Astellas Pharmaceuticals Employee Reviews

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Astellas - forward thinking
Project Manager/Leader - Model N App Support (Former Employee) –  Northbrook, ILSeptember 8, 2018
Astellas Pharma US is a pharma manufacturer, specializing in drugs that cure diseases, or help contain them. I was there as a consultant, with Cap Gemini, and I was treated as a part of the Astellas team! They have great management, and good people who work long and hard to make things happen.
Pros
New office, great leaders, variety of work
Cons
none
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Great professional growth experience
Sr. Account Manager, Hospital Products Division (Former Employee) –  OhioAugust 18, 2018
Had various roles and a number of great managers/directors I worked for. Became skilled at moving P & T process forward at large IDN's. Also, 7 years in a leadership role was a great experience. Was able to also work in and with the managed care team to impact regional accounts in the Midwest.
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Ample opportunities to expand scope of work and exercise creativity
Manager (Former Employee) –  Deerfield, ILAugust 17, 2018
Work volume was high regularly requiring additional hours to complete; was exposed to many different aspects of Human Resources including Employee Branding, program development and design of collateral materials
Pros
Opportunities to expand job scope
Cons
Volume of work and extra hours necessary to complete
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Sales goals
Executive Hospital Representative (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLAugust 13, 2018
People are rewarded for exceeding a 5% market share sales goal, but those who have had 100% market share quarter after quarter are not recognized or incentivized when the people who had virtually zero business should have been asked questions.
Pros
Benefits, 401k match
Cons
Management in hospital division is a joke.
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Exciting workplace
Senior Sales Consultant (Current Employee) –  Charleston, SCJuly 28, 2018
Astellas is a workplace where employees are excited and motivated to work. Employees are essential for physicians because they bring new cutting-edge information each and every day for physicians to learn. The most important part of my job is staying knowledgeable and continuing to learn more about products which can change patients lives.
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Great place to work
PCP Neuro Representative (Former Employee) –  Charleston, SCJune 22, 2018
Calling on PCP's

Effective selling skills

Management was great

Culture was the best I have ever worked at

Large territory

The culture was amazing and everyone was helpful and worked together
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Great company with uncertain future
Specialty PCP Sales Representative Urology (Current Employee) –  Lakeland, FLApril 24, 2018
A great company to work for. Uncertain of what the future holds concerning the pipeline, patent expiration and competition on the horizon. Many recent changes in senior leadership that leads to unanswered questions. More is expected from the Primary Care Representatives than Specialty. If something is dropping in Specialty, the "finger" points at PCP.
Pros
Awesome autonomy with current manager.
Cons
Take advantage of PCP reps.
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Great
Project Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Northbrook, ILApril 16, 2018
Great place to learn and grow! I had the chance to work on the mobility team in IS and I enjoyed it very much. Peopel here are happy and excited to work with talented individuals
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Competetive and rewarding working environment
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAFebruary 27, 2018
A typical day would include starting off early with pre-call planning for the day ahead. Normally you would see about 10 physicians per day and conclude your day with notes on the calls you made and follow-up plans for the next visit.
Pros
Half day Fridays
Cons
Long work hours
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Global Company
Technical Lead, Business Security Strategy Design (Former Employee) –  Norman, OKFebruary 11, 2018
Very good company to work for, opportunity to go into different areas of Validation and Global Teams. Looked for expertise in each site that was acquired.
Pros
People care about patient safety
Cons
No room to move up at site level
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Great company to work for
Executive Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAJanuary 31, 2018
Astellas is a great company to work for. However, there is very little room for advancement because many of the representatives within the field remain in their position which does not allow for advancement. This does not apply for those who are willing to relocate and at this time I am unable to do so.
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This company really stands behind their commitment to their employees.
Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee) –  Norman, okJanuary 24, 2018
This company has great benefits and perks. The opportunities to advance were fair. The management at my location were not up to par but as a subsidary of Astellas, they were known to hide information from headquarters. My location has since closed.
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Steady work flow
Editorial Consultant (Former Employee) –  Northbrook, ILJanuary 18, 2018
For the most part, an excellent environment to work in. Initially worked on-site, which was sometimes depressing, as I was in a small room with no windows. But the rest of the facilities were top-notch, and the work was interesting.
Pros
Awesome cafeteria
Cons
Small office with no windows
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Great People, Poor pipeline
Senior Manager (Former Employee) –  Northbrook, ILJanuary 17, 2018
Great co-workers, awesome overall company culture, poor upper management with lack of innovation. I would recommend this company to others. Good place to work.
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Good place to work.
Urology/Ob-Gyn Specialty Representative (Former Employee) –  New JerseyJanuary 16, 2018
This was a Japanese pharmaceutical company making inroads in the US market place. We launched Vesicare, a drug for overactive bladder. I enjoyed working with the people here.
Pros
Only hired top performers.
Cons
We didn't have a product to sell for a year.
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Good corporate culture
Senior Executive Representative II (Current Employee) –  MichiganJanuary 14, 2018
Great corporate culture, but weak hospital division pipeline. Best opportunity is currently in Hematology Division which is currently being built out.
Pros
Good culture
Cons
weak pipeline
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Productive worklace and very sophisticated performance driven.
Instructional Designer (Former Employee) –  Northbrook, ILJanuary 12, 2018
Very organized and busy- workload, Worked independently and collaborated with teams as well.

Top down management style- you have to keep up with your calendar events and meetings scheduled. You do as you are told.

Cut Throat and competitive team members who mostly worked in silos- everyone kept to themselves.

Very sophisticated and great workplace environment. Heated bathroom seats- high tech tools to work with,
Pros
Delicious lunches, very sophisticated building and work environment-
Cons
Lunch was too expensive for contractors- they do not get employee discount-
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Best Company I have ever worked for
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAJanuary 6, 2018
Has an amazing training program. Very professional management staff. Only hires the best reps. Was lucky enough to start my pharmaceutical career with them.
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Astellas
Senior Professional Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MODecember 6, 2017
Many hard working employees within the organization but the culture within the organization and many of the managers within the organization were poorly qualified to manage.
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Difficult Area Director
Senior Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  MarylandNovember 27, 2017
Unrealistic goals based on access and need for products by physicians. Very fake atmosphere with coworkers and management. Area Director is a micromanager and almost too hands on with employees...very weird for upper management.
Pros
Easy Products
Cons
Too many to speak of
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