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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    Company Review

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

    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

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pharmaceutical sales representative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    No one here is happy, do NOT apply unless you are completely desperate.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    All the qualities a company should have

    Cons

    No cons really... really none

  7.  

    Good company to work for

    • 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 as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good and smart people. Nice midwestern attitude. Provides what employees need to get their jobs done.

    Cons

    Some managers are not great and HR sides with managers - which I suppose is the same everywhere.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great internship program introducing you to as many opportunities and experience as possible in 12 weeks.

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL

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

    Pros

    Great company and loved the team I worked with. They really focus on getting you into as many projects to help you learn about the industry as possible.

    Cons

    There are very limited entry level positions so it is disappointing that they do not want to retain the talent they invest in over the summer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are very limited entry level positions so it is disappointing that they do not want to retain the talent they invest in over the summer.

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not the place to be right now

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Deerfield, IL

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Somehwhat decent pay plus bonus for every employee

    Cons

    Upper management can't decide on where to go
    Several drugs going off patent
    More layoffs coming
    Unhappy employees
    Commute
    No work/life balance although they claim this is very important for us to have
    Unethical situations
    Culture and value claims don't align with what actually happens

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have open communication, better bonuses for hard workers, upper management should be penalized for bad decisions that cost the employees money, need to have a work from home option as being in the office is unnecessary for the majority of the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company for employees, but not for contractor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Good management team, good flexibility with working hours and working from home options.

    Cons

    Growth is minimal, being a contractor you are always considered outsider.

  11.  

    All changes have not been good

    • 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

    good benefits, good pay, most people on the 'ground' are good.

    Cons

    was a great company from 1999 - 2007. management decision making is questionable, decision they made up top have major impact for those who have to execute. many good people were laid off or left. Bad 'press' has not helped company image

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    realize how hard people work, compensate them better

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