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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated 18 February 2019
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  1. Featured Review

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    "Big Pharma"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work, great colleagues, opportunity to work globally

    Cons

    Could do better about developing people from within.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Team work"

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    Current Employee - Hospital Sales Representative in Brisbane
    Current Employee - Hospital Sales Representative in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the staff and make changes

  3. "re- org all the time"

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    Current Employee - Professional Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Professional Sales Representative

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    If you can find a great manager, its great

    Cons

    re-orging all the time makes it tough


  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, friendly staff and clear goals

    Cons

    Sometimes becomes stressful and have to work overtime


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in Boston, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture, manager, great ppl to work w,

    Cons

    Lack of data , speciality going in direction of primary care


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Potentially great, but very few growth opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits and having a credit union on-site are what keep me here.

    Entry level employees, and some managers, you'll meet at the company are friendly and willing to work together to accomplish tasks.

    Cons

    I've worked at the company since it was Baxter, but it has been bought or divided three times now. The uncertainty of each process, and having to rebuild everything to accommodate a new corporate mindset is exhausting. In the past 4 years it feels like all we've done is reinvent the wheel.

    Each year there is a new rational for low pay increases and no promotional opportunities. I have "exceeded expectations" each year, but because we were bought/split they couldn't make changes "just yet due to company changes". Once or twice could be acceptable, but every year is depressing. The anticipated excuse this year being "now that Takeda is in charge we'll have to wait and see what they want to do. Maybe in 2020. Sorry, if it was up to me, I would."

    If you manage to get an interview from an internal application, you had better have come from the site the interviewer was from or you'll have no chance at getting the job. That's if you even hear back on your application. You have to apply for the job, then figure out who the hiring manager is and go track them down to ensure they log in to find your application or it will just be lost in a long list of emails.

    Trying to schedule time with anyone is nigh impossible as every room is booked and everyone's schedule is triple booked, but then people will not come to the meeting. Complaints will be filed against you for not "making it work for MY" schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through on promises to your employees, notify them of changes OR don't make promises that can't be kept. Stop stringing team members along if there is no chance of promotion or advancement.

    Don't schedule meetings with them to discuss issues then skip out for "an urgent request", or cancel the meeting a few minutes before it's schedule to happen. It has devastating affects to morale.

    If you have no desire to promote within the company, and are only looking for outside talent don't waste the time of employees by having them interview. Be honest and upfront. Don't keep people waiting 2-3 months after the interview for any kind of feedback.

    Additionally, follow your own interview schedules and practices. Have backups for people if they can't attend so interviews can be done in one day, not spread out over multiple. A little more organization and following up would be a large help.

    Quality management needs to treat employees like people not problems. If there is an issue, first discuss with the person before going up to directors and getting the entire site involved. When addressing issues with processes, don't attack the person over the process, but work WITH them to resolve the issue.

    Long hours are just expected with no warning, but management continually state the importance of having a "work-life balance" in every global meeting.


  7. "Good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, decent pay,

    Cons

    decentrlaised mgt means lack of policy & process

  8. "Company with great portfolio"

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    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Belgrade (Serbia)
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Belgrade (Serbia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great portfolio, new drugs in pipeline, Shire acquisition globally

    Cons

    Salaries could be improved, small cross country possibilities for new job


  9. "so happy to work here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good people and nice environment

    Cons

    a lot of rules and paper work

    Advice to Management

    could you change the food in the cafe


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Best Company I Have Worked For"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Continuing to make great business decisions for company and employees alike, fair and honest, transparent, investing in employees so much more than before, and provide great products to the public. Most managers are great. I don’t feel like I have a lot of managers to report to (hierarchy overload), competitive but rewarding, allowed to make best local decisions for your business, great reputation in the industry. Most noticeable from my last companies is that they take care of and handle everything from meeting and travel logistics to company car, to the everyday tools and resources you need, and a great IT dept for tech needs - it’s all top notch and makes your job so much easier and stress free not to worry about the stuff behind the scenes!

    Cons

    Sometimes the sales results are out of your hands and you can’t control factors the directly affect your sales.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t change most things because it’s a great place to be with great people, services and products, and such great support for employees!