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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Director Reviews

Updated Feb 18, 2020

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Takeda Pharmaceuticals President and CEO Christophe Weber
Christophe Weber
22 Ratings
  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "Outstanding Employer who empowers employees to seek out opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Senior Medical Director in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great employer with many opportunities based on the new diverse pipeline

    Cons

    Maneuvering the political landscape is a daunting task. Yet the organization provides incredible opportunities to its staff.

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    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2019-11-07
  2. "Top 10 Global Pharmaceutical Company"

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    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Patient-oriented, collaborative team environment - lots of opportunity to implement initiatives

    Cons

    Past year during Shire acquisition resulted in a lack of clarity in some roles, but positions have been nearly filled and things have been sorted out.

    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2020-02-18
  3. "Great empowering place to work"

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    Current Employee - Director in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, flexible hours, great pay, tons of opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    It has many of the needs of a rapidly growing organization

    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2020-02-12
  4. "Messy merger"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Nice location - central square. Competitive comp.

    Cons

    Changes in scope of work and budget cuts informed by shifting corporate priorities driven by synergy targets

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    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2020-02-06
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic Environment"

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    Former Employee - Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Great salary, bonus and benefits.

    Cons

    Incredibly toxic environment. Management lack professionalism. High turnover rate.

    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2020-01-16
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture and company that lives by its values"

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    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great efforts around building culture across the globe

    Cons

    Focus on being as local as possible and as global as necessary is a hard trade off

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    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2019-07-22
  7. Helpful (7)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great work, flexibility, compensation, vacation and benefits.

    Cons

    Since current CEO’s arrival, the genuineness of the culture has plummeted. Executive management now has zero loyalty to its own employees who have worked there and facilitated the company’s success for years. Also, employee surveys are b.s. Management spins all bad results in its favor.

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    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2019-05-31
  8. Helpful (8)

    "Great ambitions, but out of touch"

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    Current Employee - Director of Operations in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great ambition to help patients and change the way that things work in the pharma industry

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't seem to realize/care what a mess all of the processes are and how complicated it is to get anything done

    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2019-04-29
  9. Helpful (11)

    "Takover by Takeda ruined already a lot"

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    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good R&D pipeline, part of the team very motivated

    Cons

    not employee-focused at all, but principle-focused only, no transparency of people selection process, employees are kept in the dark and decisions are made without consulting the ones who have the knowledge

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    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2019-05-08
  10. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and good Benefits. Flexible and Collaborative culture

    Cons

    None so far Interview process is slow Growing too fast N/A N/A

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    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2018-12-08

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