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Astellas Pharma US Reviews

Updated November 11, 2017
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  • hard to say without being a full time employee (in 4 reviews)

  • The company as a whole is a great company moving in the right direction, however people point their fingers (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "One of the premier mid-size PHARMA companies to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Regional Sales Manager in Small, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Regional Sales Manager in Small, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Culture is a huge emphasis at this company. Focus is on doing the right thing for patients. Innovation and collaboration are valued.

    Cons

    Common challenges to the pharma industry. Cost, access to products, access to accounts. These are not unique to this company. Relatively flat org chart means fewer promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on corp. culture and people development. It is a strength.


  2. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Astellas Pharma US full-time

    Pros

    Progressive culture. Holiday shutdown. Compensation.

    Cons

    Very low FTE resources in IT. Highly leveraged in outsourcing.

  3. "Do not stand out, do not speak up"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Astellas Pharma US full-time

    Pros

    Paycheck. Benefits. Car. No call matrix

    Cons

    Cuts coming. Looking for any and every reason to cut high salary reps.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck you'll need it.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Astellas Pharma US full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    holiday shut down, benefits, coworkers, expense accounts

    Cons

    toxic management, no pipeline, compliance rules the roost, "king has no clothes" feedback. they want you to think you can offer opinions on improvement but you dare not. managers out to cover their careers and not reps.

    Advice to Management

    quit


  5. "Regional Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time

    Pros

    Great Products. Good training. Good Pay.

    Cons

    Company being run by compliance and legal. Employees are becoming dispensable. Rumor of pending layoffs Oct 2017 - Jan 2018.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to what made the company great.


  6. "Field sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co workers and team mates

    Cons

    Check the box management style

    Advice to Management

    Listen to field sales


  7. "Great People- Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    Limited parking available at Santa Monica location.

    Advice to Management

    NA

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a good company, but some departments are toxic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits and great facilities

    Cons

    You should check out turnover rate for any department you are considering


  9. "Wonderful Career Opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Astellas Pharma US full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you are looking for a place where you can make a huge impact and learn by having a lot of different experiences and opportunities to stretch your knowledge and skills, then Astellas is the place to be.

    Excellent compensation and benefits plans and really, really smart people to work with.

    Cons

    Astellas moves fast, and in the home office you can't be shy about reaching out to develop your own networks. Being a Japanese based organization, the way in which things get done takes a lot of collaboration (which is good!), but you are expecting a top-down approach, this isn't it.

    Advice to Management

    Astellas is heading in a good direction, with challenges ahead. The best thing to be done is to ensure priorities are aligned across the functions and have greater collaboration amongst the LT members themselves.


  10. "Executive Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Great people to work with and for
    Great Senior Leadership

    Cons

    Raises and merit increases are minimal
    Pipeline not as strong as other companies


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