Takeda Healthcare Philippines Inc. Ranks 8 in the 2023 Philippines Best WorkplacesTM List

Takeda Philippines


Takeda Healthcare Philippines Inc. (“Takeda Philippines”) has been recognized as one of the Philippines Best WorkplacesTM 2023. The award was given during the in-person recognition gala night recently held at Hilton Manila.

The biopharmaceutical leader ranked 8 in the small business category with 100% of its employees saying that the company is a great place to work for compared to 53% of employees at a typical global company. Employees cite that they are collectively proud to tell others they work in Takeda Philippines and that they feel physically safe to work there. They also think that management genuinely seeks and responds to suggestions and ideas, and that they are treated with respect regardless of position, age and gender.

Over the years, Takeda Philippines has invested in offering its employees a healthy and holistic working environment through efforts that allow them to collaborate with one another and grow through various training and development initiatives such as a Mentoring Program called Partnerships for Growth (PFG), Career development and Energy management programs, monthly TGIF sessions, workshops on diversity equity and inclusion and implementation of CSR programs.

The company also conducts onboarding programs for the new employees to drive an access to medicines mindset and to embed ‘Takeda-ism’ philosophy which incorporates the values of integrity, fairness, honesty and perseverance which are brought to life through actions based on Patient-Trust-Reputation-Business, in that order. Takeda Philippines empowers its employees to determine optimal solutions that will allow them to be productive and effective in their roles. 

"I believe that one of the reasons we were recognized as a best workplace is because we cultivate a culture of growth and respect for one another, and passion in what we do to create an impact on the Filipino patients. We also provide our employees with a work environment where the job serves a deeper meaning and purpose," said Loreann Villanueva, Country Manager of Takeda Philippines. “We are proud that we have been recognized in two consecutive years by the Great Place to Work Institution. In 2022, we were certified Great Place To Work, and this year, we were gratified that we are certified Philippines Best WorkplacesTM. This continues to reinforce our commitment in bringing better health and brighter future to our people and patients.”

Takeda Philippines celebrates this achievement together with the other 34 companies who were recognized as the Philippines Best Workplaces for 2023. The Great Place To Work® Institute curates the list of best workplaces using a rigorous methodology and confidential employee feedback. By celebrating purpose-driven, people-first workplaces, Great Place To Work® Institute believes that work has the power to transform society, and aims to raise the standard of workplace culture—Onward For All Filipinos.

“We have a record-breaking year where we recognized over 150 Great Place To Work-CertifiedTM companies and 35 Philippines Best Workplaces in three categories,” said Antoniette Mendoza-Talosig, Managing Partner for Great Place To Work Philippines, and Principal Consultant for Great Place To Work ASEAN.

Takeda Philippines is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, a global R&D-driven biopharmaceutical company. Its headquarters in Makati City are home to Takeda Philippines’ employees who all share the same passion, drive, and commitment towards delivering life-transforming treatments, and sustainable patient access programs.

To know more about Takeda and its initiatives, visit www.takeda.com.

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About Takeda

Takeda is a global, research and development-driven pharmaceutical company committed to bringing better health and a brighter future to patients by translating science into life-changing medicines. Takeda focuses its research efforts on four therapeutic areas - Oncology, Rare Diseases, Neuroscience and Gastroenterology - to develop highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people's lives.

About Takeda Philippines

Takeda Healthcare Philippines, Inc. (THPI) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited. Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Makati City, THPI aims to broaden patient access to treatment across the country through sustainable access programs enabling affordable and integrated access solutions for disease areas such as oncology, gastroenterology, rare diseases and by strengthening the healthcare system guided by our commitment to Patients, our People and the Planet.

About Great Place To Work

As the global authority on workplace culture, Great Place To Work brings 30 years of ground-breaking research and data to help every place become a great place to work for all. Their proprietary platform and For AllTM Model helps companies evaluate the experience of every employee, with exemplary workplaces becoming Great Place To Work Certified or receiving recognition on a coveted Best Workplaces List. Follow Great Place To Work on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram or visit greatplacetowork.com.ph and sign up for the newsletter to learn more.

How Great Place to Work determines the Best Workplaces List in the Philippines

Employees are invited to respond to 60 survey questions describing the extent to which their organization creates a great place to work For AllTM, meaning that the company empowers all individuals to reach their full human potential.

85% of the evaluation is based on what employees report about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential as part of their organization, no matter who they are or what they do. Great Place To Work analyzes these experiences relative to each organization’s size, workforce make up, and what’s typical in their industry and region. The remainder of the evaluation is an assessment of all employees’ daily experiences of the company’s values, people’s ability to contribute new ideas, and the effectiveness of their leaders to ensure they’re consistently experienced.

To ensure surveys truly represent all employees, Great Place To Work requires enough people in each organization to respond that results are accurate to a 95% confidence level and 5% margin of error or better. The company then reviews any anomalies in survey responses, news and financial performance to ensure there aren’t any extraordinary reasons to believe we couldn’t trust a company’s survey results.

About Great Place To Work Certification

Great Place To Work Certification is the most definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place To Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike, and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing outstanding employee experience. Every year, more than 10,000 companies across 97 countries apply to become Great Place To Work Certified.

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