Astellas Pharma US

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US Corporate IT is very Toxic - Old boys club

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Former Employee - Senior Manager in Northbrook, IL
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Northbrook, IL

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

Pros

Working for Astellas as a company. Good benefits and good package.(but as they say, there is always a catch and If you work in IT ...you are doomed".)

Cons

IT department has no strategy. No respect for employees. Leader is over his head, arrogant. Senior IT leaders always find a scape goat to place the blame on. Does not respect diversity, no respect for women. In fact there is no woman who is above the title of senior manager. Very racist. Will work everyone too hard and if one thing goes wrong, the person who works so hard gets fired. There is no alignment within Senior IT leaders and so much in-fighting, politics within such a small team, brings down the morale of the whole team. Contractors and Consultants are treated as 2nd or 3rd class human beings.Total disrespect to consultants & contractors.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Actually this is to the Company Senior Management. Astellas overall is a good place to work but your IT Department is running a "mafia" like operation spoiling the name of the company. Review all the exit interviews from IT, the story will unfold. No prior IT employee will recommend this work place for anyone. Cleanup the IT leadership and make it a great place to work as the rest of Astellas.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Overall company fine, Corp IT is very TOXIC

    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 an year)

    Pros

    Company benefits are exceptional. Plenty of budget for projects.

    Cons

    Unethical and incompetent Corp IT group. It is scary to have an opinion that doesn't match what the leadership wants to hear. People are very good at blaming others for their poor decisions. It is a shame that the different IT groups feel like they are in competition with each other. This leads to cover-up activities which the other IT groups and Japan aren't aware of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change can't happen where there is no trust. Loyalty is valued over competency in Corp IT. It is obvious who needs to go, just have the courage to make the change.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad experience in IT Group

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology Support in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Information Technology Support in Northbrook, IL

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    great looking building, parking garage

    Cons

    Condescending attitude on part of management, no training time, employees are stressed all the time, expected to do tasks not in your job scope without direction or training, met with opposition from staff on first day. Not friendly group. Frustrated if you ask questions. Everyone leaves every Friday at noon so if you need anything after that you are out of luck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up the IT group. Everyone there is stressed and over committed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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