Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Takeda Pharmaceuticals Employee Reviews in United States

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Great place to work with great leaders and employees
Field Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Asheville, NCMay 3, 2016
Great place to work. Great employees and great managers. Managers are real world. Takeda give responsibility and accountability at the local level, which allow individuals to determine their strategic approach.
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Great Job Environment
Research Associate (Former Employee) –  La Jolla, CAApril 8, 2016
There is a great environment among the workers, act like a family all together. There was a management change(head change), which the workers were not really happy about with the new management system.
Pros
Free lunches, great compensation, great benefits, great environment
Cons
poor management
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Enjoyable
Records Technician (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Deerfield, ILMarch 28, 2016
I worked with contracts, and adverse events.
I worked with some amazing hardworking coworkers.
really enjoyed my time working as a Temp with Takeda.
Pros
Team work
Cons
long drive to work
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Executive Coordinator, Patient Advocacy Group
Executive Coordinator, Patient Advocacy Group (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAMarch 16, 2016
Assisted with the launch Takeda’s new drug NINLARO® with Patient Advocacy and Commercial/Marketing team.
Spearheaded the creation of a multicultural team to address the disparities of the African American community in the Multiple Myeloma therapeutic area. Brought in the Dream Foundation to create Dreams for Multiple Myeloma Patients to promote Dreams for adults with Multiple Myeloma.
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Great Job Experience
PROFESSIONAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE (Former Employee) –  Dover, DEMarch 3, 2016
I owe this organization much gratitude for giving me the opportunity to work with a great sales force, develop much of my skill set over a long period of time and allowing me the appropriate education needed for continued work in the medical industry.
Pros
Great Job Environment/Compensation
Cons
Distance
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Takeda used to be a great company to work for, but now micromanages employees on every little detail. Employee morale is terrible.
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  MarylandMarch 1, 2016
Takeda used to be a great company that valued its employees and exemplified a great company culture. Takeda WAS an amazing company to work for...but that is no longer the case. Takeda has become a company that places little value on its employee morale and micromanages employees on all the little details. Your direct manager plays a significant role in your job morale, work-life balance and level of micromanagement. The core values which defined Takeda have eroded through the years of changes to upper management.

Low employee morale can be seen across the company. The employees are what made Takeda a great place to work in the past. The company used to put emphasis on the importance of its culture and there was a lot of excitement, pride and positivity in the salesforce. I haven't heard anyone in management even mention the word culture in the past 3 years.

I am concerned about the sustainability of Takeda's salesforce. The new product pipeline is weak and the current products being marketed are not covered very well by insurance companies, are niche drugs, "branded" generic, or are not very profitable due to co marketing deals, and patient refunds/reimbursement. The current "US leader" who is fairly new to Takeda, has a reputation to cut costs and reduce headcount. This translates into ongoing deep budget cuts for the sales team and serious concerns over job security and job stability over time.

I wouldn't recommend Takeda, unless you're unemployed and/or its a stepping stone to advance your career. Advancement opportunities are limited and the vast majority of
  more... promotions require employees to relocate (for 2+ years) to the home office near Chicago.

Most employees are unhappy here, the overall morale is terrible. The ones who are happy with their job have a good manager, but job security, micromanagement, work life balance are still a concern for the majority of employees.
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Pros
Decent pay, benefits, company car, 401K 4% match
Cons
micromangement mindset, work-life balance, formulary coverage, pipeline, direct management, upper management
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trying new chalenge
District manager (Former Employee) –  Cairo, GAFebruary 20, 2016
how to change with the surrounding changes and to be a part of global co-workers within the same company on the same basics.
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Inadequate manager
financial analyst (Current Employee) –  Deerfield, ILJanuary 7, 2016
Would be a great environment if only management was kept in check. Certain rules apply on an individual basis, not on a departmental basis. Overall, a flexible work schedule most of the time.
Pros
company shutdown during holidays
Cons
departmental rules set by manager
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Rewarding Work
Technical Operations Intern (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MANovember 25, 2015
Good work environment and pay. Rewarding work. Sometimes felt there was a lack of communication between departments that made work more difficult than it needed to be.
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Great company that provides training needed to suceed in pharmaceutical sales
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Evansville, INNovember 18, 2015
Work with team to promote great products to help patients get back to normal. Learned how to succeed in pharmaceutical sales from enthusiastic manager, and supportive colleagues.
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Productive and fun place to work
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXNovember 11, 2015
Great company with many perks. You feel you are making a change in peoples lives. the office started to get crowded as the company grew. The most enjoyable part of the job was working alongside my colleagues and learning from them.
Pros
lunch
Cons
dinner
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Productive and fun
Statistics Intern (Former Employee) –  Deerfield, ILNovember 7, 2015
Used genome-wide data to estimate the heritability for drug related response

Conducted simulation studies to compare statistical approaches (elastic net, principal component regression, random forest, support vector machine, neural network) for building genetic prediction model

Developed a novel framework to assess the genetic prediction model using cross validation, which is accepted by the pharmacogenomics department for their projects
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Use to be a great company....now not so much.
Sr. Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  OhioOctober 23, 2015
Does not pay for performance. Wants everyone to make the same amount of money.

Top performers carry the weight and never get rewarded for their efforts.
Pros
Somewhat secure
Cons
low $$, pretty much NO advancement by field sales, goals are outlandish and not equal amongst region
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Randstad Pharma Contractor (Former Employee) –  Deerfield, ILOctober 15, 2015
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A day in the life in the field
Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist (Former Employee) –  Torrance, CAOctober 13, 2015
Promotion of a new statin. On a daily basis I would check on a minimum of 10 clients needs. Sample distribution & patient profiling.
Pros
Flexibility to maintain territory
Cons
Industry controlled by managed care
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Great Comoany
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Atlanta GaOctober 7, 2015
Unfortunately Contract is ending. Would highly recommend getting hired directly with the company to avoid any headaches. But overall great environment.
Pros
Great Learning Environment
Cons
Major medication went generic
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Great place to work
Professional Sales representative (Current Employee) –  Spokane waSeptember 24, 2015
I love working for Takeda, my manager is wonderful. He knows how to get the best out of his team. Red tape is an issue but with the size of the company, a personal touch from above is very much noticed and appreciated.
Pros
Freedom, free lunches, coffee, collaborate with highly educated professionals daily
Cons
none
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Good Company
Senior Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORSeptember 18, 2015
Fortunate to work for a company who cares about their employees. Offer a good benefits package. Responsibility was promoting products to physicians.
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Great Company to work for
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Jackson, msSeptember 10, 2015
Co-workers are great. Typical 8-5 job. Management is great.The most enjoyable part of the day is being on the road and meeting new people daily.
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amazing place to work
Professional Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Amarillo, TXSeptember 9, 2015
calling on area physicians to promote Takeda products
Management was really helpful
Co-workers really worked as a team with great reward
Pros
Great company
Cons
none
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