Astellas Pharma US Reviews

Updated 10 Aug 2020

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3.1
55%
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59%
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Astellas Pharma US President and CEO Kenji Yasukawa (no image)
Kenji Yasukawa
15 Ratings
Pros
  • "High integrity organization with good work/life balance and flexibility(in 26 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and good culture depending on the franchise(in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • "However, with the right manager one could take advantage of work-life balance policies(in 6 reviews)

  • "Senior management lacks courage to make the necessary changes to company into the future(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Company takes care of you"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Management team cares about you, support your development

    Cons

    Employees are often left out of the loop on management rationale and decision making; work/life balance is there, but employees need to set that expectation, otherwise, 12hr work days 5 days/wk

  2. "From Start up to Pharma"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The employees all really get along and are willing to help when someone needs it. The benefits are good and they allow for a flexible work schedule . They have a good tuition reimbursement program

    Cons

    Culture is changing to be more concerned about the company than about the employee.

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  3. "Corporate robots"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Representative in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Astellas Pharma US full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Anyone working in this company is expendable and required to act as a corporate robot. Although the pay & benefits are great, one must be willing to accept that their purpose in the life is solely to protect the company's interests & increase their corporate profit above all else.

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  4. "What a shame."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hospital Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, Senior Leadership, Customers, Patients

    Cons

    Sales representatives are competitive and don’t trust each other...management doesn’t trust the representatives, and reps don’t trust managers. Many managers have poor leadership skills, gossip inappropriately about representatives to other managers AND representatives and many managers are abusive. Examples of compliance violations are everywhere but are only called out when a particular manager is vindictive or immature. Why even mention Stephen Covey’s book/ seminar The Speed of Trust’?

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    Astellas Pharma US Response

    July 28, 2020

    We’re sorry to hear that your work experience has not been positive and want to hear more from you. Astellas takes workplace abuse and compliance violations very seriously. We strongly encourage you to report your concerns by contacting our EthicsPoint Compliance Hotline at 1-866-605-1374 or http://astellas.ethicspoint.com, where you can choose to remain anonymous. Astellas strictly prohibits retaliation against employees who in good faith report actual or potential legal or policy violations.

  5. "Think twice before you join"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Astellas Pharma US full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance, senior management in US side, no vision or strategy

    Cons

    No team work, chauvinist culture, narrow minded colleagues, conservative,

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  6. "Fantastic company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great environment, compensation and mission

    Cons

    Global company with still some regional benefits and processes

  7. Helpful (1)

    "US Insights and Analytics Sr Manager"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Astellas Pharma US full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary at slightly higher rates than other pharmaceutical company.

    Cons

    Run, don't walk! Toxic culture, favoritism at best, leadership does not take an unbiased view point. Work life balance is imaginary. In the name of culture only more meaningless trainings are levied. Hire and fire culture and every year org changes. No stability in the enterprise. No appreciation for process or rules. Diversity and gender equality are non existent. They do a good job in hiring leadership brand ambassadors to showcase such gender equality and diversity exists but non existent in working team level.

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  8. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexibility, treated with professionalism and respect

    Cons

    Required to work off time hours

  9. "This company is the worst"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Professional 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    No pros. They trick you into believing their “company culture” is why you go to work. Beware: top management is awful and it’s still the good ol’ boys club. Nobody from Astellas management is to be trusted. I wish so badly I never left my last employer. HUGE mistake, yet lesson learned.

    Cons

    Terrible/fake management, no real coaching, you can’t even truly sell because they’re under so many agreements prohibiting from truly selling. Sales reps are at a total disadvantage. Do NOT ever go work for Astellas - they are a terrible company to represent.

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    Astellas Pharma US Response

    April 6, 2020

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We work hard to build a culture of trust and transparency. We’re sorry that you feel there is a lack of this in your area and want to hear your concerns. Astellas takes sexual harassment very seriously and has a strict “no retaliation” policy. Please contact the Compliance Hotline (EthicsPoint), a completely anonymous and confidential reporting line unless the caller chooses to share their name, at 1-866-605-1374 or http://astellas.ethicspoint.com, to report the situation.

  10. "Shockingly, no complaints!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Astellas Pharma US full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary, healthcare and retirement benefits, ease of connecting with home-office employers in HR, HCC, and Legal, focus on work-family balance, technological resources

    Cons

    Pipeline is a little... confusing. Like others have mentioned, Astellas does not seem to be focusing on one specific area, but instead diversifying as quickly and effortlessly as possible.

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