Otsuka Reviews

Updated Jan 11, 2021

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Otsuka President and Chief Executive Officer Kabir Nath (no image)
Kabir Nath
69 Ratings
Pros
  • "They value helping you find a work life balance and they encourage you to take off when needed(in 14 reviews)

  • "Competitive pay, great benefits, and quarterly meetings that help bring the division closer together(in 14 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
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    "Dream Job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Otsuka

    Pros

    Everyday is Friday (No; swimming suit is not allowed in the office yet). The best 401k in the industry. Dream place for minorities and workhorses. Extremely transparent, approachable and humble executive management with a great sense of humor. Great perks and games. Free bottled quality water. Lots of free quality food. You are expected to be genuine and yourself. Extremely helpful and friendly human resources department. Extremely humane owner. No big wigs, no silos, no jerks.

    Cons

    Stay away if you are jerk or 9 to 5 kind of guy

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  2. "Great company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Otsuka full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Promotes growth and development, competitive on salaries and total compensation.

    Cons

    Leadership challenges, reactionary decisions when faced with market challenges. Heavy on metrics instead of outcomes.


  3. "Great Place to work."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Specialist in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Otsuka full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    company culture of establishing work-life balance, although this can be challenged by departmental demands. Flexible schedules. Good pay and great benefits.

    Cons

    A lot of ambiguity in training. Most often, you're left to come up with a way to solve as opposed to having defined procedures for reference.

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  4. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Pharmacovigilance Associate in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Otsuka full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay/ work life balance

    Cons

    Too many adhoc projects in addition to daily tasks

  5. "Good Company and awesome culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Otsuka full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    Worked for less than a year so have not come across anything unfavorable

  6. "Depends on Regional Director"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Business Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Otsuka full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Upper Management CEO and leadership.

    Cons

    National Sales manager is just OK, A couple regional directors are more interested in numbers not people or patients.

  7. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "A Great Company to Work for!!!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Otsuka full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They care about their employees. I joined as a FTE right before COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020 and since then, they have never ceased to amaze me. We have bi-weekly CEO chats where we all get on a call and he speaks about what is going on with the company, new announcements, and then opens up for questions. Since being here, they surprised us with an extra paid holiday in addition to memorial day, an extra paid holiday in addition to labor day weekend, juneteenth off as a paid holiday, and summer Fridays where we stop working at 1pm from memorial day weekend to labor day. And a new additional is we have the entire week of Christmas off and they are encouraging us to cancel meeting the week of thanksgiving and take time off. I appreciate that they value us taking time to spend with our families and to decompress from work. I have never been at a company that has encourages us to take time off and gives us additional paid holiday's aside from the usually 10 paid holidays. Granted, all these additional benefits may be because they are aware of the mental impact COVID-19 and staying inside has had on everyone, but nonetheless, they reacted very well to our circumstances and prove they care. Otsuka is such an inclusive company and they really care about their employees. The culture is great. They encourage you to speak up, they encourage new ideas and expanding your role past your job description. They value helping you find a work life balance and they encourage you to take off when needed. The benefits are amazing. For 401k, they match dollar for dollar contributions up to 10% vested 100% at 5 years. Generous PTO! After 1 year, you get 24 PTO and it increases based off years of service. Tuition reimbursement and fitness reimbursement ($100 per quarter). Medical, vision, dental, and so much more... I absolutely love working at Otsuka and i am so grateful to be working here.

    Cons

    I have zero complaints! I love working at Otsuka and would recommend this company to anyone.

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  8. "Awesome company and warm culture!"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Otsuka full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    1. Leadership 2. Initiatives that are customer focused 3. People

    Cons

    None to note at the current time. Hope the company continues to provide WFH for employees beyond 2021 because that is the new normal and will be tables stakes expectations of workforce in future.

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  9. "Couldn’t ask for a better place to work!"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Otsuka full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The most caring employer you will ever work for. 2020 has been a hell of a year, but the Otsuka ELT has gone above and beyond to ensure their employees had their mental well being. They live the culture they constantly preach. On top of all the amazing benefits already offered for 2020 they provided $400 to every employee for Christmas which was on top of $395 already provided to transition to working from home. The last week of December has been given off as PTO which again is in addition to our standard 10 holidays which was upped to 13 holidays in 2020. Next year and moving forward there are now 10 holidays + 3 floating holidays. Start off your career with 37 paid days off a year, which is unheard of! There are also summer Fridays where 1:00pm is the end of the day and now after labor day mental health Fridays where there cannot be meetings after 1:00 and you can be off if you have personal items you need to attend to. Outside of all of the perks the work is meaningful, and fulfilling. There is a clear line of communication from the ELT on strategy and goals and you know your role in obtaining that outcome.

    Cons

    Absolutely nothing I can think of

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid at all costs"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ready Now Account Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Otsuka full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Travel to new places, company car, corporate housing

    Cons

    Shady management, zero transparency, no commissions, lots and lots of lies from the Ready Now leadership. They will use you until you’re of no use to them anymore. They’ll send you off to some random state and lie about everything. This job sounds great on paper but when you dig deeper you’ll find none of the leadership team cares about you, your success, or even supporting you. Do yourself a favor and avoid this job at all costs.

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