Otsuka America Pharmaceutical

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It was great working for Otsuka.

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Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Representative in San Antonio, TX
Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Representative in San Antonio, TX

I worked at Otsuka America Pharmaceutical full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Listened to employees, great benefits, part of a family. Autonomy. Even though I was laid off over all a very good company to work for. Great product Abilify.

Cons

Last couple of years I was there there was a lot of mismanagement, I didn't even have a district manager two different times for over two years. Massive layoff of upper management and sales personnel

Advice to ManagementAdvice

At this point there isn't anything I would say, they were good to me.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    I liked many of the people I worked with but the company's senior management was very limited

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    Former Employee - Manager in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Manager in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Otsuka America Pharmaceutical

    Pros

    This is based on my experience prior to 2009

    Generally good people to work with and a Japanese President who was people oriented

    Work friendly environment

    Cons

    Withe new CEO in place during 2008 the environment became toxic. Senior management who were former BMS replaced the existing team and they systematically laid off sales, marketing, corporate head office people.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great company, misguided management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Otsuka America Pharmaceutical

    Pros

    If you are lucky enough to get a full-time job here, the benefits are second to none. PTO is exceptional, even from the beginning, and health/dental plans are great.

    Cons

    Otsuka seems to be having difficulties transitioning to becoming a larger company. They do not want to increase head count at any of their locations, even though the workload (and budget of company) have doubled in recent years. Instead, contractors have been hired to increase head count and replace employees recently laid off, which has had a negative effect on employee morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Otsuka is a wonderful company that seems to be going through growing pains. Their biggest issues center around their recent IPO, which has caused senior management to care more about yearly profits than long term financial success. This has caused a reduction of benefits, shrinking of full-time workers, and an increase in the number of contractors.

    Overall, the benefits are still very good, middle management is great, and Otsuka is a great company to work for. However, they need to figure out their transition from a small to a mid-size pharmaceutical company.

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