Takeda Pharmaceuticals Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Jan 23, 2021

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Takeda Pharmaceuticals President and CEO Christophe Weber
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Pros
  • "Promote staff to have Good work life balance(in 127 reviews)

  • "Great benefits & opportunities for advancement(in 97 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Integration after Shire buyout still ongoing(in 48 reviews)

  • "Upper management not connected with the field organization(in 36 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Solid company

      Nov 25, 2019 - Sales Representative 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Patient-centric philosophy Excellent training Great benefits

      Cons

      Lack of communication from upper management at times

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

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      Jan 23, 2021 - Patient Support Manager in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Employee Benefits Healthy Competition Continuous technology improvements

      Cons

      Shire Upper Management Limited room for growth

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      downsized in 2020

      Jan 21, 2021 - Sales Representative 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      at the rep level, good people

      Cons

      Upper management not connected with the field organization

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Potential to be a Great Company

      Nov 17, 2020 - Quality Control in Social Circle, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent pay and good experience in a pharmaceutical environment

      Cons

      Horrible culture. Management and HR allow for a very bad culture of "good ol boy system". Incompetence is prevalent throughout management and lacks diversity in upper management.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Poor treatment of manufacturing personnel

      Nov 10, 2020 - Manufacturing Technician in Cambridge, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good coworkers, good learning environment

      Cons

      Disorganized management, Pay is low compared to other companies. Recently changed to 12 hour shifts but there is little to no work after midnight. Morale is awful. Upper management does not focus on what’s important rather then new operational ideas that never get followed through with.

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Terrible Culture

      Jan 15, 2021 - Sales Manager in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It is a paying job.

      Cons

      Upper management is clueless, disconnected from the sales force. Morale is very low.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work but horrible place to grow

      Mar 15, 2020 - Financial Analyst in Exton, PA
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      Pros

      Great employees and people. I thoroughly enjoy interacting with various coworkers not just in this location but across the globe. There are also a lot of opportunities to get involved in other groups and other projects. The benefits and pay are also good here.

      Cons

      The growth aspects are poor at this location. If your long-term aspirations are to be a manager or higher, don't work here; they fill a lot of roles with contractors rather than promote their own employees. Some of the upper management is not in touch with the employees doing the work. Also, they stress continuous improvement and "challenge the status quo", but if you do you will be punished. There are also too many meetings and when you do have meetings, most people bring their laptops and do something else, making the meetings longer and harder to focus during.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Dishonest company who is not transparent about the shire integration

      Feb 20, 2020 - Senior Manufacturing Associate in Cambridge, MA
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      Pros

      Great place to start a career in manufacturing.

      Cons

      Most supervisors here dont know much about GMP's, GDP's, and pharmaceutical manufacturing. To many senior managers implementing unreasonable new processes just to boost there resumes. Dishonest hiring practice, they will bait and switch new employees to cover overnight shifts. Currently upper management is lying about the longevity of its Alwife site to keep employees.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Current Contractor, less than 1 year

      Meh

      Feb 21, 2020 - Contract Administrator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      High Pay, Flexible Hours, and Good coworkers

      Cons

      Training stinks essentially had to train myself, commute is terrible, and seems like there is a lot of confusion in upper management.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work!

      Oct 1, 2019 - CRITICAL SYSTEMS MANAGER in Thousand Oaks, CA
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      Pros

      Great people for the most part. Knowledgeable hourly employees. Good pay and benefits.

      Cons

      Upper management was working in areas they were not trained for. Hard to get some things done that were needed.

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