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.
Current situation at Otsuka is bleek. Many conference calls, and reports that do not help the sales process. If you are over the current base pay threshold, which they did not disclose until end of year last year, you will not get a base pay raise, just a lump sum payment.
Management is not straight up honest or transparent. Legal team micro manage everything and everyone. Unfortunate circumstances occurs to complete innocent employees due to the lack of communication and one sided mentality. This issue has been going on for years and keeps getting worse year after year! Your voice really does not matter but the company advertises that it does...totally unfair and unjust approach if your in the hot seat!
Working at Otsuka in the hospital division, I learned to overcome major objections with skill and grace and still be successful. My manager was supportive and allowed me to do my job! I loved working for both of my managers at Otsuka!
Account Manager, Neuroscience (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – March 21, 2018
An acceptable degree of autonomy in daily work. Challenging and collaborative work environment as you engage in discussions with HPCs. Sufficient opportunity to develop as an individual contributor for potential advancement.
Talent Partner, DM, Training Manager, Sales Exec (Former Employee) – Princeton, NJ – March 19, 2018
I spent 17 1/2 years at OTSUKA and enjoyed every bit of it. There were times of stress yet always gained benefits and learned from each situation. The company is solid and one I would work for again if given the opportunity.
Sr. Director CNS Marketing (Former Employee) – Princeton, NJ – March 17, 2018
A political nightmare, like a reality show. Professionals who are trying to do good work are discarded like yesterday's newspaper in favor of some sycophant who can cozy up to the US or Japanese management.
Operating budget are generous, open to new ways of doing things
Drive out contributors, no one over 5 years who produses
Contractor (Former Employee) – Princeton, NJ – March 5, 2018
Cons: lack of leadership which resulted in poor management. Most managers were unskilled and looking in direction of leadership for answers. The company also had poor employee retention. I did not have a good experience with this company.
Administrative Assistant to 3 Directors (Former Employee) – Rockville, MD – February 15, 2018
Managers were horrible. Did not care about the administrative staff and continued to lie to me about bringing me on as a permanent employee. The assistant director was a liar and used the word wigger to one employee in describing a white person acting black.
Good co-workers, made the best of many reorgs, working alone. Typical day, I go through my emails first thing in the morning, respond and answer what I can, code any new IT invoices for payment, setup any new vendors, prepare contracts for IT managers to approve.
Was a great company for years but the management is making poor decisions
Assure Program Manager (Former Employee) – Tennessee – January 31, 2018
I worked for Otsuka for 17 years and saw it change drastically with management changes. New divisions were created and started out as one thing, but quickly went the opposite direction. A lot of people were not and are not happy. There were many things I liked before and they have great benefits, but I should have left long ago.