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Astellas Pharma US Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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  • Bad Middle Management and lots of excuses (in 5 reviews)

  • hard to say without being a full time employee (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Above average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, beautiful new office setting

    Cons

    Not any that I can think of right now


  2. Helpful (1)

    "IT Systems Managers"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are very solid and the compensation is very solid.

    Cons

    Work life balance is way more toward work than life.

    Advice to Management

    Get more resources.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Best company I've worked for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay, work/life balance. Astellas as a whole is a great place to work, the best company I've ever worked for.

    Cons

    Too many management layers, too many cooks in the kitchen without trust in Subject Matter Experts. Micromanaging due to lack of confidence as a manager.

    Advice to Management

    Grow workforce, cut down on management, and cut down on outsourcing since you get what you pay for


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  5. "Astellas is an excellent pharmaceutical company."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Astellas Pharma US full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are good people working at Astellas, and they value work-life balance.Salaries are competitive and there are good opportunities for advancement. They respect employees and give them a voice in the decision-making process as much as possible.

    Cons

    Astellas is a medium sized pharmaceutical company, with limited experience in the US compared to large pharma companies. The company derives the majority of its revenue from Japan, although the US market is rapidly growing.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "I have been working at Astellas for over 5 years and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience, the people & the people."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and culture are the best part of working at Astellas. Salaries are quite competitive and there are great opportunities for career advancement.

    Cons

    Astellas is a medium sized pharmaceutical company. Thus work can be challenging but fulfilling at times. If you're looking to do the minimum amount of work, this isn't the place for you.


  7. "Best company I have worked for. Benefits are outstanding."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are good people working at Astellas, and they value work-life balance. Excellent benefit package that offers flexibility for the real life. Salaries are competitive and there are opportunities for advancement. They respect employees and give them a voice in the decision-making process as much as possible. I plan to grow with the company for many years to come.

    Cons

    It's a newer company in the US.


  8. "Great Pipeline, Great People"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job Security and great products.

    Cons

    Bad Middle Management and lots of excuses.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training to Middle Management and monitor them.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Professional Sales Representative Ll
    Current Employee - Senior Professional Sales Representative Ll
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time

    Pros

    Astellas culture is one of a small company. Unlike other pharma companies, they let you run your territory as your own business. They do not require you to "get signatures". they just want you to make your quota and then some.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is that you have to work with several partners that call on the same doctors so scheduling can be tricky and your partners need to be as good as you are in order for you to get to be very successful.

    Advice to Management

    Make the territories smaller and not overlap with so many partners.


  10. "Great Company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    Pros

    outstanding culture, great people, excellent environment

    Cons

    none that i know of


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Awesome company!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is a company that strives to provide work life balance and offers great benefits, decent salary, and awesome home office!

    Cons

    Hmmmmmm, not a whole lot other than the usual complaint of admin b.s assignments. I want to be in the field doing my job not doing admin b.s which can occasionally seem like an assignment that nobody is going to look at!

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keepin on


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