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Otsuka Reviews

Updated June 13, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great benefits (very competitive 401k) and great people" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Very talented and professional team work environment" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is absolutely no chance to have a work-life balance" (in 8 reviews)

  • "New management emerged from "behind the curtain" after the layoffs and some senior management left or was let go" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Medical Science Liaison"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Science Liaison in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Medical Science Liaison in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Superb culture, great colleagues, abundant resources, management wants you wo succeed.

    Cons

    Have not encountered any yet.


  2. "Solid Company, some challenges"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Otsuka full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cultural tenets - if you like working on projects that you come up with, Otsuka will let you run with it. They support you're ideas in a way that no other company does.

    Cons

    Your experience depends on the team - there are teams that are highly dysfunctional and fail to collaborate effectively. These teams consider themselves high performing teams. Others work incredibly effectively and produce great things. I've been on both types. Leadership fails to address the former in an effective manner.

    Advice to Management

    Address the dysfunction on certain teams because it chases away key talent who otherwise loves the company.

  3. "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative company with a great mission, smart employees, and a decent pipeline.

    Cons

    Senior leadership has no accountability to its employees, they don’t treat them fairly and fear bringing in younger talent. They have a huge generation gap which is due to lack of programs to support and develop millennials.

    This company also pays lower than average for the industry and companies such as j&j and bms snatch up the good talent.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management in finance is ruining this companies reputation. Before the new cfo came and brought his friends the administration was respected. Now employees walk around talking to each other about how leadership doesn’t value them. They push out good employees just to hire their friends from other companies with little to no experience in the industry.


  4. "Marketing Diector"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Otsuka full-time

    Pros

    It is Good size small to medium. Currently it not process oriented, and more content oriented. Overall good culture

    Cons

    They do not invest enough on resources. They can do somewhat better with their recruiting as talent pool is not so great.

    Advice to Management

    be more present as you are not well connected with your employees givenn the size of the company. You have to understand that Otsuka is a global company so you have to have some decent global group


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Specialty Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Otsuka full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great retirement, fantastic co-workers and a great CNS pipeline.

    Cons

    Salaries are not competitive and the company does not shut down during the holidays like other pharmaceutical companies other than that is a good company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "National Sales Director"

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    Former Employee - National Sales Director in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - National Sales Director in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Otsuka (More than a year)

    Pros

    Innovation and creativity. May attract talent but management insecurity leads to intense backstabbing.

    Cons

    Cold, sterile work environment. You're either in or your out, and when you're out, you have no access to senior management.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Readynow Program"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ReadyNow Account Manager
    Current Employee - ReadyNow Account Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The readynow program is a unique and industry leading program that provides unparalleled training for new industry sales professional to develop them into high performing reps quickly. The company puts a significant investment into this program including but not limited to public speaking coaching, managed markets training, as well as disease state training.

    Some other reviews on here have had a negative outlook management and I would like to be utterly clear. The management of this team is fantastic. They absolutely do not force an undesirable permanent position on you. Management works with you to find a position that both the employee and the company are happy with.

    Cons

    You could travel a lot in the program, however, the company is abundantly clear about this expectation up front.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to challenge convential thinking in our pursuit of better health outcomes worldwide.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "ReadyNow Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ReadyNow Account Manager
    Current Employee - ReadyNow Account Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity of a lifetime, get into an industry that is very competitive to get into otherwise, sell a great product, great opportunities all over the country. This program is what you make of it, if you work hard and perform well, you can get the job you want. If you do not work hard and take the advice of people around you, it will be difficult to land the position you want.

    Cons

    Hard work, ambiguity, some managers are very difficult to work for.

    Advice to Management

    try to be understanding that ReadyNow reps are new to the industry and help, rather that scrutinize them, when they make mistakes.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Nueroscience Account Manager - Sales Development Program (READYNOW)"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Neuroscience Account Manager
    Current Employee - Neuroscience Account Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The READYNOW program gives professionals who may not have a healthcare background the opportunity to break into the industry and start a new career in a specialty field. I am grateful for this program and the opportunities and experience that I have had.

    Otsuka embraces change and is always open to new ideas, this program brings a fresh prospective to the field. READYNOW provides employees with extensive training which has helped me grow both personally and professionally. The support does not stop with the program either. I also receive positive feedback, constructive criticism and mentorship from my tenured peers and district manager.

    The company is invested in this success of this program. I have received positive feedback, guidance and mentorship from my peers, tenured account managers, district managers, HR department and regional director. I truly feel lucky to work for such a great company with a wonderful support system that is helping me succeed.

    There is a clear path for growth and opportunities to work cross functionally throughout the company. Otsuka is patient focused, I love going to work everyday knowing that our products make a world of difference to improve others lives.

    Cons

    100% travel (if you aren't a fan of traveling)
    ambiguity (if you don't like dealing with change and fear the unknown)

    These are both pro's of the program as well.

    Advice to Management

    The ReadyNow program is continuously evolving, I think that upper management is doing a great job of implementing feedback provided.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Common Small Family Own Business"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Otsuka full-time

    Pros

    Fair compensation and benefits

    Cons

    No career plan career, incentives, no training, too much family decision making, excessive micro management


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