DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. and Takeda Global Research & Development Center, Inc. today announced the Chicago Tribune has listed Takeda's Deerfield campus among Chicago's Top 100 Workplaces. The Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces is a list of the best places to work in the Chicago area based on anonymous feedback from employees of participating companies. Takeda's Deerfield campus was ranked based on strong workplace values and ethics, competitive benefits package, extensive employee training opportunities, confidence in leadership and other positive workplace attributes.
"I'm proud that Takeda cares – not only about the patients we serve, but also about the people who work here," said Laurene Giagnorio, vice president of human resources and administration. "We are honored to be recognized as one of Chicago's Top Workplaces and will continue to foster an environment where people can do their best work."
In addition to offering challenging, rewarding work, Takeda supports teams at its Deerfield campus by providing a state-of-the-art work environment featuring natural-light-filled, environmentally friendly, LEED-certified offices. The Deerfield campus also features employee-friendly amenities including a professionally staffed indoor fitness center, outdoor walking and running trails, an award-winning onsite childcare center and an onsite cafeteria serving an international menu using fresh, locally sourced produce. Takeda helps people grow in their careers through tuition reimbursement, online learning opportunities, and leadership development, including regular, collaborative career discussions between managers and their teams. The company also supports its staff's families through flexible options including compressed workweeks, job-share programs and adoption assistance.
Takeda was also a recipient of the 2012 Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility. The Sloan Awards are part of When Work Works, a research-based initiative by the Chicago Chamber of Commerce designed to highlight how flexible workplaces can yield positive business results and help employees succeed at work and at home. Additionally in 2012, Takeda was named one of Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ in recognition of delivering exceptional human resources practices and an impressive commitment to their employees.
About Takeda in the Chicagoland Area
As a science and evidence-based company with a strong presence in Deerfield, Ill., Takeda is committed to contributing to the health of patients worldwide and supporting the community and the environment. Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. and Takeda Global Research & Development Center, Inc. are subsidiaries of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan. The respective companies currently market metabolic, gout, gastroenterology, renal, and central nervous system treatments and seek to bring innovative products to patients. To learn more about these Takeda companies, visit www.takeda.us.
Elissa J. Johnsen
Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A, Inc.
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