Takeda Pharmaceutical
3.3 of 5 83 reviews
www.takeda.com Osaka, Japan 5000+ Employees

Takeda Pharmaceutical Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2014
Takeda Pharmaceutical – Deerfield – “Takeda Main Visitor Entrance”

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3.3 83 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

Takeda Pharmaceutical President, CEO, and Director Yasuchika Hasegawa

Yasuchika Hasegawa

(39 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good work/life balance - good benefits"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Great health benefits, a little profit sharing and peers are good people"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "The company expected more work for less pay and did not value, at all, an employees work-life balance"
    in 4 reviews
  • "No clear strategy from senior management"
    in 3 reviews
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    Great Place to work for.

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Lansing, MI

    ProsBenefits, worklife balance, compensation as a sale representative, culture was great 3 years ago.

    ConsCan be challenging, goals change every 6 months. Some of the goals are unrealistic.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds to be transparent to the sales force and other departments. Not trustworthy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging but workable environment

    Team Leader (Former Employee)
    Lincolnshire, IL

    ProsSome of the parent companies Japanese culture still flowed through subsidiary Takeda which was nice. I enjoyed working with some talented people, and nice perks including a paid holiday shutdown at the end of the year.

    ConsLeadership at the top of the IT organization was not understood or respected, and as a result the IT Staff weren't self-motivated and lacked a desire to do great things, but rather stuck to their role description and assigned tasks and goals.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
    Deerfield, IL

    ProsNice environment with great facilities; Nice people; Good Pay; Option to take advantage of half day Fridays year round if your department allows; Company shut down between Christmas & New Years with paid time off for Takeda employees, not so great for Contractors as no work means no pay

    ConsAs a contractor, be prepared for position to never become permanent
    Annual reorganizing resulting in positions being eliminated
    Not much of a work/life balance - 5am & 11pm meetings - as a result significant number of people looking outside the company for more livable opportunity
    Motto is Work, Work, Work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The best place I've ever worked

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Deerfield, IL

    ProsAt least when I was there, they had the best benefits and perks of any company I've ever worked for. An amazing health plan, short term disability and family leave, great 401k match, tuition reimbursement, a free gym in house, sports club, fantastic in house cafeteria, lots of lunch meetings. The pay and bonuses were also outstanding. Of course, that was when I was there in 2000's and early 2010s. This might have changed now. I had my reasons for leaving that had nothing to do with Takeda, and I really miss it there. If I could go back to Illinois, I absolutely would!

    ConsLike anywhere, there are certain positions that get less respect and have less room to grow than others (customer service, administrative assistants, etc.), but if you are ambitious and network, you can find your way. You just have to be patient. There are lots of different departments so if you have issues with your boss or co-workers there are other opportunities if you can wait for them. Some managers are more flexible than others. Some are arrogant egotists. Some of the staff can be jerky. But you get that anywhere.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No more work, life, balance - what Takeda prided themselves on back in the day.

    Senior Sales Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsI was lucky to work w/ great people, enjoy the industry in the good days, have flexibility, great benefits.

    ConsConstant switching to a different drug when you were just getting used to a new territory/physicians. Is this a sales or admin job? Too much admin work. Life, work, balance is gone.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsistency is key to driving sales. Let sales people be sales people. Go back to the Takeda Promise.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    This is an okay place to work

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Deerfield, IL

    ProsPretty standard company for industry

    ConsNot any major cons. Has same issues as most pharma

    Advice to Senior Managementpromote employees

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    Great work environment

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsFlexible and employee driven benefits.

    ConsInternal structure constantly changing, so is hard to navigate at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAt this time I would have no words to upper management.

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    Was a great company when it started in the US, but was never able to create a new identity post-merger with TAP.

    District Sales Manager (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsStrong pipeline. Compensation is very equitable.

    ConsSales force structure creates too many representatives going to the same customer

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good company to start with

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood way to start career

    Consnot enough pay, too much work

    Advice to Senior Managementfocus on employee

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a great place to grow...

    Senior Manager (Former Employee)
    Deerfield, IL

    ProsCutlural fit for me; great team

    Conschanges in management from entrepreneurial and team-driven back to command and control/top down

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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