Best Places to Work in IT 2014 Employer Profile

No. 14, Midsize

Astellas Pharma US

Northbrook, Ill. [North Central]
http://www.astellas.us/
http://www.astellas.us/careers/

Why you want to work there

Top 10 rankings: No. 2 for benefits
This Northbrook, Ill., pharmaceutical company rolled out a new program last year to honor outstanding IT employees: the ACE Awards. Each year, ACE -- for Astellas Commitment to Excellence -- awards are presented to two members of the IT department who embody the five company values of patient focus, enthusiasm, results, communication and integrity. Each winner receives an all-expenses-paid vacation for two, which includes two first-class airline tickets, five days of hotel accommodations, $3,000 in spending money and five extra days of paid time off.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees:
2,900
Total U.S.-based IT employees:
54
IT employee turnover in 2014:
9%
IT promotions in 2014:
17%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2014:
10
Training budget per IT employee in 2014:
$3,000