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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated 16 August 2018
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  • "work life balance could be improved" (in 31 reviews)

  • "It is not just "no work life balance" culture but the treatment is inhuman" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Team work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Almost Five Stars"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great CEO, Pay, Benefits, People, Culture

    Cons

    Weak middle and senior leadership - many lack intestinal fortitude to be actual leaders, to have tough conversations, take action on poor performance and hold themselves and others accountable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep Christophe Weber
    Up-skill the middle and senior leaders.

  3. "Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Strong promotional machine. Eye toward the future

    Cons

    Too many layoffs....lost the human element.


  4. "Great Up-and Coming Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Brooklyn Park, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Brooklyn Park, MN (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation
    Lots of OT
    Good people

    Cons

    Weekend hours
    Long shifts
    Lack of training

    Advice to Management

    Lots of overtime opportunity


  5. "Employment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - SCM Senior Executive in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - SCM Senior Executive in Hyderabad (India)

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

    Pros

    To build the great environment and good culture
    Personal growth

    Cons

    Office is very nearer to the home town

    Advice to Management

    Everything good


  6. "Senior sales representative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and salary, great work/life balance, good management

    Cons

    Everyone is predicting when the next layoff is, need more in pipeline for primary care


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Sales Rep"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medication that helps people, Some autonomy to make decisions based on the area you work in, Nice company car, Decent pay with salary and quarterly bonuses

    Cons

    Depending on the manager lots of micro management, Constant concern if you will have a job from quarter to quarter, high costs for personal use of the car, very few advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your tenured employees like new hires, get rid of so many 1st level managers that aren't needed

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Global Regulatory Affairs"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Regulatory Affairs in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Global Regulatory Affairs in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company follows a well-defined vision.
    Senior management encourages innovative thinking.
    Take workers life-work balance truly seriously.

    Cons

    Senior management is not transparent about project goals.
    False sense of focus on patients. Commercial still drives development strategy, sometimes to the extreme. Good people being transferred to dying projects while management is making false-promises. Global decisions are made without input from local teams.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency, boldness, don't wait 3 years to promote people.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "The worst company ever"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None , even the salary, your health is more important that their money

    Cons

    Mobbing, nepotisme, lack of respect towards employees, roles responsabilities than change every second, job description anothing to do with current job, HR incompetent just covering for despotic and narcisistic management ." Colleagues "unfriendly and only looking for themselves .Values just for marketing. The worst experience EVER.Just to avoid.

    Advice to Management

    just go home , do hurt more to employees


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Accounting Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, Finance and Accounting in Deerfield, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Manager, Finance and Accounting in Deerfield, IL (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Takeda does an amazing job at keeping the campus very well manicured. The grass is always cut, the flowers are in bloom, and the garden is full of amazing fruits and vegetables.

    Cons

    Takeda boasts of its integrity, honesty, ethics, and fairness. Management is constantly reminding their employees how wonderful it is to work there but the truth of the matter is Takeda is cloaked in secrecy, questionable ethical decisions related to its finances, and nepotism. When people from the outside come in and begin to question the status quo or offer suggestions to make necessary changes, management quickly stifles the individual. Any challenges to management's judgment will quickly ensure that you will not move anywhere in this organization. Those who are leading the finance/accounting group have demonstrated time and again their incompetency , and inability to run this department, not to mention that if you are not "in" with these individuals you might as well forget any idea of promotion or upward movement. The culture of the finance department is to stay quiet, collect a good paycheck, and don't ask questions. This is the perfect place to hide in corporate america. Change will only come when the shared service department is finally shut down and the jobs are moved to Boston, where everything else has gone.

    Advice to Management

    Its no big secret what management plans to do with the Shared Service department. Stop lying to your employees and giving them false hope so you can get them to stay on board before you out source all of their jobs.
    Its time to stop promoting management just because they have been there forever. There are completely incompetent and unqualified to hold these roles. This place needs fresh ideas and people who will encourage change.


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