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People under-valued

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
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)

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

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.

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  1. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Trial Associate in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Clinical Trial Associate in Northbrook, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  2. Great benefits but very questionable treatment that varies from manager to manager and area

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great salary and seems very solid financially.

    Cons

    Flex Fridays? Depends on where you are......manager behavior is borderline abusive. No patience what so ever, I know new PCP reps who are treated poorly only after a few months out of training, it's crazy.

    Advice to Management

    Hire leaders! Foster an environment of true leadership rather than management! Anybody can manage. Calm down and look at your expectations. Get a hold of your managers and talk to their people about their practices. I've never worked for a company where so many people talk about lawsuit and bringing class action against them.


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