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"This was a great place to work"

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Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Redwood City, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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

Pros

Management was open and communicated well with employees. Emphasis was on work done, not hours spent. Everyone supported everone else - no back-biting.

Cons

The company that bought us - Astellas - didn't understand our products and shut us down.

Other Employee Reviews for Astellas Pharma US

  1. Helpful (3)

    "US Corporate IT is very Toxic - Old boys club"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Northbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Astellas Pharma US full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working for Astellas as a company. Good benefits and good package.(but as they say, there is always a catch and If you work in IT ...you are doomed".)

    Cons

    IT department has no strategy. No respect for employees. Leader is over his head, arrogant. Senior IT leaders always find a scape goat to place the blame on. Does not respect diversity, no respect for women. In fact there is no woman who is above the title of senior manager. Very racist. Will work everyone too hard and if one thing goes wrong, the person who works so hard gets fired. There is no alignment within Senior IT leaders and so much in-fighting, politics within such a small team, brings down the morale of the whole team. Contractors and Consultants are treated as 2nd or 3rd class human beings.Total disrespect to consultants & contractors.

    Advice to Management

    Actually this is to the Company Senior Management. Astellas overall is a good place to work but your IT Department is running a "mafia" like operation spoiling the name of the company. Review all the exit interviews from IT, the story will unfold. No prior IT employee will recommend this work place for anyone. Cleanup the IT leadership and make it a great place to work as the rest of Astellas.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Overall company fine, Corp IT is very TOXIC"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Northbrook, IL

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

    Pros

    Company benefits are exceptional. Plenty of budget for projects.

    Cons

    Unethical and incompetent Corp IT group. It is scary to have an opinion that doesn't match what the leadership wants to hear. People are very good at blaming others for their poor decisions. It is a shame that the different IT groups feel like they are in competition with each other. This leads to cover-up activities which the other IT groups and Japan aren't aware of.

    Advice to Management

    Change can't happen where there is no trust. Loyalty is valued over competency in Corp IT. It is obvious who needs to go, just have the courage to make the change.

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