Astellas Pharma US Reviews

Updated Jun 1, 2020

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3.3
63%
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Astellas Pharma US President and CEO Kenji Yasukawa (no image)
Kenji Yasukawa
7 Ratings
Pros
  • "High integrity organization with good work/life balance and flexibility(in 25 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and good culture depending on the franchise(in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is way more toward work than life(in 6 reviews)

  • "Senior management lacks courage to make the necessary changes to company into the future(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic company"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great environment, compensation and mission

    Cons

    Global company with still some regional benefits and processes

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    "US Insights and Analytics Sr Manager"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Astellas Pharma US full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary at slightly higher rates than other pharmaceutical company.

    Cons

    Run, don't walk! Toxic culture, favoritism at best, leadership does not take an unbiased view point. Work life balance is imaginary. In the name of culture only more meaningless trainings are levied. Hire and fire culture and every year org changes. No stability in the enterprise. No appreciation for process or rules. Diversity and gender equality are non existent. They do a good job in hiring leadership brand ambassadors to showcase such gender equality and diversity exists but non existent in working team level.

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  3. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexibility, treated with professionalism and respect

    Cons

    Required to work off time hours

  4. "Shockingly, no complaints!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary, healthcare and retirement benefits, ease of connecting with home-office employers in HR, HCC, and Legal, focus on work-family balance, technological resources

    Cons

    Pipeline is a little... confusing. Like others have mentioned, Astellas does not seem to be focusing on one specific area, but instead diversifying as quickly and effortlessly as possible.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "The real story"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hospital Representative in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Astellas Pharma US full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pay & benefits are great if you're willing to make the job your entire life & 2nd to nothing when it comes to expectations.

    Cons

    No allegiance to anyone but money. They've now grown into the all-consuming Big Pharma companies. Management dysfunction along with constant changes tied to unrealistic sales goals are common.

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  6. Helpful (4)

    "Run"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Northbrook, IL

    I worked at Astellas Pharma US full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Paycheck is decent. None they treat employees like trash at least in AUST.

    Cons

    High stressed job. Management takes all the money for themselves doesn’t give you the pay you deserve. No work life balance. Vice President of AUST doesn’t care about employees he cares about his ego.

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  7. "I Love my job"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Documentation Associate in Mont Vernon, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Life/work balance is awesome, great culture. My opinion matters. Awesome co-workers. Percival Barrett’s-Ko is the Perfect leader for the US.

    Cons

    Getting used to a new boss

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  8. Helpful (7)

    "Contract EAs, stay away!"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contractor in Northbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have a job and I get a paycheck.

    Cons

    Where to begin? Poor processes to say the least and everything that is normally a simple task is so difficult. Too many management layers that creates mass confusion. Administrative roles are looked upon very, very poorly in this company and we're the ones that make people look great by busting our butts!

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Astellas Pharma US full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, and planned career paths.

    Cons

    There were no cons to working at Astellas.

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great mid size pharma company with outstanding culture"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
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    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Solid leadership who treat people well. Emphasis on collaboration and doing the right thing. High integrity organization with good work/life balance and flexibility.

    Cons

    Smaller organization size allows for less opportunities for changing roles to gain experience.

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