Sale Representative
    Current Employee - Primary Care Sale Representative

    I have been working at Daiichi Sankyo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They will hire with no pharma experience

    Cons

    you will want to leave after two years


  8. Changing company....

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Daiichi Sankyo full-time

    Pros

    They had a nice culture with great people. Like many Pharma companies they are in a challenging time so they had to downsize and reorganize. I'm not sure where this will lead with the new Senior leadership that is certainly changing the culture.

    Cons

    They can't compete like they have in the past unless there are new products brought in. The only new product this year unfortunately is a disappointment and more layoffs will continue, as they can't meet their financial goals. They were very haphazard about who they laid off. The hiring Managers & Directors had no say so in who stayed. The result speaks for itself, there has been a mass exodus of talent.


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    Senior Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Daiichi Sankyo full-time

    Pros

    Cross-functional experiences, opportunities for development, support for innovation and efficiency, historically culture stayed the same despite various changes

    Cons

    Numerous recent reorganizations have left folks with a lack of confidence in management; many employees are departing. The future feels uncertain when it was always bright.


  10. Pharmaceutical representative

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    Former Employee - Parmaceutical Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Parmaceutical Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Daiichi Sankyo (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company and positive experience. Friendly co workers and good relationship with partner companies.

    Cons

    Management isn't to visible. They rarely talk to there empires I the field and are hard to reach at times

    Advice to Management

    Get in front your employees more!


  11. Temp

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Daiichi Sankyo (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people and culture are truly great. I will always be glad I had to opportunity to work there.

    Cons

    Upper management really doesn't know what they're doing.



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