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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated 11 December 2017
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Takeda Pharmaceuticals President and CEO Christophe Weber
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  • hard working team, lack of work-life-balance (in 31 reviews)

  • It is not just "no work life balance" culture but the treatment is inhuman (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Good company to work for, but future unstalbe"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Lovely people, great management, and very nice company to work for

    Cons

    There were none other than they went trough major restructuring so many roles were moved to USA.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Need a stronger HR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in High Wycombe, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in High Wycombe, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong pipeline of products. Good company growth and prospect.

    Cons

    HR and Snr management are too weak or incapable of handling disruptive toxic behaviours, as a result people can't leave fast enough. Individuals who have been with the company for a long time are now becoming extremely territorial towards new talented individuals joining the Company.
    Very limited career opportunities at Country level.
    A lot of talk but no action! No transparency with regards to how decisions are taken.

    Advice to Management

    Train first and foremost your Snr Management as they fall really short of any expectations, make sure you practise what you preach!
    HR should immediately react to non professional bullying behaviour and not try to hide things under the rug.


  3. "Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Marketing in London, England
    Former Employee - Vice President Marketing in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues are collaborative and trying to help each other

    Cons

    Business strategies don't seem to be fully aligned from the top management to local employees

    Advice to Management

    improve communications


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great"

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    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Takeda as a Japanese ethos which is very much patient focused. The takedaism values are meaningful and can relate too. Great place to work for & company benefits are really good!

    Cons

    Decisions take too long to make. Moving from a japenese company to a USA one, focused in Boston..sad times ahead!

    Advice to Management

    Not just to focus just on Boston!!


  6. "Director Global Outcomes Research"

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    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, great location (easily to access)

    Cons

    Processes are slow, company is not super well resourced

    Advice to Management

    Reduced red tape to be more nimble and innovative


  7. "Takeda in Europe"

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Experience a lot of different things, you are thrown into a lot of stuff that makes it a great place for "on the job" development.
    Get exposure to the Japanese culture.

    Cons

    Expected to deliver a lot. People often reflect negatively about the lean environment and the high delivery expectations

    Advice to Management

    There a few people that cling on and should be moved on, particularly those that manage up, but take no care of their teams below them.


  8. "Salary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work-life balance, fast paced, experienced work force.

    Cons

    current status is just too difficult due to drastic changes in R&D.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention towards retention of employees.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Happy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in High Wycombe, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in High Wycombe, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Autonomy within the work place. Excellent benefits

    Cons

    Senor management don't respect the lower levels of employees

    Advice to Management

    Without the lower levels of employees, you wouldn't be whre you are.


  10. "TDC"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director, Alliance Management in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Alliance Management in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Takeda Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Long term perspective on business and career development

    Cons

    Very process orientated and at times bureaucratic


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Most disorganized R&D reorganisation"

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    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Japanese ethos. Good people, good pay.

    Cons

    Poor prospect, inconsistent senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Have a plan at hand before announcing the big and inevitable. Very chaotic and humiliating process dealing with staff redundancy.


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