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Otsuka Reviews

Updated March 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Freedom to make your mark, take on as much responsibility as you want, and are given the tools to do so, unlike many big pharma companies (in 6 reviews)

  • Great benefits, 401k match is incredible 10%, (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management decisions and opinions are not always transparent (in 8 reviews)

  • Disorganized, leadership is not forthcoming, significant disconnect between field and home office/leadership, lack of work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Hospital account manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Otsuka (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary is high, managers good

    Cons

    Frequent restructuring and layoffs over last few years


  2. "Neuroscience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Otsuka full-time

    Pros

    Great products in neuroscience market

    Cons

    Too few of those great products


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Neuroscience Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Neuroscience Account Manager
    Former Employee - Neuroscience Account Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working here for seven years. Great benefits, solid top and middle management. Likable and thoroughly professional sales force with great products.

    Cons

    Otsuka just had their first, and hopefully last, layoffs. This often changes the environment for the remaining employees. New management emerged from "behind the curtain" after the layoffs and some senior management left or was let go.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps I don't understand the business decision, but you made your projected numbers and still cut 15% of your sales force?


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  5. "Otsuka review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Otsuka full-time

    Pros

    good competitive salary and overall benefits

    Cons

    Growing pains as they are becoming a bigger player in the pharmaceutical industry.


  6. "Supply Chain Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Otsuka full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome. Excellent benefits. Great company culture from top down.

    Cons

    No negative attributes associated with this company.


  7. "District Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Otsuka full-time

    Pros

    Marketing support, products, not publicly traded

    Cons

    management support, promotional opportunity, leadership direction


  8. "Great Benefits - Bad management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Otsuka full-time

    Pros

    Benefits were top-notch, colleagues were great

    Cons

    Direction missing. Managers unable to convey message, gets lost in translation in their head. Often times contradict themselves.


  9. "Senior research associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Otsuka full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits including salary, medical insurance, 401k, bonus and many other things. Working environment is good.

    Cons

    No challenge and no good job related training. Management is not good and communication is not good enough.

    Advice to Management

    Need clear future plan. Need to find good projects and good employees. Get rid of bad employees as early as possible


  10. "Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Monson, MA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Monson, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Otsuka (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good product, local leadership and co workers were solid. Benefits package is comparable to other companies.

    Cons

    Not sure how committed to the product the company is. Information to the field is lacking. National leadership doesn't seem to be on the same page as global leadership.


  11. "Good place to work.."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Otsuka full-time

    Pros

    Well paid, good 401K, Healthcare, Holidays

    Cons

    Weird culture...but we're all kinda weird I guess!

    Advice to Management

    Hire GOOD management...



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