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Compared to what is out there, this is a good place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Scientific Affairs Manager  in  Deerfield, IL
Current Employee - Scientific Affairs Manager in Deerfield, IL

I have been working at Astellas Pharma US

Pros

Excellent benefits (health, dental, life, etc.), company car, strong 401k with additional annual bump
Good Income/bonus, stock option alternative compared to other companies
Good vacation time, half day Fridays, very good work-life balance (depending upon your manager)
Annual year end shutdown between Christmas and New Years

Cons

Very, very, very poor management (although some managers are trying to improve and have become much better) Senior Management represents the biggest problem. Many of them are so embarrassing and have no business being employed by the company.
Some managers are very mean
Remember, in this line of work, you don't necessarily work for a company, you work for your manager, if they are bad, you are screwed. However, if they are at least decent, you are in a good to great spot.
Some managers are not very fair in how they share recognition or respect.
Company can be highly political, especially in certain departments
Scientific Affairs is a good place to work, but other departments I would not go near.
Sales force seems to be under a great deal of pressure to deliver.
Some backstabbing, caddy behavior, and inappropriate behavior.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Clean up the ranks. Get competent people who know how to lead.
There is a lot of things that occur that are highly inappropriate, especially in sales. Most of it has to do with certain managers

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    a nice place to visit, but some departments suffer from too much politics.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US

    Pros

    very good pay, some opportunities for career growth, no lack of work, non-management coworkers are excellent, flexible work hours, growing company

    Cons

    lots of politics at the management level leads to shifting priorities, team goals, and worst of all, very good talent is sometimes let go. management as a whole seems too intent on protecting itself and not caring about the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to get together and figure out company goals, then work together to achieve them instead of blaming each other, etc.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Asstellas

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, company car. Decent products

    Cons

    Terrible leadership. Purely numbers driven.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that there are situations that can't be fixed

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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