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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated May 23, 2018
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  • work life balance could be improved (in 31 reviews)

  • It is not just "no work life balance" culture but the treatment is inhuman (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Takeda Pharmacetuicals- Biologics department review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Downstream Process Development Co-op in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Downstream Process Development Co-op in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. Fantastic, supportive and inclusive work culture
    2. Cutting edge science with adherence to best industrial practices

    Cons

    Really large company to work at, interaction between different departments rare


  2. "Sr. Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic culture and amazing work.

    Cons

    A lot of change, which isn't necessarily bad, but if you can't handle change it might not be the place for you.

  3. "Associate Director"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, great benefits, value employees

    Cons

    Internal divisions are not integrated.


  4. "Communications"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, casual dress code, nice corporate office.

    Cons

    Continuous change within company and industry.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Deerfield, IL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, Culture and fast paced. Challenging but worth while. Believe in work life balance

    Cons

    no cons to report for Takeda


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Statistician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Work and life balance is good.

    Cons

    The work is simple and kind of boring.

    Advice to Management

    Stop Macro Managing


  7. "Takeda Brooklyn Park"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Brooklyn Park, MN

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Site had promise before the acquisition.
    Manufacturing managers are awesome.
    Cell culture manager is the only one that will tell it how it is.

    Cons

    Site leadership sucks.
    QA managers will steal your work.
    Low pay and over worked.
    Toxic environment.
    Site cut corners. Poor quality oversight. Regulatory approval does not look good.

    Advice to Management

    Quit.

  8. "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    their mission to empower employees

    Cons

    There are too many changes


  9. "Not great. No bad."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Fair pay.

    Cons

    Iffy pipeline. Uncertain future.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Director"

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

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people are what keep me here.

    Cons

    Too many to name, unfortunately. When I joined the organization prior to the renaming of Millennium Pharmaceuticals as Takeda Oncology, the culture was incredible. The company cared about people, valued work life balance, compensation was well above the industry average, etc. In the past few years, the culture has disintegrated. Salaries are now below the industry norm and bonuses (which have always been are large component of the total comp) are now shrinking. New cost savings measures have destroyed morale in the home office. Many people have recently left and many more are actively looking for new positions. Management is so focused on the bottom line that they have forgotten that people's lives and financial well being is at stake. Recognition for work well done has disappeared as the company has taken a more outward view of public and shareholder perspectives than they have of employee quality of work. Buyer beware! The pipeline is weak and hedged on external partnerships rather than new innovation. Clinical trials are drying up as there is no money to fund them.

    Advice to Management

    Take a step back and recognize that the people within this organization got us to where we are today. When you turn your back on the people, you lose excellent employees and seasoned professionals (R&D, formulations, PV, field, etc.). Axing the Christmas party for home office employees was the last straw for many. CEO should have ponied up for it out of his bonus to reward employees that have come to expect the party for work well done to help maintain the culture. It's all numbers now. The people are lost and hurting. It may be too late to right the ship. Hope being a top 10 oncology company is worth it when no one wants to work here.


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