When a list of the best places to work is published, Takeda is often among them.
When Working Mother named its top 100 workplaces in the United States the Deerfield based pharmaceutical company was there and that was no surprise to Senior Financial Accounting Analyst Tanya Paler of Deerfield.
Returning to the job market four months after her 16-month-old daughter was born was a daunting thing for Paler and it may not have happened were it not for Takeda’s onsite 21,000 square foot day care facility.
“It made all the difference in the world,” Paler said. “I started with Takeda when my daughter was four months old. With everything I was going through I needed a place to put my daughter.”
Each day she goes to work, Paler takes her daughter into the day care center, says goodbye and heads to her office. “I can see it out my window,” she said. Can she have lunch with her child? “They encourage you to do it,” she said.
For Melissa Carranza, a human resources information manager from Bloomington it is about the flexible hours and telecommuting. She does not need day care for her four children, 15, 13, 10 and 9; she needs flexibility working 150 miles from home.
“Telecommuting is huge, Carranza said. “I spend two days a week here and telecommute three days. If it weren’t for the telecommute I couldn’t work here.” If one of her children leaves something at home, there is a solution. “I can take 10 minutes to go and give it to them.”
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