Takeda Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated 11 Jun 2021

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Takeda Pharmaceuticals President and CEO Christophe Weber
Christophe Weber
595 Ratings
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. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Caring employees

      25 May 2021 - Safety Lead in Sydney
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      Pros

      Caring employees, Integration, patient first

      Cons

      in the process of system integration following merger

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Respectful company

      6 Jun 2021 - Safety Lead in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      wonderful place to work with right culture and values

      Cons

      Nothing that I can note so far

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Experience with pharmaceutical

      19 May 2021 - Chemist in Springvale
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Its fun when u get along with ur co workers

      Cons

      It’s stressfull at times also can work very late

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Takeover issues

      18 Sep 2020 - Senior Product Specialist in Melbourne
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      Pros

      Attempted round table discussions to include the voice of employees. Individual feedback was sought from employees to better manage the changes from a small organisation to a bigger one with many different systems and a big culture change.

      Cons

      Round tables and individual feedback didn’t seem to make a difference to the processes management had decided were to be in place. Changes were constantly happening causing an incredible amount of stress to all involved. Burn out was hit by some.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good place

      3 Jun 2020 - Administrative 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Enjoyed working with lots of different sections of the company

      Cons

      Not enough communication with staff

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Nice people and great office environment

      17 Dec 2019 - Finance Business Partner 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Colleagues are generally pleasant and nice to work with, no office politics

      Cons

      Too many integrations and systems and processes need to be streamlined. Long working hours and many requests from the region

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Team work

      22 Mar 2018 - Hospital Sales Representative in Brisbane
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      Pros

      Good people who all work as a team. Good and transparent bonus structure. Great products that make a huge difference to patients.

      Cons

      No career development. Very slow to change with the market. Controlled by Global HO. Salary is lower than average. New products are awhile away.

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Speechless

      29 May 2021 - Senior Utilities Engineer in Social Circle, GA
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      Pros

      Can't really think of any

      Cons

      * Say 1 thing, do another * Put up signs and send out memorandum about openness, engagement, dialogue and diversity - if they have to advertise it - they don't have it. Fire people who deliver a message other than that which they want * Management does not support in maintenance that impacts production * They decided to skip annual and go to biannual shutdowns because of COVID. After that they decided to go to 3 years shut down cycle. They can't figure out why a 6-year-old plan has all these failures. * Management take profesional input as a personal slight. * Believe compliance with building code is optional. * Management trusts no one. Professionals need to do only what they are told. * Survey quarterly trying to get employees to vote them the best place to work. Then complain when they get the results. Resurvey and ask [employees to be more honest and point out if they are trying to get back at their supervisor. they are only hurting themselves. * In their ethnic diversity they are disproportionate. You'd have to believe that the area was 50% Puerto Rican to believe they were diverse. * Work on a premise of "dumbing down" - doing the right thing is too complex. * Looking for an easy button is the norm of management. It is easier to fire people than resolve underlying issues. * If you stay, you will learn to not care about what is right, tolerate discrimination based on race, age, and ethnic origin. You will be assimilated.

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    9. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      A hopeless endeavor. Don’t believe what they tell you to get you to join.

      11 Jun 2021 - Internal 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The healthcare is good. Expected from a bio-life pharma company.

      Cons

      -Vastly unskilled life-time employees -heavy reliance on external 3rd party talent -blame heavy organization -work life balance is not respected or encouraged -speaking to improve something is seen as “bad behavior” are met with discipline or worse. -severe nepotism with internal and external relationships -inability to be honest or hold true self-reflective conversation -you don’t need to be skilled to be in a non-scientific role -core values and culture are out-dated, not evident, practiced, or clear to employees. - unclear what they believe philosophically outside of repeating the takeda tag line. -extremely cult-like with the level of engagement that is expected outside of the job description. -no clear path for growth

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Rewarding and fulfilling career

      3 Jun 2021 - Finance Manager in Cambridge, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people. As smart and as motivating as they come in this industry. It has been a pleasure to meet so many great individuals at Takeda, and how they value work life balance and career growth is tremendous.

      Cons

      None really that I can thing of, outside of living in Boston is expensive. But its the best place in the country to live so you need to take the good with the bad.

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