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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Overview

Tokyo (Japan)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (4502)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Takeda is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter Future to patients by translating science into highly-innovative medicines. Takeda focuses its ... Read more

Mission: Our Mission is to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.

We serve the needs of our patients wherever they are. We earn the trust of society and customers through what we call ... Read more

Company Updates

  • At Takeda, our employees in the Plasma-Derived Therapies Business Unit keep the patient in mind with everything that they do. Nat from Takeda Boston explains how the work his team does benefits patients. Be part of the team at #OurPeopleShine

  • With the growing need to continue to support our patients, Takeda continues to recruit globally. Check out new opportunities in your location at #JoinTakeda

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Takeda Pharmaceuticals – Why Work With Us?

What energizes our people?

It’s the belief that what we do makes people’s lives better, regardless of where they live in the world. We are empowered by our inspiring mission to strive towards better health and a brighter future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine. To us, it’s incredibly motivating and we’re looking for like-minded professionals to join us.

Takeda's Outstanding Values

To help us achieve our mission, we believe in focusing on the needs of patients through empowering our teams. Together, we are united by our four priorities (Patients, Trust, Reputation, and Business) and our shared values of Takeda-ism: Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. Takeda-ism is more than just a word. It’s a belief and a mindset which guides our decisions, behaviors, and interactions. It’s how we strive to work and live, every day.

Putting People First

Our dedicated focus on science, medicine, and research and development is always centered on patients’ needs and unmet challenges. However, our belief in putting people first extends beyond our patients. It includes their families, their communities, and our own Takeda colleagues and their families. It is our passion for people that transforms every job we do into meaningful action.

Leading Through Empowerment and Trust

Here, an entrepreneurial spirit, agile thinking, and perseverance drive transformative opportunities for professional and personal growth. We encourage employees to embrace challenges and strive for excellence in all they do. Together, we inspire and empower each other through trust and respect. We offer genuine support from leaders and each other to create a collaborative environment, with passionate teams driving our business forward.

Takeda Pharmaceuticals Reviews

  • Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "Outstanding Employer who empowers employees to seek out opportunities"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Medical Director in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Medical Director in Cambridge, MA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)


    Great employer with many opportunities based on the new diverse pipeline


    Maneuvering the political landscape is a daunting task. Yet the organization provides incredible opportunities to its staff.

    Advice to Management

    Provide formal opportunities for growth and formal programs for staff to cross train.

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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




  1. Featured Interview

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    Business Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Miami, FL).


    Very professional experience. Phone interviews followed by in-person 3 person panel interview. Conversational discussion regarding my work history.
    Was notified the next day that they were going with another candidate. Impressed with the follow-up and touch-points throughout the process.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us why you want to work at Takeda. What do you know about the company?   1 Answer
    • How would you be successful in this role?   1 Answer
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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Awards & Accolades

  • Top Global Employer, Top Employer Institute, 2020
  • Working Mother 100 Best Companies, Working Mother, 2019
  • Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2019
  • Boston Globe's Top Place to Work, Boston Globe, 2019
  • Top 100 Sustainable Companies, Barron's, 2019
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