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Otsuka Overview

Princeton, NJ
1001 to 5000 employees
1989
Company - Private
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a global healthcare company with the corporate philosophy: “Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide.” We believe in challenging the norm and improving approaches to creating new medicines and ... Read more

Mission: Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide

Company Updates

  • Otsuka Announces First Collaboration Agreement to Bring the ABILIFY MYCITE® System to the US Market

    Otsuka Announces First Collaboration Agreement to Bring the ABILIFY MYCITE® System to the US Market | Discover Otsuka

    The ABILIFY MYCITE System, the first drug-device combination product to be approved by FDA to track drug ingestion, will be integrated into Magellan Health's mental health provider network PRINCETON, N.J., - August 30, 2018 - Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical to Acquire Visterra

    Otsuka Pharmaceutical to Acquire Visterra | Discover Otsuka

    Hierotope® platform enables design and engineering of next-generation antibody-based therapies Strengthens commitment to nephrology and other hard-to-treat diseases Tokyo, Japan and Waltham, Mass., July 11, 2018 - Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Otsuka) and Visterra, Inc. (Visterra) announce that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Otsuka will acquire Visterra for approximately USD 430 million in an all-cash transaction.

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Otsuka – Why Work For Us?


Join the Otsuka Family: Make a Difference 

Otsuka offers a wide variety of careers to people who crave the opportunity to solve some of healthcare’s greatest challenges, for those who are willing to learn and grow together. Otsuka is a unique place to work, but it’s not for everyone. If you consider yourself to be agile, and enjoy navigating in non-traditional environments where debate is encouraged, the boss is not always right and you have the freedom to make a difference in the world… we’d like you to explore becoming part of the Otsuka family.   

We are committed to creating new products for better health worldwide  

Otsuka in the U.S. has several pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. and we are all proud to be a part of the Otsuka Group. We share the global vision of a commitment to creativity and innovation and the consequent development and promotion of new products and innovative solutions for better health worldwide.  

In our relentless pursuit of the best patient outcomes, Otsuka in the U.S prides itself on a rich company culture that fosters an imaginative and entrepreneurial environment. It's where our top talent seeks to solve some of healthcare's most complex challenges.  

Our core commitment  is to provide innovative solutions for those affected by mental health disorders and their families.  Otsuka in the U.S. is striving to disrupt the typical pharmaceutical development paradigm. We encourage debate, collaboration, entrepreneurial thinking and innovation of the entire development process in order to create compounds that best serve patients' needs.   

To turn our vision into reality requires passion, leadership, dedication, diversity of thought, collaboration and perseverance. Our people have this in abundance, allowing us to come up with innovative ideas, to develop new technologies, to identify and seize new opportunities and hence create additional healthcare innovations. Along the way we have welcomed the opportunity to collaborate with other companies inside and outside of the pharmaceutical industry. We have also worked with various community and advocacy groups to help provide resources and better understand needs. Collectively, we are all honored to work tirelessly on behalf of patients and their loved ones to try and make a difference. We firmly believe, together we can share ideas and skills to solve healthcare complexities even faster.   

Otsuka-people dare to dream and we take the road less traveled to influence the future.
We encourage our people to fulfill their potential, whether they are just starting out on their careers or have plenty of experience.

Join the Otsuka Family: Make a Difference

Otsuka offers a wide variety of careers to people who crave the opportunity to solve some of healthcare’s greatest challenges, for those who are willing to learn and grow together. Otsuka is a unique place to work, but it’s not for everyone. If you consider yourself to be agile, and enjoy navigating in non-traditional environments where debate is encouraged, the boss is not always right and you have the freedom to make a difference in the world… we’d like you to explore becoming part of the Otsuka family.

Employee Value Proposition

At Otsuka we have a unique employee value proposition (EVP). It’s what we challenge everyone who works at Otsuka to experience. We do our best to provide an inspiring environment and encouragement to fulfill both our, and their, expectations so the Otsuka journey truly does become personal and memorable.There are 5 pillars to our EVP: Learn, Grow, Dance, Leap and Soar. As one experiences our Big Venture culture and begins to navigate through our unconventional organization, we believe our cultural tenets and our value proposition can empower them to confidently pursue their passion and achieve their goals.

Career Growth

Otsuka offers a wide variety of careers to people with talent who are willing to embrace our culture and values. Examples of some of our specialist areas include:

  • Biostatistics
  • Biometrics
  • Clinical Development
  • Clinical Outsourcing
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Clinical Programming
  • Clinical Safety and Pharmacovigilance
  • Commercial Strategy
  • Digital Medicine
  • Drug Discovery
  • Ethics, Quality and Compliance
  • Finance and administration
Join the Otsuka Family: Make a Difference
Healthcare challenges are complex, but when you are given freedom to explore solutions, the potential outcome is that much more positive.

 We Invest in Otsuka-People 

At Otsuka, we attract top talent who want a great place to work in pharma. We provide an environment and culture where employees can follow their dreams and maximize their potential. We believe in rewarding their creative talents, commitment, perseverance and loyalty by providing them with a comprehensive benefits package. It’s a package that invests in each employee’s education and development, their financial future and their health and well-being.

Education and Development

  • Year-round development offerings and workshops
  • Generous tuition reimbursement program
  • Opportunities for new challenges via internal mobility
  • Industry Expert Keynote Speaker Sessions
  • Monthly career and development eNewsletters
  • Work anniversary and achievement awards
  • State-of-the art collaborative workspaces

Financial Future

  • Best-in-class 401(k) retirement savings plan, providing a matching contribution of up to 10 per cent of base salary. The majority of Otsuka employees take advantage of this tax-efficient benefit by making the maximum salary contribution
  • Ayco financial counseling for employees, helping them with tax planning strategies, education funding, purchasing a home and estate planning

Health and Well-being

  • Competitive premiums for best-in-class health and welfare benefits
  • Maternity, adoption, and paternity leave programs
  • Domestic partner benefits
  • Company-provided life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability benefits
  • Access to healthcare 24 hours/day via MDLIVE
  • Health advocacy services
  • Fitness centers
  • Generous PTO allocation and ten days paid holidays
  • Health wellness program, including fitness tracker wristbands

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    Pros

    -Amazing work environment where creativity and collaboration are embraced;
    -Brilliant, hardworking coworkers;
    -Senior management is approachable;
    -Solid work-life balance
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    Cons

    My experience has been very positive.

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Otsuka Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Otsuka (Atlanta, GA).

    Interview

    Did a skype interview with HR contractor and face to face interview.
    Moved to the the next round. I will update again after the next round.
    Hopefully I get accepted for the next round. I interviewed with CEO, HR Manager, and another Account Manager. People at Otsuka were awesome and asked great questions.

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