Astellas Consistently Recognized as a Top Company for Working Parents

Astellas ranked again in Seramount’s 2022 “100 Best Companies” list and Best Companies for Dads 

Astellas has again been recognized as a top company for working parents, earning spots on Seramount’s 2022 lists of the 100 Best Companies and Best Companies for Dads. This marks the eighth consecutive year we’ve been included as a top company for working mothers and fourth consecutive year for working dads, reinforcing Astellas’ ongoing commitment to creating a welcoming and inclusive workplace where working parents can thrive.

Astellas is also thrilled to recognize our 2022 Working Parents of the Year, Angelica Medley, associate director, Global Market Access Excellence, and Brad Mickey, associate director, Manufacturing, Astellas Gene Therapies. Learn more here.

“Being consistently honored as a top company for working parents confirms the success of our many initiatives and efforts to foster an inclusive culture for all at Astellas,” stated La Toya McClellan, senior director and global head of Engagement, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. “We are proud of the flexible workstyle and gender-neutral benefits we offer parents as they create and expand their families, which also wraps into our Engagement, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts across the organization.”

Through our StarLife program, Astellas offers extensive benefits available to all working parents that support gender-neutral parental leave, back-up childcare, access to homework tutoring for children K – College at no cost, parental school time off and flextime. Astellas also partners with Carrot Fertility to provide all employees with the most comprehensive fertility benefits that cover all paths to parenthood, including adoption, gestational carrier arrangements, fertility treatments, and pregnancy.

To further support family-forming efforts, Astellas increased its Adoption Reimbursement from $10,000 per adoption to $25,000 per adoption, to a lifetime max of $50,000. Astellas also provides eight weeks of parental leave for baby bonding paid at 100% base salary, that can be taken in one block of eight weeks or two blocks of four weeks, to give all parents the opportunity to strengthen family ties and promote healthier babies.

Since its inception in 2015, more than half of U.S. employees have used StarLife services, including backup dependent care for children and parents/parent’s in-law, college preparation services, support for children with special needs, and legal help for parents/in-laws.

Providing an inclusive and flexible work environment is a top priority of Astellas. We are dedicated to continuing to expand and explore new opportunities for working parents.

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