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Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

HQ: Parsippany, NJ   |   1,000 - 2,500 employees  |  

The union of Daiichi and Sankyo brings together two pharmaceutical companies bound by a century of vision and a legacy of firsts. From the discovery of epinephrine to the development of the statin class of lipid-lowering agents, and the development of the first glitazone, which revolutionized long-term control of type 2 diabetes, the people of Daiichi Sankyo remain committed to a unique ideal – Adding to the Balance of Life.

  • To physicians, this means objective data, the highest ethical standards, and a desire to deliver practical human benefits with each product we develop.
  • To our partners, we balance the strength and stability of our global presence with the spirit, agility, and quick reaction times of much smaller companies.
  • To our employees, we offer an operational structure that balances creativity with discipline and individualism with collaboration.
  • To patients, we are committed to developing medications that put lives into balance – and add to the balance of life.

We believe good science walks hand-in-hand with humanity – and, as we move forward into our next century, Daiichi Sankyo seeks to build on our history of discovery with the development of new therapies in cardiovascular disease, cancer, metabolic disorders, and infection.


Founded by Dr. Jyokichi Takamine, one of the world's pioneers in biotechnology, we continue to seek new ways to improve the lives of our patients and establish a lasting impact on the field of medicine by Adding to the Balance of Life. Balancing our spirit of invention with a commitment to scientific rigor, we seek to solidify our position as a primary source of new therapeutic agents, including important medicines for hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Nothing signifies our commitment to adding balance more than our founder's first gift to the people of the United States – 3000 cherry trees planted majestically in our nation's capitol. The annual blooming of cherry blossoms in Washington, DC symbolizes the balance of East and West, beauty and strength, and eternal renewal amidst seasonal change – a perennial reminder of Daiichi Sankyo's global reach.


From day one, we have recognized the value of technology in our industry and the importance of staying a step ahead of the competition. Our commitment to the latest technology allows for greater collaboration between employees and customers. It enhances our world-class infrastructure, which enables our employees to make an immediate contribution. Because technology is ever changing and improving, we ensure that our employees always have current systems. Our goal is to provide employees with the tools to do their jobs in the most effective manner possible.

Career Opportunities

Our benefits program allows employees to choose the benefits that fit their needs and lifestyle. We offer the following health, educational, and other benefits.

  • Medical Plans
  • Dental Plan
  • Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
  • Group Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Supplemental Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with 100% Company Match on first 6% of your contributions
  • Company-paid Retirement Account
  • Employee Assistance Plan with personal convenience services
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Matching Gift Program
  • Vacation
  • Section 529 Plan
  • Legal Plan


We value innovation as the foundation of helping people today and providing for a healthier tomorrow. We draw upon the scientific expertise of our researchers and the creative talents and diverse thinking of our employees to create world-class products.

We are honest with ourselves and with others. We follow the letter and the spirit of the law and.we meet our own ethical standards in every professional interaction. We always strive to do the right thing.

We prize our collaborative atmosphere where respect for others and confidence in the abilities.of our colleagues is paramount. The power of our collective experience delivers individual and.team success.

We respect the individual and the role that they play in our success. We encourage diverse perspectives, and foster an environment where people feel comfortable expressing their opinions, their ideas, and their individual needs.

We recognize the many responsibilities associated with our work. We are guided by the regulations that govern the pharmaceutical industry, and we ensure that the actions of every employee honor these rules.

Corporate Environment

For us, innovation is born from organizational agility and a willingness to challenge the status quo at every turn. In creating opportunities for growth, we make quick, educated decisions, capitalizing on the strength of our science and an entrepreneurial spirit that led our founder to the first discoveries in biotechnology.

We harness the spirit of the individual by providing the training, tools, and technology necessary.for individual growth, while offering a solid foundation of support through teamwork and a highly collaborative work environment. Each employee has a hand in shaping our success – and we encourage everyone to contribute, regardless of position.

Ours is an entrepreneurial spirit, grounded by a dedication to improving the lives of each patient.we serve. We create success through solid science and a commitment to add to the balance of life in each of our endeavors. Our shared values provide the foundation for achieving these goals.

Sales Force Training

Daiichi Sankyo offers its sales force the most dynamic, interactive, results-oriented training curriculum in the industry. Daiichi Sankyo's training professionals are committed to developing and enhancing core industry competencies through an innovative learning environment. The company provides a solid foundation for success while incorporating vital aspects of the corporate culture. Training programs have a real-world focus and are designed to meet the needs of all pharmaceutical representatives, from the novice to the seasoned professional.