Otsuka Reviews

Updated 22 Jan 2021

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3.7
79%
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91%
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Otsuka President and Chief Executive Officer Kabir Nath (no image)
Kabir Nath
69 Ratings
Pros
  • "They value helping you find a work life balance and they encourage you to take off when needed(in 14 reviews)

  • "Competitive pay, great benefits, and quarterly meetings that help bring the division closer together(in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Assurance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Otsuka full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible, Open to new ideas, endless opportunities

    Cons

    Multifaceted organisation, Complex decision making

  2. "Company Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Otsuka full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Global role, lots of travel, plenty of opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Slightly muddled hierarchy so inter company relations can be challenging.

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  3. "Does not live up to its values"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Otsuka full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Have met a handful of great professionals

    Cons

    The company does not uphold any of its values, toxic working environment

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Beware"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Beaconsfield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Otsuka full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Energetic, vibrant and want to do the right thing

    Cons

    Change minds on a whim and will let employees down

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Company culture needs to improve"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Otsuka full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    No structured processes. Decisions are made with no thought. Leadership from seniors isn’t there. Too many problems to handle

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible and unfair working enviroment"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Specialist in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Otsuka full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    None-The toxic and gossipy environment was obvious only from my first days working at Otsuka Europe. People who have not much work to do and soend most of their time checking the clothes and the hair of other emplyees.Stay away if you want a career!

    Cons

    Everything from management to site location.No freedom of speech.People get sacked staright away if they share their personal views with no second chance

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Be warned of Slough Office Hell (OPEL - OPUK) read the real reviews not fake ones."

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Based in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Otsuka full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice Looking Office and Surroundings. Don`t be fooled and sold by the office and surroundings ask lots of questions even ask to be shown where you will be working and see the people you will be working with. Its not about the company its all about the people and management you will be working with.

    Cons

    Lots of fake people at the company who gossip and chit chat rather than add real value. Instead they make up fake stories and say racist, sexual, religious, and psychological comments about other so called teammates. Nasty comments said about other members of staff seriously affect your reputation and what others may think of you. Experienced Harassment and Bullying by senior department manager to myself and others they have zero leadership skills but rather lead by fear and abuse of their power. People feed on gossip and other peoples misfortune. If you value your mental health stay away. Very Toxic environment not a pleasant place to work for which is a great shame. Certain senior managers say all sorts or nasty stuff about other members of staff in their looks, ability to do their jobs and how they sound. Is this how you lead by example ? You are killing the reputation of these people and encouraging bullying towards them by others.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Company in transition"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Access Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Otsuka full-time

    Pros

    New CEO is more open, transparent and inclusive of the wider organisation (beyond borders and senior leadership)

    Cons

    New CEO is inexperienced and could become a victim of asking too many questions and not being decisive with the big/hard decisions

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  9. "Good"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical 

    I have been working at Otsuka full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    all is great working company

    Cons

    None i round find any

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  10. Helpful (4)

    "OPEL"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Otsuka full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful office surroundings although not very accessible

    Cons

    Completely toxic work environment where people who raise compliance issues (or any grievances) are bullied into submission. Prize corporate showmanship over technical ability Terrible maternity leave as per industry standard Completely unsympathetic to employees personal circumstances

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