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Eisai Reviews

Updated August 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "range of clinical involvement, diverse team work environment" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and a good amount of time off" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Morale, ridiculous sales goals, inexperienced executive leadership, PWC takeover , poor pipeline , lack of prioritization , many stupid requests" (in 3 reviews)

  • "extremely lazy, poor management and too many managers, head in the sand philosophy and very sexist environment" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Scientist in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eisai (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, collaborative, exciting, positive

    Cons

    no opportunity for career advancement


  2. "Working at Eisai"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eisai full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment, conducive of discovery, and impressive teamwork. Great benefits. Modern laboratory equipment and instrumentation. Extremely helpful human resources.

    Cons

    Not much possibility for career development. Diversity could be improved. Lack of transparency in the project decisions process, which are often taken without prior consultation with project leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to scientists. Make them feel invested in their work by assigning not only a material value, but more importantly, a power of decision and impact in their scientific work.

  3. "Directed, managed and led department. As well as project teams."

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    Former Employee - Director in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Andover, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good science and good facilities.

    Cons

    Leadership is woefully lacking. No more leadership by example. M

    Advice to Management

    None at this time to mention.


  4. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eisai full-time

    Pros

    Pay is better than national average

    Cons

    Growth opportunity is not based on your knowledge or experience

    Advice to Management

    They should understand the importance of the science.


  5. "900 Davis Drive Site in RTP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eisai full-time

    Pros

    Small organizational teams, cross functional work environment

    Cons

    Top-down decision making resulting in slow actions

    Advice to Management

    Management changes and employee engagement


  6. "Not well run"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eisai full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great base pay and company car

    Cons

    Corporate bullying and lack of new ideas

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and listen to your employees


  7. "Stepping Stone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Eisai full-time

    Pros

    Amazing company car program

    Cons

    Big pharma and then some

    Advice to Management

    You’ve hired experienced and talented professionals, please let them do the things at Eisai that made them successful elsewhere

  8. "Senior Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eisai full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Andover site had really great colleagues and culture, the company works with genuine concern for patients. Really nice building and facility. Commute is easy. Focus is on organic growth, and it is a great place to learn and do drug discovery and development.

    Cons

    Company is in tight financial position since last few years.

    Advice to Management

    Business development and strategic thinking has gaps....some of great assets were not cashed, some decisions like MGI acquisition backfired. Need clarity on how to utilize strengths of 2 different cultures so that US (work smarter, and move faster) and Japan (work harder, never give up, focus on quality work) do not cancel each others strengths.


  9. "sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    autonomy, opportunity to advance within sales teams

    Cons

    corporate culture was not positive


  10. "Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Scientist in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Eisai full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good medical plan , cafeteria

    Cons

    Bad atmosphere. Dog eat dog. Directors do nothing. Don't help with problems with other depts. or outside vendors. Not sure how committed upper management in Japan is in keeping US facilities open. Don't work here unless you are unemployed.

    Advice to Management

    Help your people


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