Takeda Pharmaceuticals

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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
192 Reviews
3.6
192 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 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.  

    Great company culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2.  

    Not a great workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Great company to work for until you get laid off. I worked at the Deerfield headquarters in the Legal Department.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Was a great place prior to Takeda aquiring MPI

    • 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 (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
  6.  

    Great place for an internship!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Changed over the years; growing pains

    • 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

    Pros

    Changed considerably over the past 10 years; but still relatively good place to work. It depends on your manager and your department. Pay is good.

    Cons

    Culture is very conservative and non-direct, but that may be changing as the company stretches to become more global and less Japanese-culture based. Silos still prevail though and very difficult to integrate with Millennium who is still quite hurt over being acquired, but some are trying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward those who open more direct communication lines

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Takeda Pharmaceuticals (formerly Millennium Pharmaceuticals), Cambridge, MA; IT Service Desk Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    low trust

    • 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

    Pros

    stability of company is improving

    Cons

    low trust, high micromanagement, big brother monitoring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire people you can trust and stop micromanaging

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

    Go for the people, leave for better experience

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

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule...Meeting free Fridays...as well as year long "summer hours"...easily work from home

    Cons

    Some people have been at Millennium/Takeda too long and need to take their experience elsewhere. It's holding back the group from growing. Limited room for growth unless you are with the "in" crowd..very much like high school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making changes. Commit to a structure and expectations from individuals. Lots of smart, talented individuals walking out the door..with no exit interviews there is no way to fix the things that are making people run.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    PV specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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