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Astellas Pharma

HQ: Deerfield, IL   |   2,500 - 5,000 employees  |  


Astellas is the brightest spot in the pharmaceutical industry – not only because of what we do, but also the way we do it. Together, we shine!

The Astellas Story:

Launched in April 2005, Astellas was formed by the historical merger of Japan's third and fifth largest pharmaceutical companies - Yamanouchi, founded in 1923, and Fujisawa, founded in 1894. Both companies possessed similarities where it matters most- philosophy and vision. But the companies also differed where it matters most - areas of therapeutic concentration and expertise.

Yamanouchi brought a record of developing blockbuster drugs, a pipeline full of promising new compounds like Fujisawa, a sales and marketing culture of deeply grounded, data-driven expertise. Fujisawa brought dominance in transplantation, a soaring reputation for in-depth understanding of the disease states and treatments within its market niches, and a track record for developing high-profile, market-leading products that become new standards of care.

With an unrelenting commitment to R&D as a value-creating core of its business, Astellas is consolidated around complementary strengths from Yamanouchi and Fujisawa. Astellas stands on a much stronger, more advanced business platform than either of the former companies could have mounted individually.

Our story does not stop there:

Astellas’ Business Philosophy is to contribute toward improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. Our Vision is to become a global category leader in our specific product areas: Cardiology, Dermatology, Dermatology, Infectious Disease, and Urology. We are well on our way! Since inception in 2005, our growth has been impressive - we have expanded our sales force three times – and we anticipate continued progress, our product pipelines is robust and we remain excited over future product launches.

As we work together for a better and brighter tomorrow, our Business Philosophy will become reality through the dedication and effort of every single Astellas employee. So, if you are looking for a company where you can change a life, make a dream come true, and light the way for a better and changing tomorrow, Astellas is the place where you can shine.

Astellas … the right size, the right opportunities, the right culture and the right science! Is Astellas right for you? Find out by visiting the Astellas website at: www.us.astellas.com

Are you right for Astellas? We invite you to explore our current opportunities at our Career Site at: http://www.astellas.appone.com/
We're small enough to move quickly as a company and for you to play a big role from day one. We're also large enough to have the resources to compete and to offer you plenty of opportunities to grow. We offer a different kind of work culture-one that is achievement oriented, one that puts quality as the top requirement, one that respects diversity and values individual initiative. Astellas is a place that gives employees the accountability and resources to do their job well...and be recognized and rewarded for it. We're professional in talent, development/training, and industry expertise. But we're family in atmosphere, team-building, loyalty, and support. A place where you can make a difference...from the start.
Astellas supports our nearly 1,500 employees by fostering an exceptional work environment, offering competitive compensation and excellent benefits. Not a job, but a career. Pay for Performance- Salary, Hourly, Perfomance Bonus, Incentive Plan Retirement & Savings Plan, Attendance Bonus. Career Development - Seminars & Training, Job Posting, Performance Apparaisals, Tuition Reimbursement. Work/Home Balance - Vacation, Holidays, Health Time. Health and Well-Being - Medical Plan, Dental Plan, Vision Care, Prescription Drug Plan Healthy Pregnancy Plan, Nurse Help Line, Adoption Benefits, Healthcare Spending Plan, Dependent Care Spending Plan Employee Assistant Program, Long & Short-Term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment Business Travel Accident Insurance, Family and Medical Leave
Astellas* is different, not only because of what we do, but because of how we do it. We're not all things to all people. Our penetrating focus on good science and good relationships makes Astellas a true resource for physicians who value our deep knowledge, respect our ethics, and depend on our products.

Astellas blends the talents, resources and passions of two highly successful firms - Yamanouchi and Fujisawa. In the U.S., our five-year plan calls for intense focus on five key therapeutic areas - Cardiology, Dermatology, Immunology, Infectious Disease and Urology - which will help lead to becoming a globally competitive company respected for our knowledge and innovation in established franchises.
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Toll-free: 800.477.6472

Medical Information
Toll-free: 800.727.7003

Customer Service
Toll-free: 800.888.7704