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Friendly people, misguided leadership

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Former Employee - Scientist  in  Rockleigh, NJ
Former Employee - Scientist in Rockleigh, NJ

I worked at Takasago International full-time for more than a year

Pros

Diverse customer base - work on different projects with wide variety of companies
Friendly people - high level of cooperation
Relaxed atmosphere - no pressure
Great place to work a job, but if you're looking to grow in your career, look elsewhere (read on)

Cons

Management unable to provide clear priorities and expectations
Ineffective use of resources leading to misalignment with business demands
Under-utilization of talent in several departments, unproductive and inefficient systems accepted as standard practice
Low morale, high disengagement, lack of focus, absence of mission from leadership
Individualized culture with minimal opportunity to collaborate and thus to grow
Goal-setting poorly done and not top-down, lack of mission statement doesn't help
Once-a-year performance review lacks relevance and situational context, therefore not actionable
Lack of periodic feedback leads to lack of motivation to improve; this is on a department basis - doing things the same way because no reason to change (improve) is seen or voiced

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There are no wrong answers, but there are things you can be doing better, i.e. employee development and engagement. Are you getting the best of what your employees have to offer? I believe a good start is by asking, measuring and tracking the answers regularly.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Takasago International

  1.  

    The company is not sure where it is headed

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rockleigh, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockleigh, NJ

    I worked at Takasago International

    Pros

    Large companies most often get better briefs.

    Cons

    But even with great briefs, you still need good management to direct the submissions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    0

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good people, bad salaries

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant
    Current Employee - Assistant

    I have been working at Takasago International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Takasago has great people to work. It's a fragrance house very friendly and has very fun people. Everyone very polite!

    Cons

    Few people, makes you work more. No carreer plans and bad remuneration. The remuneration is below the salary range of the market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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