Daiichi Sankyo Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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Daiichi Sankyo President, CEO, and Director Joji Nakayama
Joji Nakayama
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Pros
  • Great fun activities in holidays, work/life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Great benefits, great management, and decent money-making potential (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. Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daiichi Sankyo full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits and work life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of strategic planning and collaboration.

  2. Good Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daiichi Sankyo full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn the pharmaceutical business. Overall good benefits and management team. Training top notch.

    Cons

    Changing culture with new upper management. Not good with communication.

  3. So far so good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daiichi Sankyo full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    culture is good, management is pretty solid. Pipeline is decent too. Opportunities are available if you earn them.

    Cons

    Always change within the sales force. Pipeline could be stronger. pay is on the lower side in pharma.

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  5. Changing environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Daiichi Sankyo full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Felt like family and not so cooperate

    Cons

    Base was low decreasing commissions no pipeline and reorganizations

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees

  6. Primary Care

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    Current Employee - Primary Care Sales in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Primary Care Sales in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Daiichi Sankyo

    Pros

    Good products and promising pipeline

    Cons

    There's a shift in management and product portfolios, and the company is struggling to find its identity.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with your teams

  7. Pharmaceutical Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Daiichi Sankyo

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The people and training are fantastic

    Cons

    Future pipeline is not great.

  8. Uninspiring company with problematic people in charge

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    Current Employee - Clinical Operations in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Clinical Operations in Edison, NJ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work work from home policy (up to 3 days per week) for most employees. Benefits pretty good.

    Cons

    No worthwhile products in late stage products in development.
    Only one FDA submission in ~ 5 years (with was a dud of a product).
    Many in upper management are not very good leaders. Too many driftwood folks that hamper progress.
    Pharma development not very good with cumbersome procedures and 2nd rate directors making poor decisions (ie, purchasing an Indian generic drug company with known manufacturing problems, pursuing oncology projects with little chance of success, over-engineering internal procedures that offer no real benefit.
    Management in Japan, seems oblivious and concerned with useless tasks (ie, constantly reviewing documents and procedures but afraid to approve or finalize things).

    Advice to Management

    Start looking at productivity of your clinical directors and and remove many of them. Start hiring top talent, not refugees from big pharma who just want to coast till retirement.

  9. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daiichi Sankyo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and collaborative culture

    Cons

    Great people and collaborative couture

    Advice to Management

    Become less bureaucratic

  10. Valuable experience.

    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative

    I worked at Daiichi Sankyo

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High level of personal accountability.

    Cons

    Smaller salaries compared to other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Less micro management.

  11. DSI

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daiichi Sankyo

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Direct co-workers, direct leadership, benefits

    Cons

    Compensation, data integrity, senior leadership, pipeline

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