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"Horrible management without career development"

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Former Employee - Research Associate in Rockville, MD
Former Employee - Research Associate in Rockville, MD
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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

Pros

Coworkers were hardworking despite lack of appreciation.

Cons

Management and HR lacking in multiple aspects.

Advice to Management

Fire those who do not perform, reward those who do.

Other Employee Reviews for Otsuka

  1. Helpful (4)

    "I liked many of the people I worked with but the company's senior management was very limited"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Manager in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    This is based on my experience prior to 2009

    Generally good people to work with and a Japanese President who was people oriented

    Work friendly environment

    Cons

    Withe new CEO in place during 2008 the environment became toxic. Senior management who were former BMS replaced the existing team and they systematically laid off sales, marketing, corporate head office people.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Great company, misguided management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Recommends

    Pros

    If you are lucky enough to get a full-time job here, the benefits are second to none. PTO is exceptional, even from the beginning, and health/dental plans are great.

    Cons

    Otsuka seems to be having difficulties transitioning to becoming a larger company. They do not want to increase head count at any of their locations, even though the workload (and budget of company) have doubled in recent years. Instead, contractors have been hired to increase head count and replace employees recently laid off, which has had a negative effect on employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Otsuka is a wonderful company that seems to be going through growing pains. Their biggest issues center around their recent IPO, which has caused senior management to care more about yearly profits than long term financial success. This has caused a reduction of benefits, shrinking of full-time workers, and an increase in the number of contractors.

    Overall, the benefits are still very good, middle management is great, and Otsuka is a great company to work for. However, they need to figure out their transition from a small to a mid-size pharmaceutical company.

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