Otsuka America

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Otsuka America

Pros

There are quite a few intelligent and respected individuals left at Otsuka. There has been significant change and I do believe that Otsuka has a bright future.

Cons

If you have never worked for BMS then you will not understand the culture. Otsuka is just a small BMS. Changes on a quaterly basis continues to bring in all ex-BMS people.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You need to start showing respect for those who work long hours and provide a ROI. In addition, you need to have a succession plan in place and a development plan in place.

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Otsuka divisions operate similarly around the U.S. Be careful working for any of them.

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at Otsuka America

    Pros

    Unemployed and they are close to where you live.

    Cons

    Unbridled racism against non-Japanese employees. Upper management is placed in positions based upon politics in Japan not because of experience or appropriate education. There will always be a Japanese employee above every American employee watching. Raises can be few and far inbetween. Bonus' may be offered with no intention of giving them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How many discrimination lawsuits does it take before you treat your American workers yet alone your female employees with respect?

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too little; too late

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    Current Employee - Director of Marketing
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing

    I have been working at Otsuka America

    Pros

    The company has a good product and a well trained sales force. The Board of Directors recognized the problem with the pre-existing management and changed it accordingly for the better, bringing in a new Chief Executive Officer and senior vice president of sales. The company reorganized and reconstructed itself to meet the needs of the customers. It was a small company and most of the people were friendly and willing to help even if under-educated in their areas of expertise. The location in Lafayette was beautiful and there was a good work life balance. I thought the company had potential.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, after only two years, the Board of Directors engaged another chief executive officer and laid off the senior vice president of sales. The new CEO had no experience in sales, marketing or for that matter management; therefore he listened to everything the chief financial officer said and didn't listen to anyone else. The company changed directions as to what they were selling three times in three years which led to inconsistent sales efforts. The company should have never been a stand alone firm; they didn't make enough in sales to warrant the overhead of accounting, finance, human resources, shipping, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't keep changing horses in the middle of the race. If you have hired good people, listen to their advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
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