The work place was very good at first, then my direct manager began to micro manage me. The training was severely lacking but they expected you to know and do the work without the proper training. Then when I had family issues with my parents, I was forced to work harder at that time then when I was there. It became too much to have to help my parents and work 60 hr weeks.
VP, Digital Architecture and Engineering (Current Employee) - Princeton, NJ - October 4, 2019
But, its a dog eat dog world at Otsuka. 75% deliberate, may the best solution win.
Honestly, I think this sounds like a good way to tackle innovation, but it really comes down to cash. Otsuka is cash rich. Pull back and you make more strategic decisions imo.
A global company with the vision to make better healthcare for people world-wide. Excellent managerial staff with a forwarded-thinking approach to daily operations and employee interaction.
My typical day at work involves the support of skilled and admirable executives that allow me to execute my responsibilities to the fullest.
The hardest part of my job is moot because the staff I work with is excellent. The skilled professionals that I work with make my job a joy and I enjoy coming in to work every day.
The most enjoyable aspect of my job is knowing that the staff appreciates my work ethic and execution of my job responsibilities.
Associate (Current Employee) - Princeton, NJ - June 26, 2019
I have never worked with more incompetent people before. Work just gets passed around because no one want to take ownership while everyone stands around talking in a different language. People here are loud and ignorant. No one knows any answers to questions or is willing to help. People with no experience get promoted while others suffer with more workload but not an increase in pay or title. There is no recognition of national holidays other than the basics. The open floor plan is awful because people are loud and rude, talking on their cell phones and to each other about non work related topics. I have never worked anywhere with more gossip than here. The office is disgusting, bugs and mouse traps everywhere. SOPs are disorganized and don't make any sense. It's impossible to follow direction here as there is none. Work just gets pushed with no explanation and barely any training and it really shows in the poor quality of output.
Specialist-job description not accurate (Current Employee) - Princeton, NJ - June 6, 2019
Little did I know that I would be a contractor for Canon-following the interview w Otsuka people. Once my background check was complete, received benefits info to describe 60-day wait, punching a tome clock, no pto
Manager, Government Affairs Operations & Advocacy (Current Employee) - Rockville, MD - April 19, 2019
Good company with products in mental health and renal disease, care about patients & communities they serve as well as the therapeutic areas in which they have products.
Smaller pharma company feel but big company mentality and ambitions.
Less layers between you interacting and getting to know the senior leadership of the company that at traditional big pharma.
Collaborative environment, generally people will help you out when working across functions for projects against deadlines.
Regional Sales Manager - Midwest Region (Current Employee) - Philadelphia, PA - January 31, 2019
As an extremely focused and hard working individual, I seek environments where there is a high degree of accountability, open partnership and growth. These values are core to my brand, and I look forward to contributing to a positive culture.
Sales Director - EAST - AVANIR (Former Employee) - New York, NY - September 19, 2018
Had the opportunity to grow in a Organization with a very engaging culture with supportive Leadership. We launched and cultivated an Organization (Avanir) that helped change the way patients were treated in the Neurology Therapeutic Area.
Culture of the firm has deteriorated greatly over last several years
Associate Director - Market Access Marketing (Former Employee) - 508 Carnegie Center; Princeton, NJ 08560 - August 29, 2018
Senior Leadership is non-communicative & many employees have lost faith and trust in leadership
Growth strategy is questionable
The firm is still working to overcome a very bad acquisition and investment in viable brand franchises is being compromised
Management changes course monthly based. Good employees are run into the ground. 'Overworked' is the normal.
Typical work days are 12+ hours.
Culture is very driven and extremely political.
Management does not protect its employees.
Most enjoyable part is the coworkers.