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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Employee Reviews about "great benefits"

Updated Nov 25, 2019

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Takeda Pharmaceuticals President and CEO Christophe Weber
Christophe Weber
369 Ratings
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  • "Integrity, work/life balance, compensation & benefits(in 104 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours, great benefits, reasonable work load expectations(in 75 reviews)

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  1. "Solid company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Sales Representative 

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Patient-centric philosophy Excellent training Great benefits

    Cons

    Lack of communication from upper management at times

    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2019-11-26
  2. Helpful (15)

    "Not great"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There were some great people. Old Takeda was a great place to work, great benefits, flexibility, nice office space, good cafeteria. I think they had a great model that worked for their size and company demographic before Shire. Maybe in a year once things settle it will be a great place to work again.

    Cons

    Once Takeda bought Shire it was very clear leadership was not being thoughtful in the decisions they were making but just throwing out whatever they thought would please 1 or 2 business leaders. The problem is you are too big, complex and diverse now to just please 1 or 2 businesses. Leaders never took the time to understand what they bought. Shire who had just gone through this 2 years ago was completely ignored, there was no partnering, leadership stopped communicating, horrible change management, wasted time repeating information. Leaders seemed to not care as I suspect many of them will not be with this company within 6 mths and very few were willing to step up and be leaders (go against the grain when they knew it wasn't in the best interest of the entire company). A company that is 1/3 the size of the company they just purchased (in US) that made very few changes over the past 15 years is just not equipped to rush in massive changes. Trying to run the US business with the same model as other countries is not going to be successful for the new size/demographic of this company. Some really great, experienced people left the organization which speaks volumes. A huge red flag when you are asking why and how and are just being told superficial responses that show zero understanding of the actual process or that there is any actual thoughtful reason behind the decisions being made. Everything was just at the surface level. Presentations to leadership were skewed and lacked critical information, again surface deep.

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    Advice to Management

    You need to look at the model of the business and get to know Shire as they are not the same as Takeda. There needs to be more critical thinking at all levels and you need to start asking the hard questions of who you have invested in, there are some leaders that are not qualified in change management and lack basic M&A knowledge who are relying on others who again lack the critical thinking skills that are needed to ensure you aren't redoing all the work you just spent a year throwing together or upsetting some key business groups. Ask the tough questions when you are presented with something.

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    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2019-10-23
  3. "Great Place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate II in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great benefits, reasonable work load expectations

    Cons

    There are lots of management layers which can become cumbersome at times.

    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2019-10-15
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Was great until a year ago"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Pay and Great Benefits

    Cons

    Too many managers and not enough worker bees

    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2019-09-16
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Little more stability than contract sales"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Sales 

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, salary is average for industry

    Cons

    No stability. Layoffs are frequent

    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2019-08-18
  6. "was a great employer, lost there way, hope they find it again"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales EP in Fresno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    great culture, family feel, great benefits, pay about average

    Cons

    pipeline problems, acquired shire and gutted the sales force to a skeleton crew. big demands and territories without the appropriate pay

    Advice to Management

    pray

    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2019-06-07
  7. Helpful (10)

    "Great Place to Work Until Campus Closed"

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    Current Employee - Assistant General Counsel in Deerfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, treat their people well

    Cons

    Campus closed as a cost-cutting measure and many people lost jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Allow telecommuting for appropriate roles. There is no reason that I could not do my job remotely. That you refuse to allow this seems to be more of a strategy to reduce work force than a legitimate business need.

    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2019-05-30
  8. Helpful (1)

    "great company but bad department"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Control Analyst 

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits. overall the company is great

    Cons

    the QC Lab is crap

    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2019-04-29
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Package Development Engineer in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -great benefits -beautiful campus with amenities -open door policy -team activities -great work/life balance

    Cons

    -closing Deerfield campus and moving to Boston

    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2019-03-21
  10. "Great place to learn the ropes"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent, thorough product and sales training - best in the industry. Great Benefits Pay is on the high side for primary care.

    Cons

    Business Units in silos No interaction between sales and managed markets Micromanaged to metrics vs. appropriate business plans on the territory / district level.

    Takeda Pharmaceuticals2018-11-25
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