Takeda Philippines Earns 3rd Great Place To Work Certification™

Biopharmaceutical leader Takeda Healthcare Philippines, Inc. has proudly been Certified™ by Great Place To Work® for the third consecutive year. This prestigious award was based on substantial feedback from current employees, who confirmed a strong sense of belonging within the company. 

The GPTW® survey results show that 97% of employees at Takeda Healthcare Philippines, Inc. report a positive experience and say it’s a great place to work, compared to 53% of employees at a typical global company.

“What amazes me about Takeda is its culture. It is a company that lives and breathes its values of Integrity, Honesty, Fairness, and Perseverance,” shared Takeda's CME Manager, Hazel Canlas. “These are not mere words posted on the walls but values that its employees live by. To me, more importantly, our leaders are very good examples of management that walks the talk.”

Headed by reputable and exceptional leaders, Access to Medicines (ATM) Lead, Sheryll Anne Corpuz disclosed that Takeda’s “tight-knit team feels like a family, fostering a supportive environment that truly feels like home.” Sharing the same sentiments with other employees, Corpuz is deeply grateful to be part of “a team that thrives in a balanced and healthy environment, promoting a strong sense of community and meaningful collaboration.”

In addition, 100% of employees from Takeda Healthcare Philippines, Inc. said that when you join the company, you are made to feel welcome. They also expressed that they perceive the company as approachable, easy to communicate with, and genuinely responsive to suggestions and ideas.

Takeda also recently ranked 6th in the small business category of the 2024 Philippines Best Workplaces List, reaffirming its commitment to providing a supportive and rewarding work environment for its employees.

Takeda is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, exemplified by initiatives such as the Multi-Generation Workshop and the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression (SOGIE) Program. To support these initiatives, Takeda has implemented a wellness program that focuses on physical health, mental well-being, and work-life balance. This program includes fitness challenges, mental health workshops, coffee talks, weekly prayer sessions, and exercise activities to ensure that team members thrive both personally and professionally.

Additionally, the company established a wellness room, offering a dedicated space for relaxation, mindfulness activities, and stress relief. This initiative encourages employees to take short breaks, enhancing productivity and focus while reinforcing the company's commitment to fostering a positive work culture and retaining talent.

“We are honored and proud to be recognized as a Great Place To Work-Certified™ company for the third time,” said Loreann Villanueva, Country Manager of Takeda Healthcare Philippines Inc. “This achievement reflects our unwavering commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce, where every employee feels valued and respected. At Takeda, we celebrate our differences and promote the well-being of our team, ensuring a workplace that is free from any form of mistreatment, coercion, or discrimination. We are grateful for our employees’ dedication and hard work, who tirelessly contribute to a cause larger than themselves.”

Takeda also offers various initiatives to help employees balance their personal and professional needs, such as a hybrid work arrangement, no-meeting Fridays, flexible hours, study leave, and other benefits that promote work-life balance or integration. New activities based on employee suggestions, including painting classes and dance sessions, have also been introduced.

The company has executive coaching programs to help leaders enhance their leadership skills and provide personalized guidance tailored to their specific needs and goals. Through coaching, executives gain a deeper understanding of their strengths, weaknesses, and blind spots, leading to improved self-awareness and emotional intelligence. Coaches provide accountability and support, helping executives stay focused on their goals and navigate complex professional situations. Overall, executive coaching programs offer a range of benefits that contribute to the professional growth and success of executives and their organizations.

Moreover, Takeda aims to build on its success by sustaining and enhancing its workplace culture through continuous engagement initiatives. The company plans to actively gather employee feedback and leverage benchmarking to identify areas for improvement. By fostering an environment where employees feel heard and valued, Takeda is committed to creating a supportive and dynamic workplace that promotes growth, innovation, and well-being. This vision underscores their dedication to maintaining a thriving organizational culture that benefits both employees and the company as a whole.

According to a Great Place To Work Research, job seekers are 4.5 times more likely to find a great boss at a Certified great workplace. Additionally, employees at Certified workplaces are 93% more likely to look forward to coming to work and are twice as likely to be paid fairly, earn a fair share of the company’s profits, and have a fair chance at promotion.

To learn more about Takeda Healthcare Philippines, Inc. and its initiatives, please visit takeda.com

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