Takeda Pharmaceuticals Employee Reviews

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A wonderful company to work for with amazing benefits
Senior Professional Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Hattiesburg, MSJanuary 3, 2017
I am grateful to have had such great experience with Takeda Pharmaceuticals and learned so much as I promoted products across a range of disease states, launched products to multiple specialists and served in a variety of district and regional roles.
Pros
Benefits, income and flexibility in a professional work environment
Cons
Has become so large that it has lost personability
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Great company to work for
Professional Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Lynchburg, VADecember 5, 2016
This is a good company to work for. Employees are very knowledgeable, nice, and helpful. Most enjoyable part is you can schedule your work week yourself and you are always going new places and meeting new people. Least enjoyable part is the job is like running your own business, so it requires work "after the clock". Typical day would be a conference call in the morning or evening, then drive to different offices talking to doctors about your product and their patients and leaving samples, then picking up lunch and taking it to an office and talking to the employees and doctors about your products, then coming home and doing expenses, inventory, emails, etc.
Pros
Scheduling your own work week
Cons
Not a very stable industry
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Over worked, under paid, not appreciated
Specialty Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Miami, FLJanuary 10, 2017
Great starter job but don't expect good pay. Training is sufficient. Managers have minimal people skills and lack self awareness. The few good ones left are hard to find. Colleagues cab often be extremely catty and self centered. They are usually out for themselves.
Pros
great place to get experience
Cons
not a forever retirement venue
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A professional, friendly and ethical working environment
Associate Director of Global Publications (Current Employee) –  Deerfield, ILJanuary 19, 2017
I have always felt motivated and enjoyed working with friendly yet professional colleagues. I value the company's ethical principles.
Pros
good work/life balance; friendly colleagues
Cons
reorganization resulted in employees being transfered to other cities and sometimes other countries
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Tough but satisfying environment
Analytical Development (Current Employee) –  Boston, MANovember 17, 2016
Management and coworkers are dedicated to excellence.

Very challenging timelines make work-life balance a constant struggle.

The best part of this job is knowing that the world will be just a little bit better for the work that this company does.
Pros
Great compensation and benefits + intellectually challenging work
Cons
Communication challenges primarily due to meetings that span multiple time zones.
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Great place to work
Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MADecember 5, 2016
Takeda is a very good place to work overall. Typically, work start at between 8:30 and 9 a.m. The manager that I work for is extremely intelligent and she always encourage you to learn more and ask questions.
Pros
Compersation is good and the working environment is also very good
Cons
It is not easy to get converted from a contractor to a full time employee
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Good work, but Chinese staff very rude
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Dessau, TXOctober 3, 2016
Good work colleagues. Good management in Germany and Japan.

However its sad that your production is remotely controlled from Singapore.

One time a mistake was made, then later in Sept this year an old Chinese witch from our Singapore office came to our office and gossiping rude things behind our backs and lecturing some of us in the office and cafeteria - making us Germans sound like we are incompetent! All because a colleague was tired and made one mistake.. like they never make mistakes themselves! Very poor morale.
Pros
work life balance, colleagues
Cons
poor morale, Singapore team
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Just ok job
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Deerfield, ILNovember 6, 2016
It's a great place to work with bad management.the money is good but there's no use in the money when your never out of work only long enough to sleep. They also go through new people all of the time because schedules are sometimes not good. You can't have a life and work this job it's not possible.
Pros
Good pay, easy days
Cons
No social life, bad management
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Always changing bonus structure, call points and managers
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Deerfield, ILJanuary 25, 2017
Different bonus structure almost every quarter.
Move managers and restructure often and they encourage micro-management.
Call points constantly change
Budgets are minimal
Pros
Base pay is good and benefits decent
Cons
Please read review
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Great working environment
Professional Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Anaheim, CAJanuary 9, 2017
Company implemented a Local Business Ownership model, giving employees more empowerment to do their jobs.
Takeda has been around for a long time but it has its challenges in coming up with new products.
Pros
great benefits
Cons
No new products in the pipeline
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A strong company that loves its employees.
Professional Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZNovember 22, 2016
The job was fantastic in that the company gave me all the resources needed to educated physicians. This made the job more enjoyable and opened a ton of options to be successful.
Pros
Benefits and perks
Cons
None
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Productive Fun Place to Work
Professional Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Riverside, CAOctober 1, 2016
A typical work day consist of traveling to 10-12 accounts and engaging with doctors about different disease states such as Gout, Diabetes and Constipation. Most day I provide breakfast and lunches to offices to build rapport with office staff and doctors.
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excellent company
Senior Sales Representative, Diabetes Specialist (Former Employee) –  Pinehurst, NCJanuary 11, 2017
great manager, left company due to husbands job relocating to south carolina. good leadership team. great teammates. finished top 5% company. Would love to work for company in the future
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Micromanaging & Demoralizing Culture
Planner/Buyer (Former Employee) –  Deerfield, ILAugust 5, 2016
The company is undergoing huge change with new US Commercial President and newer CEO. The culture is no longer one of honesty, integrity, and fairness like its Company Values profess.

Every year I was employeed with Takeda, we had a change in organizational structure and potential layoff.

In addition to the organizational flux, management in some departments are poor leaders, promoted because they 'get the job done' but with little regard or support for their team that has worked hard to contribute to their success.

I would caution anyone looking for a stable company with fair and impartial leadership to pursue Takeda at this time in their career.
Pros
Free fitness center, optional summer hours on Fridays
Cons
Poor departmental management & frequent reorganization activity
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Wonderful place
Professional Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Greensboro, NCJanuary 30, 2017
Great place to work, at the time I was there they valued their employees and ensured they knew it. It was my first pharma company and it made me re-think the whole pharmaceutical industry.
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Great place to work
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAJanuary 3, 2017
Awesome team work with priority on work life balance. Lovely work environment, with open floor plan. Very academic as well with many speakers and presentations during lunch time.
Pros
Flexibility.
Cons
None.
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Good Company
Outsourcing Administrator / Contract Administrator (Former Employee) –  Lincolnshire, ILDecember 28, 2016
Company has expanded and is doing a lot of good work. I would recommend this company to anyone looking for a career. They pay well and are extremely flexible.
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Nice place to work
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Deerfield, ILJune 28, 2016
 Developed detailed programs with NPLs that cover planning, initiation, execution, monitoring, and close out phases.
 Use MS Project and other programs to outline specifics for program milestones, requirements, payment schedules, subcontracts definition, technical work description, staffing, integrated master schedules, and budgets
 Worked as a liaison to build coalitions among the various stakeholders and negotiated authority to move the project forward to meet the timelines
 Monitoring program performance (technical, cost and schedule) through direct interaction with NPLs is a weekly routine.
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Productive work place with great culture
Project Manager Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAJuly 2, 2016
I have worked for Millennium/Takeda for 5 years now and I have grown so much within the the commercial side of the field.
My typical day is requires following up on action items, communicating to CMO of status updates and upcoming activities, as well as addressing any documentation excursion or revision
Pros
free lunches
Cons
heath benefits
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good company
Pharmaceutical Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CADecember 15, 2016
Great work life, good sales, and caring organization. Saw physicals and gave samples on medical products. Cold called, and worked face to face with doctors
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