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Helpful (3)

People under-valued

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - APGD Employee in Northbrook, IL
Current Employee - APGD Employee in Northbrook, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

The comp and benefits package is very good. Other nice offerings by the company include paid volunteer time off and a paid shutdown at the end of the calendar year.

Cons

The US headquarters greatly under-values people. If an employee brings a concern to HR, instead of an investigation, the employee becomes the target of abuse by management. It appears that the thought process from HR to the business unit management is to make an employee so miserable that they will leave the company. If that tactic doesn't work, Management (with the help of HR), will twist information or even blatantly lie in order to create a case of poor performance/incompetence so that employees can be terminated. Unfortunately, I have seen too many outstanding employees leave (either on their own or due to termination of employment) the company over the several years.

Advice to Management

Invest in your people. If someone brings a concern to management or HR, work with that person to make Astellas the great company it used to be.

Other Employee Reviews for Astellas Pharma US

  1. Pharmaceutical Sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people and products. There are a lot of good ideas generated here. I really have enjoyed my time here.

    Cons

    Under new management, there have been many good and experienced representatives leaving the company. The trend is toward new, inexperienced people. It is a shame.

    Advice to Management

    Look at specific areas where many people are leaving. Ask yourself why good reps with good track records are leaving.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Mgmt teams in dire need of professional training..tend to be vindictive. HR takes hands off approach. Too many chiefs.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Trial Associate in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Clinical Trial Associate in Northbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits package is pretty good. A good place to start a clinical career and then move to Big Pharma.

    Cons

    Cliques and politics make it difficult to function. Trust levels low to non existent. Clinical mgmt lack communication skills. Works in silos.

    Advice to Management

    Retire incompetent mgmt staff or provide mandatory extensive professional training programs to enhance skill sets. Listen to and act on employee feedback.


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