Astellas Pharma US Reviews

Updated 14 Jun 2021

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3.9
83%
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Astellas Pharma US President and CEO Kenji Yasukawa (no image)
Kenji Yasukawa
37 Ratings
Pros
  • "High integrity organization with good work/life balance and flexibility(in 27 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 7 reviews)

  • "Bad Middle Management and lots of excuses(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Happy Here

      8 Jun 2021 - Field Sales Representative 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Culture, Manager, Teammates, Salary, Benefits

      Cons

      Health benefits are better at other Pharma companies. Japanese corp culture is team approach. This is good and bad depending on the times, but overall works fine.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good people, limited development

      4 May 2021 - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people Supportive environment Half day fridays year around Collaborative environment Very family friendly leaders Interesting work Leaders arrive to continually improve the business and the work environment

      Cons

      Limited growth opportunities Slow to make positive changes Lack of transparency in annual reviews Discriminatory paternity leave policy that limits new fathers' opportunities to support their families Disconnect between global demands and US goals Leaders hide behind HR policies to avoid giving promotions, raises Positions are titled down and compensation does not match responsibilities

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      n/a

      14 Jun 2021 - QC Microbiologist in Killorglin
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      Pros

      good big nice it is alright

      Cons

      depends on where you are placed

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Astellas

      18 May 2021 - Intern in Naples, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company, very engaging with super leadership

      Cons

      Low base pay and difficulty advancement

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Innovation Positive Culture

      16 Apr 2021 - Senior Recruiter in Minneapolis, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very affirming and positive environment that embraces new ideas. Excellent benefits 401k has really high match and competitive compensation

      Cons

      None I can think of at this time

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company

      18 Apr 2021 - Senior Research Associate in Westborough, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Competitive compensation, good working culture

      Cons

      It is required to come on the weekends from time to time

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Xx

      11 Apr 2021 - Associate Director 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good culture, pay, and working environment

      Cons

      Leadership message not fully penetrant and clear

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      IT review

      18 May 2021 - Senior Manager of IT in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits and decent pay.

      Cons

      Lack of decision making and risk averse.

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      A robot handling factory

      19 Apr 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Unfortunately the only pro is for leaders to learn what culture not to create

      Cons

      Very toxic culture and dog eat dog kind of world. HR has no human centric policies and inclusion and diversity are word ornaments. 90% of the employee base are okay to live in this toxicity and remaining 10% leave.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Astellas Senior Manager

      5 May 2021 - Senior Manager in Northbrook, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Summer Fridays off (every other)

      Cons

      No remote work (outside of pandemic)

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