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People under-valued

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Current Employee - APGD Employee in Northbrook, IL
Current Employee - APGD Employee in Northbrook, IL

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

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  1. Pharmaceutical Sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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    Starting to go down hill

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits great, beautiful complex, great employees, fun

    Cons

    Get stuck--few growth opportunities. "Old boy's" network at the top--no women, and some of those old boys are just plain nuts. Random, unexpected lay-offs from time to time. Your opinion and insights based on past experience are not always welcomed. They are starting to hire management from outside that is changing the company culture in a very negative way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire/Promote women! Stop hiring ex-consultants as managers! They have a totally different mindset and culture and are ruining Astellas!

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    No opinion of CEO
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