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Great Place to Work® and Fortune Name Astellas to Inaugural Best Workplaces in Chicago List

NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine announced their inaugural 50 Best Workplaces in Chicago list. Astellas ranked among the Top 20 best workplaces across all industries based on surveys from more than 81,000 employees at Great Place to Work® Certified™ organizations in the Chicago area. The survey results show that our employees enjoy a supportive work environment that fosters open communication, trust in leadership and making an impact in the community around us. Our employees also expressed pride in their work, reflecting a commitment to keeping the patient at the center of all we do.

Astellas is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world.

"Astellas strives to be an inclusive workplace for all employees," said Collette Taylor, senior vice president, Human Resources and Facilities. "Our employees are empowered by our Astellas Way culture to impact the work we do and that's why we are so proud to be named a Best Workplace in Chicago."

Research by Great Place to Work has shown that a culture of trust benefits individual performance and the success of the organization overall. Leading healthcare workplaces outperformed their peers in a number of important areas, including training, compensation, clear expectations from management and the emotional health of their workplaces. The top-ranked workplaces are also positive, supportive environments, with an average of 93 percent of their employees describing colleagues as friendly and welcoming.

In 2017, Astellas was also ranked as a Best Workplace for Giving Back and a Best Workplace in Health Care by Great Place to Work and Fortune.

About Astellas:
Astellas is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. For more information on Astellas, please visit our website at You can also follow us on Twitter at @AstellasUS, Facebook at or LinkedIn at

About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework and expertise needed to create, sustain and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries.
Follow Great Place to Work online at and on Twitter at @GPTW_US. When sharing on social media about the 2017 Best Workplaces in Health Care, please use the hashtag: #bestworkplaces.


SOURCE Astellas Pharma Inc.

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