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Takeda's Deerfield Campus Among Chicago Tribune's 2013 Top 100 Workplaces

November 14, 2013

Company’s Outstanding Benefits, Work/Life Balance and Rewarding Career Opportunities Support Ranking

DEERFIELD, ILL., November 14, 2013 – Takeda Pharmaceuticals announced today that the Chicago Tribune named Takeda’s Deerfield campus among Chicago’s Top 100 Workplaces in 2013. The Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces list is determined by anonymous feedback from employees of participating companies who credited their employers with having dynamic, supportive and inclusive cultures.

“To be included on this list for a second year is a great honor, especially given that the feedback comes from our employees,” said Laurene Giagnorio, senior vice president of human resources and administration. “Providing a work environment that attracts top talent and inspires our employees to do their best work remains a priority for us.”

Takeda's mission to strive toward better health for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine naturally lends itself to challenging and rewarding work. To support our dedicated employees and encourage innovation, Takeda offers the following benefits, among others:

  • -State-of-the-art work environment featuring LEED certified offices
  • - Free and professionally-staffed indoor fitness center
  • - Outdoor walking paths and sports field
  • - Award-winning on-site childcare center
  • - Onsite subsidized cafeteria serving an international menu using fresh, locally sourced produce
  • - Flexible and modified workweeks
  • - Online and instructor-led development programs
  • - Job-share programs
  • - Medical and scientific lectures
  • - Free health screenings and wellness programs
  • - Adoption assistance
  • - On-site volunteer opportunities and paid volunteer time-off
  • - Matching gift program for charitable contributions
  • - Tuition reimbursement

In addition, Takeda sponsors events that foster deeper connections among employees by celebrating and collaborating with one another and with spouses, partners, children and their communities. These annual events include Takeda Cares Day, during which employee participation drives substantial contributions to community-based non-profit organizations; Rebuilding Together Day, an opportunity for employees to repair local homes and revitalize communities; and Takeda’s Take Your Child to Work Day, enabling employees to share the company’s award-winning workplace and cafeteria with their children, while providing an educational and fun experience for all.

As a result of these diverse benefits and offerings, Takeda was also recently recognized by Working Mother as a 100 Best Company in 2013, one of Interactive Health’s 70 Healthiest Companies in America and Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ by The National Association for Business Resources (NABR).

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 people worldwide and supporting the community and the environment. Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc., and Takeda Development Center Americas, Inc. are subsidiaries of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan. The respective companies currently market metabolic, gout, gastroenterology, and central nervous system treatments and seek to bring innovative products to patients. To learn more about these Takeda companies, visit www.takeda.us.


Sandy Rodriguez
Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
(224) 554-5693
[email protected]