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Daiichi Sankyo Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
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Daiichi Sankyo President, CEO, and Director Joji Nakayama
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is a major part of this company's culture (in 37 reviews)

  • Great Benefits/ 100% match 401K/ Great people (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor communication between upper management and rest of the workers (in 13 reviews)

  • Minimal work life balance and inequal pay based on gender (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Hospital Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daiichi Sankyo full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic and innovative leadership team. Since the reorganization and transition from a predominantly Primary Care salesforce to a Specialty salesforce, DSI has really streamlined it's business growth model and narrowed it's product focus into Oncology and Pain Management. It has become much more competitive with compensation packages and also very selective with hiring highly talented salespeople. Work-life balance is a major part of this company's culture. For it to be a rather large organization, it still feels like you're part of a family.

    Cons

    Quotas can be demanding but that's why it's a competitive company to get in to.


  2. "Primary Care Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Daiichi Sankyo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to gain experi nice in the industry.

    Cons

    lack of a future strong pipeline.

    Advice to Management

    Reward top talent and take care of your people.


  3. "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Daiichi Sankyo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The training is helpful

    Cons

    They do not have it together


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    "Sales Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Outstanding products and lots of opportunity 12+ yrs ago.

    Cons

    US division struggles include poor R&D decisions, poor prep for product launch & chaotic management. Constant re-organizing - worked for 5 different managers in 4 different districts in last 6 yrs.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Difficult Transition To DSI/Left in 2006"

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    Former Employee - Medical Sales Representative in Central Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Medical Sales Representative in Central Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Daiichi Sankyo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The last year employed box did not go back to 2006. I had a great experience when I was hired in 2002. At that time Daiichi Pharmaceuticals had a good corporate culture, with good managers who supported the reps as long as they were working hard and smart. The DSI transition was very difficult for the Daiichi employees.

    Cons

    The DSI transition in 2006 was difficult for Daiichi reps because the company direction was Sankyo. New managers, a very different company environment for the employees from Daiichi. It wasn't a good, enjoyable place to work anymore. I was in pharmaceutical sales for almost 25 years. I enjoyed the job during the major part of those years. I have no regrets. It just wasn't fun anymore.

    Advice to Management

    They should listen to and promote good morale among the reps.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Robust product pipeline, the near future is full of likely opportunities to launch new products. Strong training and support. Competitive pay and benefits.

    Cons

    There have been rapid changes that are still working themselves out in the organization. The company has been closely watching things that do not necessarily drive business such as average number of daily calls, this has not been the norm during my tenure but a current frustration to many reps.

    Advice to Management

    Train your reps well and trust them. Tell them what needs to be done and empower them to get it done. Overall I am very pleased but occasionally I feel micro-managed.


  8. "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Daiichi Sankyo (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to get promoted and advance

    Cons

    Pay structure is on the lower end


  9. "Manager, QA GCP"

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    Current Employee - Manager, QA GCP in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Manager, QA GCP in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great environment to work in - collaborative spirit, team concept to project management, very risk averse company, great benefits

    Cons

    multinational corporation structure - difficult to get decisions in real time when there is a 17 hour time difference between you and your strategic partners

    Advice to Management

    treat employees with respect that their title and experience deserve.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Pharma Company"

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Memphis, TN

    Pros

    Decent pay and car as a benefit, manager was easy to work with in my area, but not so in different territories. The training was excellent.

    Cons

    Hired and laid off in less than 1.5 years. Drug was about to go off patient. There were several hundred laid off at the same time.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Hospital rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Daiichi Sankyo full-time

    Pros

    Life-saving products; Good pipeline

    Cons

    Hospital position as well like a primary care position



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