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Astellas Pharma US Reviews

Updated April 12, 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. "Wonderful company with amazing benefits!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, casual dress in the home office, flexible working options

    Cons

    General pharma politics, no worse than any other mid to large pharma company


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Still run by the boys' club"

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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

    Smart, passionate, collaborative people
    Amazing benefits - golden handcuffs

    Cons

    Leadership is all men - if you fit the profile and don't make waves they'll support you, otherwise forget it.
    They talk a great game about wanting innovation, but any really creative ideas get shut down.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the second layer down - they're rewarding mediocrity and suppressing innovation and creativity.


  3. "Glass Door is making me do this"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time

    Pros

    Astellas was a great place to work

    Cons

    Micro Managment is this at least 5 words, Glass Door?

    Advice to Management

    Keep the people making you money


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Engaging, challenging, open-minded, empowering, progressive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Senior Executive Representative, Oncology in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Representative, Oncology in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Respect and encourage differences; empowering; socially involved and supportive; strong belief in the science of health and medicine; progressive; developmental opportunities

    Cons

    Marketplace challenges impact drug access. These challenges typically take the form of step-edits and the prior authorization process. Oral cancer therapies are relatively new to these processes.

    Advice to Management

    Continue treating employees as family!😊


  6. "review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time

    Pros

    a positive culture and great benefits

    Cons

    no cons to list for company


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director
    Former Employee - Associate Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quality and teamwork are important at Astellas

    Cons

    Communication is not always perfect

    Advice to Management

    Fill the pipeline


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent for the average employee but..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Astellas Pharma US full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits and work/life balance

    Cons

    Political and still US/Japanese boy's club!

    Advice to Management

    Need for proper 360/multi-level review program


  9. "Global"

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

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

    Pros

    Good compensation package and benefits.

    Cons

    Very poor accountability and weak leadership in development organization.


  10. "Specialty Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Astellas Pharma US full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Base salary standard pharma. Products are not difficult to sell.

    Cons

    Management extremely poor. Field sales support extremely poor. Me too products.

    Advice to Management

    stop micromanaging


  11. Helpful (3)

    "n/a"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Park Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Park Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Astellas Pharma US (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home or office as job required

    Cons

    Not allowed enough time for training; no communication between personnel training and supervisor; unclear, and unrealistic expectations; security policies not clear to management and not set up before first day; laptop set up with new software without anyone knowing about it and expecting work to be performed as if it was the same when it was not; supervisor was not interested in seeing work and then contacted staffing agency to terminate me because I did not perform work quickly enough when it was complex. New hire orientation process handled by contractor staffing agency, Access to databases took almost the entire time I was there and then was not correct. Was told that staff were treated like family and adults and it was a lie.

    Advice to Management

    Become familiar with new hire process; ensure that access is ready before or shortly after starting; oversee/familiarize quality of work prior to terminating and allow enough time to train on complex work. Clarify training requirements and communicate with personnel performing training. Set realistic expectations for new personnel: even personnel with expert word processing skills will need at least one month to learn how to process template documents.


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