Senior Professional Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Deerfield, IL – September 13, 2013
Calling on specialist and primary care physcians. Learned business acumen and effective pre-call planning. The management was extremely knowledgable and organized. My co-workers were very supportive. The hardest part of my job was the administrative responsibilities. I enjoyed the manager ride alongs.
Lost it's way fast - no chance of getting it back!
Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Deerfield, IL – September 20, 2017
As a sales representative, the daily responsibilities are to call on medical professionals (MD's, PA's, APRN,s, etc) at these practitioners offices to discuss features and benefits of the products. Typically, I'd call on about 10-15 of these prescribers per day (average). The goal is to provide these prescribers with as much information (positive & negative) as possible, so they can make the appropriate decision on what product to give their patients.
I enjoyed working with these prescribers because I believed that Takeda had some really efficacious & safe products that could benefit patients. However, over time, things changed at Takeda and management somehow abandoned the "keeping the patient at the forefront" philosophy. My previous statement would be heavily debated by management at Takeda because it sounds completely ridiculous that a pharmaceutical company would not operate under that philosophy. Unfortunately, I've heard it first hand at company meetings and I've also seen it first hand in the field with managers. The most important thing was getting prescriptions, period!
Director, OncBio Mfg, Supply & Quality Controlling (Current Employee) – Cambridge, MA – September 18, 2017
Takeda is a great company to work for if you are comfortable performing in a complex matrix hierarchy. Comp & Benefits VERY attractive with a great work-life balance which allows some employees the flexibility to work at home on occasion Only downside is that the company is now BIG-Pharm comprised of multiple cultures crossing geographical divides
I worked for Takeda for many years and was quite successful. Unfortunately I was let go. The main manager was helpful, but always had to be right. Busy workload. Pay was excellent when you reached company set goals.
TERRITORY MANAGER (Former Employee) – Buffalo, NY – September 15, 2017
Takeda is/was a great company but seems to have lost its focus. New ideas are met with skepticsm as the philosophy is well its always been done that way so why rock the ship. Great benefits, good people, diverse work environment but needs to have a plan for the future of the company.
Great benefits, diverse workplace, good co-workers
No strategic business plans on a local level, middle mgt. not in touch with healthcare today.
Territory Sales Executive- B2B Medical Sales (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 5, 2017
over all great people to work with and a great company culture. Most of the management is from the old pharma days and are unaware of how much access to physicians has changed as well as regulations that prohibit many of the main job tasks. This resulted in much unnecessary back end work and unrealistic goals.
local management, no autonomy in budget decisions, unrealistic goals
Medical Representative (Former Employee) – Venezuela, PR – August 17, 2017
The only reason I left was due to having to relocate my family in a different country, but if I have the opportunity to work with them again I will do it with all the pleasure, great culture, benefits, work environment and people.
I really enjoyed promoting a product that was innovative and beneficial to patients with limited options. The company provided thorough training and product education and also established a respectable culture and mission.
Directory Service & Messaging Global Lead (Current Employee) – Denmark, DK – August 10, 2017
If I work on office, I sit in my own office only and do a lot of phone conference with my college around the world. common lunch on the site. When I work from home I also do a lot of phone conference and do my lunch on my own. The office is very quite and with almost no college.
Strong Company to work for but no Job security and opportunity
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Bronx, NY – August 7, 2017
It has been and still is a great run. Management for the most part leaves you alone, not to much of a pain in the butt. I personally have a solid salary but their pay scale is much lower than most in the industry. Bonus plan is the lowest I have heard of in the industry even after they upped it to 27,000 per year at 100% payout. They also make it hard to get paid a full bonus. Local Management is really good. Upper management I think is average. Best Vacation and time-off package in the industry. Excellent benefits, excellent 401k match and yearly contribution. Solid Company Car Program, Good cars.. Best Job I have ever had, but this company has zero pipeline unless they buy new products. There was just a layoff on march, 2017. Another layoff is imminent. Job security is low and advancement is hard. I would not recommend starting with Takeda at this moment. If their pipeline gets better, they could be a great place to work again.
Benifits 401k and Vacation Package
No Pipeline, Recent layoff, Job Security Low, and Advancement is Low
Senior District Business/Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Bradenton, FL – July 24, 2017
TAP/Takeda was a great place to work with a people first culture. In the past 8 years Takeda has grown & evolved into the typical Big Pharma inbred thinking. Takeda no longer values innovative solution thinking but in the box metrics execution.