14 Nov 2012, BioSpectrum Bureau , BioSpectrum
Singapore: Takeda Pharmaceuticals' Deerfield campus has been listed among Chicago's top 100 workplaces by the Chicago Tribune. The list of the best places to work in the Chicago area is 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 Ms 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 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.