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Takeda Pharmaceuticals UK Reviews

Updated March 11, 2017
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Pros
  • There is great work life balance (in 57 reviews)

  • Great cafeteria; great company to work at; great benefits (in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life Balance is unbalanced (in 26 reviews)

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

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  1. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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


  3. "Location"

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

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    very central near covent garden in London

    Cons

    no parking, long commute by train and tube

    Advice to Management

    nil


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  5. "London support staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company looks after their staff very well. Great benefits and good salaries for support staff. Nice environment and offices. Many opportunities to apply for jobs in Takeda offices abroad.

    Cons

    Nothing negative comes to mind.


  6. "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.


  7. "Supportive environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Positive attitudes, great working environment, friendly staff, diverse range of employees. Team building activities had high attendance and good results.

    Cons

    Departments seemed too separate, not enough interdisciplinary exchanges in projects. Many staff members complained about the difficulty of career progression in the company.


  8. "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.


  9. "Comfortable backwater"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Pay
    Nice atmosphere
    Location in Covent Garden

    Cons

    Progression based on where you live (Boston, Lodz, Zurich or Japan are best) not what you do
    Always very poorly organized/backward. Now catching up, but not a place to get good industry experience.
    Big changes coming - many traditional pros will be lost


  10. "Potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Dedicated professionals
    Flexible working pattern
    Great location and office environment

    Cons

    Short of true leadership capability

    Advice to Management

    Look at the talent you have globally and improve communications


  11. "TDC"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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



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