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Astellas Reviews

Updated August 20, 2018
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  1. "One of the best companies to work for"

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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 and global exposure

    Cons

    Too much work because of central global approach


  2. "Safety Surveillance Monitor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Astellas full-time

    Pros

    Highly diverse in learning multiple job functions.

    Cons

    Limited vacation time and sick time.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Quality"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Astellas full-time

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and lots of holidays.

    Cons

    Salary was lower than competitors.


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    "Good while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful Gold Leed certified building (makes for a very nice work environment), seasoned, experienced colleagues (certainly no one fresh out of college), flexibility, work/life balance. above average salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Astellas overestimates the value of a college degree. Some of today's most successful people don't have a college degree. But what they lack in academic credentials, they make up for in tenacity, brains, guts and strong business sense.

    Advice to Management

    Take in to consideration that a non-degreed employee can still be dedicated, honest, detail-oriented, focused, attentive, show pride in a job well done, show good organizational skills, efficiency, confidence, maturity, setting an example, communication skills.


  5. "Ups and Downs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL

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

    Pros

    The company has undergone substantial growth and is looking to better differentiate itself as a leader in the Pharma industry. Good HR benefits and salary.

    Cons

    Talent availability has not kept up with growth. Leadership changes frequently which leads to constant change. Not sustainable for employee retention.


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    "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.


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    "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

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    "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


  9. Helpful (5)

    "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


  10. "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.


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