Takeda Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Christophe Weber
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Pros
  • Great work life balance / comp / opportunity to develop (in 19 reviews)

  • International company, ability to get to know the company and different departments well, competitive pay and benefits (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Takeda only gives a work life balance to certain people (in 10 reviews)

  • No clear strategy from senior management (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Great company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Collaborative culture which makes it easy to work on cross functional teams and other work groups in general. A company where employees feel that their opinion is valued. Great benefits including a fitness center in the building that is free to employees and open on the weekends for employees to use.

    Cons

    The organization continues to go global and systems are still catching up with the rest of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Holding meetings for employees with top leadership is extremely helpful and appreciated.


  2. Awesome Environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Illinois in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Illinois in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work culture, employees are all very nice and positive. Great experience. Love going to work everyday.

    Cons

    No real cons, a bit difficult getting promotions. Communication in the job application process could be stronger.

    Advice to Management

    Excellent management. As a contractor you are limited to the true culture of Takeda. It would be great to be able to share the benifits.


  3. Senior Admin Asst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    good company, great location great fit

    Cons

    really do not have any cons


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  5. Takeda

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good place to work.

    Cons

    Lots of changes in last few months.


  6. Lots of changes

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, small compact territories, experienced employees, very competitive highly energetic environment,

    Cons

    Focus primary care, benefits not so good, lots of busy work, no work life balance,


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good working environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good working environment and benefits

    Cons

    Frequent changes in organization and management


  8. Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong commitment to globalize and strong ethos rooted in Integrity. New CEO with a sound vision. Time will tell if management can or cannot deliver on the vision.

    Cons

    The product portfolio is on average low margin and the supply chain is complicated. Profitability is low compared to peers and thus limits investments.

    Advice to Management

    Vaccines unit in need of new management


  9. Takeda Management Policies

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professional Sales Representative in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Professional Sales Representative in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    They try to keep their pipeline filled, but have experienced setbacks in their diabetes and gout franchises. Their pipeline isn't as strong as it used to be.

    Cons

    Their management is inconsistent, keeping their representatives uncertain as to what the future holds for them, and how they will be assessed.

    Advice to Management

    They should try to be more consistent, and manage their people using same the criteria and measurements, along with consistent policies for their people.


  10. Pharma sales

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. The atmosphere is great

    Cons

    Goals are nearly unobtainable and drastic


  11. Review

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice work culture! Flexibility in terms of hours and working from home.

    Cons

    Cramped office and lab spaces



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