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Updated January 25, 2018
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Yoshihiko Hatanaka
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  • Work life balance depends on the individual manager (in 4 reviews)

  • Very poor communication about expectations of the job prior to my being hired (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. "Oncology"

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    Former Employee - Oncology Sales Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Oncology Sales Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Astellas (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smaller company, easy to get notices

    Cons

    None of the Oncology products Astellas has are solely owned them. They are the tail of the dog

    Advice to Management

    Done hire oncology managers with no managerial experience. Managers need to be reviewed and critiqued by the reps also. Multiple reps left the company due to one new manager.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company and culture"

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

    I worked at Astellas full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of room for growth

    Cons

    Nothing unique to this company


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, but lack trust"

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

    I worked at Astellas full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, great colleagues

    Cons

    no transparency, we were a subsidiary so they didn't think of us as a core part of the company


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Contracts & Outsourcing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits. Great pipeline of products. Its growth has been very strategic. Rarely are their layoffs.

    Cons

    As it grows into it next phase, it seems to be out with the old and in with the new. People who have been there for years are leaving, along with all of their corporate knowledge, to be replaced with new people at a lower cost

    Advice to Management

    As you grow, don't loose sight of what made the company great, the people


  6. "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!!


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "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.


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