Takeda Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated May 7, 2021

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Takeda Pharmaceuticals President and CEO Christophe Weber
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566 Ratings
Pros
  • "Promote staff to have Good work life balance(in 127 reviews)

  • "Great benefits & opportunities for advancement(in 97 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Integration after Shire buyout still ongoing(in 48 reviews)

  • "Upper management not connected with the field organization(in 36 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years
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      Good company to work for

      Dec 11, 2020 - Global Category Manager, Procurement in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good salary and benefits, company with the purpose, great people, possibilities to grow the carrier

      Cons

      As in every place there are some individuals that make your work a bit challanging

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Forward thinking classy healthcare company

      Apr 21, 2021 - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stability, opportunity, benefits plans are good for employees

      Cons

      Move to the Boston corridor

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Big company culture

      May 5, 2021 - Associate Director 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good salary and benefits. Plenty of work for people in development. Coworkers mostly positive.

      Cons

      Major misstep in outsourcing essential activities. Everyone in the company seemed aware of the problems except senior management.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Benefits and Work-Life Balance

      Apr 22, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      The company values its employees by paying well, proving great benefits, and having a flexible work life balance with the half day Fridays

      Cons

      Lots of churn due to headquarters moving from IL to Boston.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Fantastic company culture

      Apr 29, 2021 - Talent Acquisition in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Respectful, brilliant colleagues. Transparent, honest executive leadership who communicate frequently. Excellent compensation & benefits. Unmatched work-life balance.

      Cons

      I can’t think of any cons.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good Pay and Benefits/ Stuck in the past

      Apr 14, 2021 - Reliability Technician in Social Circle, GA
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      Pros

      Mostly good pay and benefits

      Cons

      Management is slow to act on anything. If you have a good idea, don't bring it here, they don't care. No opportunities to grow. Very inflexible.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Excellent company to work for

      Apr 29, 2021 - Associate Director in Cambridge, MA
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      Pros

      Great culture, friendly people, good salaries

      Cons

      after Takeda acquired Shire the culture changed

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good location to work at

      Apr 29, 2021 - Senior Process Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Job security, good working people amongst departments.

      Cons

      Pay and antiquated decision making.

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Get overpaid to do very little work if you don’t count listening to meetings at odd hours as work

      Mar 25, 2021 - Senior Director - IT in Lexington, MA
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      Pros

      Pay is amazing, seriously like way more than anywhere else. Everyone is nice to your face and non confrontational. You’ll never know what people think of you and if you like that kind of thing you’ll do well here. It’s almost impossible to get fired unless to steal or break the law

      Cons

      Organizational confusion. Hard to get visibility If senior management doesn’t know you well. There is a ton of wasted effort and energy around very minor things and it takes far too long to make decisions. Culture is very risk averse which is t surprising for a Japanese company. Most of the senior leaders live in an ivory tower

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Excellent culture

      Apr 29, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Excellent culture, benefits, and corporate mindset/goals

      Cons

      Upper management is very conservative.

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