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Astellas Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits, good compensation, and good work-life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Good culture, good benefits, great work life balance (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance depends on the individual manager (in 5 reviews)

  • Rigid corporate structure that's being directed through the US and Japan (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Area Sales Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Astellas full-time

    Pros

    Outstanding culture that starts at the top of the company and supported by a very strong leadership team. The people make the difference here and the benefits are second to none.

    Cons

    There aren't any downsides other than wanting new products in the pipeline, which is common for most pharma companies.


  2. "Its OKAY"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Astellas full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work schedule, the cafeteria is wonderful!

    Cons

    Workload is heavy. Work life balance is difficult. Heavy email culture.

    Advice to Management

    Promote within!!

  3. "great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Astellas full-time

    Pros

    benefits and work life balances

    Cons

    despite good HR resources this company is slow to promote its employees


  4. "Great place to work with a lot of potential for personal growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and benefits package, involved and accessible upper management, remote working opportunities and half-day Fridays

    Cons

    Poor distribution of project load among team members periodically, some employees seem to do very little and yet still reap all the benefits


  5. "Good company, good people"

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    Current Employee - Assistant General Counsel in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant General Counsel in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good compensation, and good work-life balance. This company is very concerned about the community and advocates strongly for employees to do volunteer community service -- they give you an additional 5 days on top of vacation and personal days to dedicate to community service.

    Cons

    If you are in a global position, you will be required to work off-hours at times -- i.e., early morning or late evening calls.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Astellas full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, and senior leadership.

    Cons

    Less than qualified people being elevated to director roles has become a trend.


  7. "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Astellas (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, especially that they are closed over the christmas holidays

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance. Average work week is in excess of 45 hours

    Advice to Management

    Need more employees

  8. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director
    Current Employee - Assistant Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, good benefits, great work life balance

    Cons

    Small company with little growth opportunities


  9. "It's ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Astellas full-time

    Pros

    I think it's ok to work here

    Cons

    Sometimes, it's not ok to work here

    Advice to Management

    Manage


  10. "Great company, Management in California needs a change"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Gabriel, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Gabriel, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Astellas full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great company culture and respect towards employees as a Corporation

    Cons

    Management in California has driven most sales reps to quit.

    Advice to Management

    Get some training


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