Takeda Pharmaceutical Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
91 Reviews

3.6
91 Reviews
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Takeda Pharmaceutical President, CEO, and Director Yasuchika Hasegawa
Yasuchika Hasegawa
45 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance - good benefits (in 7 reviews)

  • Great health benefits, a little profit sharing and peers are good people (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • No work/life balance although they claim this is very important for us to have (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management can't decide on where to go (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Pharmaceutical sales representative

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceutical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay is great. Quarterly and yearly bonuses. 401k match and 401k yearly bonus is amazing. Benefits great. Awesome company cars. Management is great across the board. Great employees. Life balance is very respected.
    Excellent training.

    Cons

    Seems like a tough road to management. To move up you pretty much move to headquarters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More local programs for promotion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceutical

    Pros

    All the qualities a company should have

    Cons

    No cons really... really none

  3.  

    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceutical as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good and smart people. Nice midwestern attitude. Provides what employees need to get their jobs done.

    Cons

    Some managers are not great and HR sides with managers - which I suppose is the same everywhere.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    No one here is happy, do NOT apply unless you are completely desperate.

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceutical full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Takeda has taken a great company, Millennium, and integrated it into the larger Takeda organization. It isn't working well at all for anyone across the globe. Everyone is now doing two or three people's job for less compensation and more stringent corporate policies than is the norm for Pharma in Cambridge. There is no clear leadership whatsoever and in one and a half years Takeda has managed to make every former happy Millennium employee miserable. What used to be a real team now is only banded together by overworked underpaid people who only relate to each other with gallows humor. A 180 degree turn from Millennium. I know I should leave but I am too busy and can't take any time off to look for another job.

    Takeda only gives a work life balance to certain people. Most in my department work all day, night and on their vacations. Run don't walk away from applying here.

    Maybe it will get better, but if it does, it will be a long time coming. What they destroyed overnight will never be again. (Millennium).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What management? I didn't know this company had any management in Cambridge. The Deerfield, Il and Japan offices and management have no clue how to operate in Cambridge. They are in for a rude awakening and droves of talent are fleeing to the thousands of other pharma companies in a 2 mile radius that they don't have to contend with in their other locales. Takeda has laid off so many people but many many more are leaving on their own.

    Like most major Japanese shareholders, I believe the Takeda organization's purchase of Millennium was a huge error.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the place to be right now

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceutical full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Somehwhat decent pay plus bonus for every employee

    Cons

    Upper management can't decide on where to go
    Several drugs going off patent
    More layoffs coming
    Unhappy employees
    Commute
    No work/life balance although they claim this is very important for us to have
    Unethical situations
    Culture and value claims don't align with what actually happens

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have open communication, better bonuses for hard workers, upper management should be penalized for bad decisions that cost the employees money, need to have a work from home option as being in the office is unnecessary for the majority of the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Blockbuster era over!

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceutical full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Everything was great in the Actos and Prevacid days! Everybody was always happy and making big bank! Regional & district managers appreciated what you did!

    Cons

    Now the drugs are not great! They assign the same numbers for great launch territories and tough launch territories. You can be the hero year and on the list to be fired the next!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your reps! Most of us want the company to succeed!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Compensation, terrible product offerings

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceutical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good compensation and bonus package, work life balance

    Cons

    terrible product offerings, weak marketing initiatives

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent treatment and respect from corporate office. Room for advancement..

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceutical full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay, commission were generous
    Handled layoffs with respect
    Peers conveyed a team attitude

    Cons

    poor pipeline, older products. As with many pharma companies, a sense of job insecurity prevailed in the field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DM's are not nearly as respected as the corporate office may believe. More can be done to address insecurity in the field or, if reason exists to be insecure, open communication will result in a more loyal workforce.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Senior Director  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceutical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Science focus, stable, long view, global

    Cons

    not fully integrated - past acquisitions are still working their way through

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go global - fast!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Takeda was a very rewarding place to work, with high quality coworkers who emphasized a collaborative environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceutical part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The best parts of working at Takeda are the collaborative culture, opportunities for personal growth, and emphasis on a good work live balance.

    Cons

    The biggest con was the high density of meetings during the day that interfere with everyone's ability to get work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please encourage managers avoid useless meetings that clog up the daily schedule.

    Recommends

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