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Astellas Pharma US is proud to be recognized as one of the top places to work in the Chicago area.

CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation

CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation

Astellas Pharma US earned CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation from the CEO Roundtable on Cancer. This accreditation recognizes Astellas' efforts to reduce the risk of cancer among its employees and their family members by establishing a tobacco-free campus and discouraging the use of tobacco products; promoting physical activity and other healthy choices, such as a healthy diet; encouraging cancer screenings to allow early detection; and ensuring access to quality healthcare.

To learn more, see Astellas Pharma US Receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation.

Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces

Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces

“Great employees create great workplaces.”


Astellas has been named a Top Workplace for 2010 by the Chicago Tribune, which selects the 100 top employers to work for in the Chicago area. Astellas finished 14th among midsized companies and was the only pharmaceutical company to make the list. Companies are selected from employee surveys measuring qualities that include company leadership, career opportunities, workplace flexibility, and compensation and benefits.

“Great employees create great workplaces,” says Collette Taylor, senior vice president of Human Resources and corporate administration. “This award goes to our employees. On behalf of Astellas management, thank you for your enthusiasm and dedication. You are building our future every day, with every decision, with every action—a future that will transform the lives of patients all over the globe.”

Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

The National Association for Business Resources named Astellas a winner of its Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For award two years in a row. Astellas was the only pharmaceutical company among the 2010 winners.

The association recognizes companies that demonstrate high performance in communication, community initiatives, compensation and benefits, diversity and multiculturalism, employee education and development, employee engagement and commitment, recognition and retention, recruitment and selection, and work-life balance.

“Astellas is one of the best and brightest companies to work for because we have the best and brightest employees,” said Astellas US LLC Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Administration Collette Taylor. “Our people make Astellas a very special and unique place to grow your career.”

Astellas Named One of Top Employers for Scientists

Astellas Named One of Top Employers for Scientists

The Scientist magazine has named Astellas one of the top employers for scientists. Astellas ranked No. 9 among for large companies in the 2010 survey. The magazine cited tuition reimbursement and professional development, matching of employee charity contributions, and five days per year of paid volunteer time off for all employees as reasons for the ranking. Astellas thanks all of the scientists who participated in the magazine’s online survey.

   
 
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