Takeda Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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Takeda Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Yasuchika Hasegawa
Yasuchika Hasegawa
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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. Best Company I've Ever Worked For

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance is a huge priority. Salaries are competitive. They invest heavily in their employees and offer regular opportunities for professional growth.

    Cons

    IT help desk was outsourced last year and is awful. That's honestly the only thing I could complain about.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Pretty good

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great people to work with

    Cons

    Takeda (like many pharma companies) outsources a large portion of its employees to avoid paying benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. just a regular internship over there

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    working time flexible, you can work remotely

    Cons

    salary not good, manager can't train you very well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide good training system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Great company culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Senior Sales Representative
    Current Contractor - Senior Sales Representative

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    The company treats their employees and contractors very well. Culture is rich with its intent on continuing its expansion on globalization.

    Cons

    Not necessarily a bad thing, but very result oriented. Due to the fact that the company is changing, those who cannot deliver what is expected might experience difficulty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you are doing for now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great Opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Clinical in Cambridge, MA
    Current Contractor - Clinical in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to start your career as a new graduate. Friendly people and a beautiful location.

    Cons

    Not many permanent positions for contractors to move into. Upward mobility can seem to be a struggle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Not a great workplace

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Year-long summer hours, work from home opportunities. Decent pay and on-site cafeteria.

    Cons

    No opportunity for promotion or career path. Must be "in" with the right people to achieve any advancement. Doesn't have much in the pipeline and has poorly integrated Millennium. Morale could not be lower.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talent is leaving for a reason. You are no longer competitive in pharmaceuticals in Chicago.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Great place for an internship!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - MBA Intern in Deerfield, IL
    Current Intern - MBA Intern in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Takeda staff worked hard to give real projects that would be valued by the company to interns. My department was particularly enthusiastic about the intern program. and never made me feel like "just an intern". There were many perks that added to social experiences and professional development - presentations and very easy interaction with high-up leadership, career coaches to help in future full-time job searches, social events with great food, etc. They also provided housing and transportation for anyone living within a particular radius from the internship. It was wonderful to not have to worry about finding housing for the summer.

    Cons

    Deerfield is a good 45 minute train ride to Chicago - so not the most exciting location for young people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great company to work for until you get laid off. I worked at the Deerfield headquarters in the Legal Department.

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    Former Employee - Senior Counsel in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Counsel in Deerfield, IL

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Great benefits and leadership. Low profitability in US.

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs. Low profitability in US.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure rebate strategy.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Was a great place prior to Takeda aquiring MPI

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Oppourtunity to advance, great in the community

    Cons

    Terrible Managers, not much collaboration

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Takeda Pharmaceuticals (formerly Millennium Pharmaceuticals), Cambridge, MA; IT Service Desk Engineer

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    Current Employee - IT Service Desk Engineer (Levels I, II) in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - IT Service Desk Engineer (Levels I, II) in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Smart, professional, appreciative and helpful people. A clear mission; Cure Cancer.
    No micromanagers. Management allows you to be the professional that you are.
    Detailed and extensive published Policies and Procedures. (Now I know why I was required to take "Policy" my senior year at Babson.)
    Well mainatined offices and grounds. Graeat morale and company wide events.

    Cons

    Based on my two years of experience working in IT there, I can't think of a Con. Still happily employed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire smart, mature professionals. Maintain the hands off approach as we exceed your SLA goals with your overall guidance. Thank you for being the best managers I have ever worked for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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