Takeda Pharmaceuticals

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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
178 Reviews
3.6
178 Reviews
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Takeda Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Yasuchika Hasegawa
Yasuchika Hasegawa
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance / comp / opportunity to develop (in 19 reviews)

  • Takeda has provided good pay and benefits to its employees (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • No work/life balance although they claim this is very important for us to have (in 10 reviews)

  • Difficult to get in touch with senior management (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    PV specialist

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PV Specialist in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - PV Specialist in Deerfield, IL

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    VERY GOOD TO WORK IN

    Cons

    no cons to talk about

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Solid company with great history, with short term challenges

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Good ethics, take good care of employees

    Cons

    Leadership challenges and difficulty partnering and bringing compounds to market organically - i.e. light pipeline and commercial offerings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great, award-winning workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The employee benefits and work-life initiatives are fantastic - you would be hard-pressed to find a company in the Chicago area with better amenities and employee-friendly programs.

    Cons

    As a US affiliate to a Japan-based, globalizing company, we only have so much say in the overall direction of the company. Change is a constant, but sometimes Takeda changes seem at the whim of whoever is currently in charge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow greater local-based decision making and growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Killed Millennium

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Maybe it is a safe place to work? Maybe not?
    It's a job and the pay is decent.
    Flexible and generous work/life balance.
    There is opportunity to learn and grow professionally if you seek it out.

    Cons

    Severely top-heavy with many political clingers in senior leadership.
    The Millennium days are long-over. Culture is much less engaging than it used to be.
    Many of the best people have left or are leaving, which leaves a greater proportion of people who are comfortable with coasting.
    Nothing against it, but working with the Japanese culture can be challenging.
    Decision-making is cumbersome and slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve pipeline and do interesting science.
    Have a compelling mission and invest in good people.

  6.  

    Good company, culture changes when merging with acquisitions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals as a contractor

    Pros

    People are mostly easy to work with and very nice. Decent opportunities to grow and environment is easy on the eyes. Great work-life balance. Good onsite facilities.

    Cons

    The culture has changed after multiple mergers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold to the original vision of the company and do not give in so easily to other cultures of companies you are acquiring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I loved my time at Takeda as an intern. The people were very diverse and friendly with such high caliber and class.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    I enjoyed working on the R&D side of the pharmaceutical industry and learned a lot. I also wanted to see how these drugs are being developed and how IT systems play a role in the development of data driven decisions, all of which was very interesting to me.

    Cons

    None really. I honestly would have worked their full time if not for my interests taking me elsewhere.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not what it used to be...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    When they have a good drug you can make good money

    Cons

    Its's just like high school . make sure you're one of the popular kids

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance has gone down the drain

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Churn and Burn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professional Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Professional Sales Representative

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to develop primary care selling skills.

    Cons

    Poor management, no opportunity for growth, no reason to stay with company, micro management, retention of old-tired-haggard reps who game the system and leech off of your results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and reward top performers with more than compensation- offer them opportunity and development. Invest in your employees, or they will find greener pastures who will.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals as a contractor

    Pros

    Great work life balance / comp / opportunity to develop

    Cons

    Japan frustration and hesitancy to change, any project driving change is very slow or fails

  11.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    It has the most awesome flexible schedule

    Cons

    They took on too much with mergers and the

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get down to your underlings and truly know what they need.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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