Takeda Pharmaceuticals

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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
174 Reviews
3.6
174 Reviews
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Takeda Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Yasuchika Hasegawa
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance / comp / opportunity to develop (in 17 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)

  • Senior Management changes direction every year with different structures and objectives (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company, culture changes when merging with acquisitions

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    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
  2.  

    Not what it used to be...

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    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
  3.  

    Churn and Burn

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    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
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  5.  

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

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    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
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    Great

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    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
  8.  

    Company Review

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, socially responsible and community supportive

    Cons

    Limited training and career advancement opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Takeda culture

    Current Employee - Science
    Current Employee - Science

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

    Pros

    Nice culture, people are the best resources. Great benefits such as 401k, long-term incentive, vacation time, end of year holiday shut down, ATM, dry cleaning, massages on site,

    Cons

    Big company has many divisions, multiple. Layers/people to go thru to get certain things done, part of growing pain that associated with a rapid growing company

  10. 3 people 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 Pharmaceuticals full-time (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
  11.  

    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 Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than an 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

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