Astellas Pharma Canada Great Place to Work 2020

At Astellas we empower our employees and encourage a culture that is achievement oriented and allows everyone to work to their full potential. It is exactly these high-trust and high-performance workplace cultures that are selected by Great Place to Work®, a global authority that recognizes the world's Best Workplaces™. We are very excited to have been named a Best Workplaces™ by the Great Place to Work® Institute for the fifth year in a row.

It is a proud moment for Astellas, as in addition to being certified as a Great Place to Work®, we have been recognized so far this year as one of the Best Workplaces™ for Women for the fifth consecutive year, and for the second year in a row as one of the Best Workplaces™ for Inclusion.

“Our vision has always been to create an environment where our people are empowered, engaged and connected to a common purpose: to deliver value and service to our customers and the patients they serve,” said Frank Stramaglia, General Manager, Astellas Pharma Canada. “We’re extremely proud to be recognized once again as a Best Workplace in Canada which reinforces our commitment to cultivating our Astellas culture and supporting our employees’ personal and professional growth.”

The 2020 Best Workplaces™ in Canada list is compiled by the Great Place to Work® Institute. The competition process is based on two criteria: two-thirds of the total score comes from confidential employee survey results and the remaining one-third comes from an in-depth review of the organization's culture. This offers a rigorous representation of the organization from an employee perspective, and an overall portrait of the workplace culture. Together, they provide crucial data relative to five trust-building dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.

This year’s list received over 400 registrations and over 80,000 employees participated in the 2020 “Best Workplaces™ in Canada” survey, rolling out to impact over 300,000 Canadian employees.

“We are thrilled to have earned this honour for the fifth year in a row, as it is an accurate reflection of how our employees feel about working in our organization”, said Adele Zita, Director of Human Resources, Astellas Pharma Canada. “It gives us immense pride to see that our numerous policies and programs around employee recognition, flexibility and work/life balance, career development and giving back to the community are making a profound impact in our employees’ lives and are inspiring them to develop and make a difference, both professionally and personally.”

Our people and culture are what make us Astellas. Thanks to all our employees who make Astellas a great place to work every day!