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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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  • Work/Life Balance is unbalanced (in 28 reviews)

  • Overworked and no work-life balance (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Sales representative"

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People you work with are top notch professionals who care about their job. It's a great company that you can build a career

    Cons

    Lack of future. The new drug pipeline is minimal. The upper management ensured us that no downsizing was going to happen, a few months later a large number of people were let go from the company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Constant reorganization"

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefit package is fantastic, and the vacation and personal time off is hard to beat anywhere else. There are some great reps who are still there.

    Cons

    Nothing in the pipeline, constantly in a state of reorganization, very reactive to the industry instead of proactive. The only requirement to being a District Manger is being able to move to Chicago which has led to many incompetent people being in those positions.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a quality manager training program (not just being a home office trainer, etc) for employees who have the career goal of being in those positions and actually hire those who portray leadership and management qualities into those jobs.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Overall it was a great experience"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It was a great run and experiencing the transition from a one drug organization to multiple drugs. They offer great benefits.

    Cons

    Wasn't much difference in bonus from being on top versus middle or lower in ranking. I guess they needed to change but they use to offer at least a small token thank you at a meeting with a little gift but no longer

    Advice to Management

    Through the years the culture had changed from what a Japanese organization was to what a US organization is. Get back to a Japanese organization.


  4. "Experienced Executive/Sr. Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Executive/Senior Administrative Assistant in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Executive/Senior Administrative Assistant in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Takeda truly cares about their employees, encourage work/life balance, benefits are fantastic

    Cons

    Several business changes are taking place and relocations to Boston


  5. "Professional Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Broad product portfolio. Company driven by diversity

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for advancement into Specialty positions


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Joyless"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    They offer good benefits, good bonuses, flexible work schedules, and nice facility and daycare. Basically everything on paper that you'd want.

    Cons

    Demoralized and overworked workforce (due to massive recent layoffs). Poor leadership, with lots of folks managing up, with very little focus on managing down, leaving those who are executing the work with little direction, confidence, or enjoyment. Environment does not foster openness, varying opinions, or innovation. An extreme focus on cost-cutting, with perpetual reduction of resources and staffing. Little appreciation or recognition given. Environment is in CONSTANT change -- everything -- all the time - the change fatigue is tremendous. But the demands increase and increase.

    Advice to Management

    Take a special look at those long-term employees who have stayed through all of these upheavals. How can you ensure that their compensation matches all the new employees coming on? Those remaining long termers hold the history and heritage and cohesion preventing the whole thing from spinning apart.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "System Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global company with many fine departments to work in

    Cons

    Very dynamic organisation built - can be difficult to work in


  8. Helpful (1)

    "AVOID!!! A dying and disorganized company!!!! Ship is sinking, fast."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A nice dining area. Great coworkers.

    Cons

    From a finance/compliance/audit perspective: This company only good if you have no ambition and want to ruin your career. They don't develop people, no one advances. Communication is a nightmare. They are downsizing so rapidly that management is constantly showing the campus to other companies, to rent when they move to Boston! They laid off 400 people a few months ago, after laying off a few thousand last year. Get it?
    If this company wasn't supported by old money in Japan, it would have gone bankrupt awhile ago.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach, and be transparent! Develop people- give people a reason to stay!


  9. "Takeda Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager, Medical Affairs Operations and Planning in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Manager, Medical Affairs Operations and Planning in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, company culture, benefits.

    Cons

    Constant change and uncertainty, regulation flux


  10. "Outside Sales"

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    Former Employee - Attorney in Huntington, WV
    Former Employee - Attorney in Huntington, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, a sterling veteran district manager, and a terrific professional autonomy that allowed for efficient territory management and sales success.

    I actually left in 2005.

    Cons

    Underdeveloped career advancement infrastructure and procedures for those in rural areas or unable to relocate to the home office.

    Advice to Management

    But for the restriction on advancement, I would not have left TPNA for law school. I still consider it my best professional experience. Hopefully, one's ability to advance is less restricted because of advances in technology.


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