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Takeda Pharmaceuticals UK Reviews

Updated March 11, 2017
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  1. "Happy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in High Wycombe, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in High Wycombe, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy within the work place. Excellent benefits

    Cons

    Senor management don't respect the lower levels of employees

    Advice to Management

    Without the lower levels of employees, you wouldn't be whre you are.


  2. "TDC"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Alliance Management in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Alliance Management in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Long term perspective on business and career development

    Cons

    Very process orientated and at times bureaucratic


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Current "Transformation""

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some key issues have been recognised

    Cons

    Strategic plans to implement will not achieve what senior management desire as there is no coordination, and all strategic positions are moving to the US (a model used before which was a car crash). Nothing innovative!

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking that by reverting back to a US centric model that this will save the company. Talent is worldwide, use it!


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  5. "Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Salary and benefits good. Flexibility in terms of home-working. Great central location. In general, staff easy going and HR very approachable

    Cons

    Not enough professional development though this will depend on one's manager. Too much centralised control in Boston office. Lack of transparency. Top heavy company.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise your N-1 talents and abilities. Personal development plans are written to be read! Be more transparent about what is happening in company. Have regular meetings to inform group of what is happening within and between functions. Improve communication!


  6. "Excellent management and team culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very nice company to work for. excellent managers, good culture, decent workload, great training.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  7. "Great fun"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Communications in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Corporate Communications in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and great location in London, good ways to work. Very well paid employer and good focus on development

    Cons

    Decision making can be a lengthy process, everything filtered down from Japan. Very corporate atmosphere and not many social activities

    Advice to Management

    Decision making can be a lengthy process


  8. "Mixed feelings"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead PV Scientist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Lead PV Scientist in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Office Location is very convenient and a great place to work. Quite a lot of training courses are available to permanent employees.

    Cons

    Too many different groups so roles and responsibilities are unclear.


  9. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good long traditional history that place patients and their trust first. Within company, good culture and people.

    Cons

    Company is going through transformation of globalisation, inevitably reorganisation.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good value and remove uncertainty.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Takdeda PV"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    People. I can't think of many pros-all amateurs.

    Cons

    Lack oblong term planning, hugely under resourced


  11. "For every good thing, there is one or two bad."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good flexible approach to global working, with friendly and collaborative staff. Strong and principled Japanese ethics running through company

    Cons

    Poor support from senior management and little HR support in company initiatives - including re-organisations, poor approach to budget spend and over the top and unnecessary business travel.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time "on the ground" to see issues that can be easily resolved and take decisive action on lingering issues.


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