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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Manager Reviews

Updated Feb 10, 2020

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3.3
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Takeda Pharmaceuticals President and CEO Christophe Weber
Christophe Weber
34 Ratings
  1. "High Quality Employer"

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    Current Employee - Community Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Integrity, work/life balance, compensation & benefits

    Cons

    Rampant change / uncertainty due to Shire acquisition, synergy targets and evolving relocation strategy.

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    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2020-01-16
  2. "Good projects"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of different projects to work on. Can learn lots in short period of time.

    Cons

    Boston is central for company in US

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    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2020-02-02
  3. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great benefits and flexible schedule

    Cons

    complex processes and low accountability

    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2020-02-01
  4. "Poor Work Culture"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Patient focused Mobile phone line reimbursement

    Cons

    Highly siloed Highly political Highly unproductive and non collaborative Highly and unreasonably sensitive to open minded opinions Lack of tolerance to unique personalities. Everyone is expected to behave the same way under current HR policies and practices New ideas are not welcome..as the company shuns away young talent in exchange for more experienced individuals with caged mind sets at better paying positions and salaries Managers and colleagues constantly judge you and will escalate without first clearing the air with you in person so can’t trust anyone HR is feared for everything HR If you escalate to HR prepare to have yourself considered equally guilty of reporting and everyone from your manager to anyone at point for you as resource is sucked in to the reporting process..no anonymity exists Job function related feedback: Project and program management don’t exist in their pure essence. You will be a coordinator and facilitator at most. Possibly give few PM like responsibility but mostly you will find everything is AdHoc and ancient in their methods.

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    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2020-02-09
  5. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive culture, reasonable benefits, good middle management leadership

    Cons

    Constant change, difficult when tribal knowledge is lost

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    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2019-12-20
  6. "Big Pharma Feel"

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    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun people, collaborative environment, big on D&I

    Cons

    Big pharma feel. Not a culture of growth

    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2019-12-17
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible culture"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Round Lake, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits. Other locations and teams are a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Horrible leadership. No planning. Favoritism. Retaliation happens all the time. The culture is bad especially on the production floor, but also for office staff. Everything is a fire and there is no direction.

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    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2019-12-19
  8. "Former Contractor. Great place to work."

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    Former Contractor - Finance Manager in Chesterbrook, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals for more than a year

    Pros

    Great group of employees. Lots of freedom. Great social atmosphere.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind. Was very happy there

    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2019-10-31
  9. Helpful (16)

    "Not great"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There were some great people. Old Takeda was a great place to work, great benefits, flexibility, nice office space, good cafeteria. I think they had a great model that worked for their size and company demographic before Shire. Maybe in a year once things settle it will be a great place to work again.

    Cons

    Once Takeda bought Shire it was very clear leadership was not being thoughtful in the decisions they were making but just throwing out whatever they thought would please 1 or 2 business leaders. The problem is you are too big, complex and diverse now to just please 1 or 2 businesses. Leaders never took the time to understand what they bought. Shire who had just gone through this 2 years ago was completely ignored, there was no partnering, leadership stopped communicating, horrible change management, wasted time repeating information. Leaders seemed to not care as I suspect many of them will not be with this company within 6 mths and very few were willing to step up and be leaders (go against the grain when they knew it wasn't in the best interest of the entire company). A company that is 1/3 the size of the company they just purchased (in US) that made very few changes over the past 15 years is just not equipped to rush in massive changes. Trying to run the US business with the same model as other countries is not going to be successful for the new size/demographic of this company. Some really great, experienced people left the organization which speaks volumes. A huge red flag when you are asking why and how and are just being told superficial responses that show zero understanding of the actual process or that there is any actual thoughtful reason behind the decisions being made. Everything was just at the surface level. Presentations to leadership were skewed and lacked critical information, again surface deep.

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    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2019-10-23
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Narrow minded Leadership"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are comparable with other pharma

    Cons

    Unless you work in manufacturing or at a hub location, you aren't wanted at the company. No flexibility for remote workers.

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    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2019-10-18

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