We Invest in Otsuka-People 

At Otsuka, we attract top talent who want a great place to work in pharma. We provide an environment and culture where employees can follow their dreams and maximize their potential. We believe in rewarding their creative talents, commitment, perseverance and loyalty by providing them with a comprehensive benefits package. It’s a package that invests in each employee’s education and development, their financial future and their health and well-being.

Education and Development

  • Year-round development offerings and workshops
  • Industry leading tuition reimbursement program
  • Opportunities for new challenges via internal mobility
  • Industry Expert Keynote Speaker Sessions
  • Monthly career and development eNewsletters
  • Work anniversary and achievement awards
  • State-of-the art collaborative workspaces

Financial Future

  • Best-in-class 401(k) retirement savings plan, providing a matching contribution of up to 10 per cent of base salary. The majority of Otsuka employees take advantage of this tax-efficient benefit by making the maximum salary contribution
  • Ayco financial counseling for employees, helping them with tax planning strategies, education funding, purchasing a home and estate planning

Our
Employee
Benefits

  • Financial Wellness

    Financial health through counseling, education and resources is essential to well-being. 401(k) Savings Plan & Ayco Financial Counseling.
  • Benefits for Mothers

    Our parental leave benefits encourage employees to spend the important life moments with their growing family. Primary Caregiver Leave and Milk Stork Benefit.
  • Personal Wellness

    The wellness offerings at Otsuka are centered around providing Otsuka-people tools and opportunities to improve their overall health, ensuring that they have every resource they need to cultivate healthy, sustainable lifestyles. Legal Plan and Identity Protection Plan.
  • Investing in You

    At Otsuka, our commitment to the physical and emotional well-being of people is embedded not only in our philosophy but also in our employee benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage, a retirement savings plans, tuition reimbursement and more.
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Health and Well-being

  • Competitive premiums for best-in-class health and welfare benefits
  • Maternity, adoption, and paternity leave programs
  • Domestic partner benefits
  • Company-provided life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability benefits
  • Access to healthcare 24 hours/day via MDLIVE
  • Health advocacy services
  • Fitness centers
  • Generous PTO allocation and ten days paid holidays
  • Health wellness program, including fitness tracker wristbands

550

Participants in the Otsuka Wellbeing Challenge events

138,395

Miles walked

10.5 million

Total steps logged

3,115

Estimated pounds lost
Jawbone Challenge
We encourage good health for our employees and provide wristband fitness trackers as part of our wellness program.

Our Employee Stories

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    Candace McCain

    Manager, Data Management

    I love that Otsuka promotes a healthy work environment and I take advantage of the wonderful wellness program that encourages me to stay active and mindful of my health.  My favorite aspect of the wellness program is the Otsuka Challenge. I am able to utilize my company-provided fitness tracker to compete with my colleagues over a period of weeks to reach a step goal. The top teams with the most steps and individuals that go above and beyond the goal are recognized. These types of challenges truly keep me motivated to make time each day for an activity. The journal that we keep throughout the challenge also helps me make sure I am getting the proper nutrition, sleep, and water, which contributes to my overall health. I am grateful to work for a company that provides me with generous health benefits and programs to help me take care of myself.

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    Trang Hoang

    Senior Manager, Integrated Pharmacy Network Operations

    In my opinion, one of the biggest values a company offers is its corporate social responsibility. The wellness programs at Otsuka demonstrate its commitment to not only better the health of patients worldwide but also Otsuka employees. Through these programs, we are able to network and participate in team building activities with different groups of people that our work assignments may not have crossed paths otherwise. Therefore, they challenge us to challenge each other in a healthy fashion and raise the morale in the workplace at the same time.

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    Jocelyn Ottinger

    Senior Manager, Clinical Management

    As I’m sure any new Mom can attest, the birth of your first child brings many new and wonderful challenges…some expected…some rather surprising. However, balancing your career while starting a new family can be one of the most difficult. With that in mind, I have to say that the Otsuka Total Rewards program offered several wonderful benefits that have been much appreciated. Since the birth of my daughter Cecilia, she has been at the center of my world, particularly those first few months. With the program, I was able to take a total of three months, utilizing parental leave and PTO, to grow a special bond with my daughter. When I returned back to work, my project team had done an amazing job covering my tasks, easing my transition. Otsuka has continued to offer support for my family as I’ve moved into the Working-Mom mode. For instance, through Cigna insurance I was able to choose a highly-rated doctor that I feel comfortable with, and having the flexibility to occasionally work from home saves the family time and stress. Of course, the new challenges never seem to stop. This weekend I’ll be packing for my first business trip since returning to work...I’m not sure who's more nervous: me or my husband. He has asked, however, that I pass along a thank you for the Milk Stork option. I’ll be able to ship fresh milk home every night…a surprising benefit that I’m sure Cecilia will appreciate!

  • Heidi Waters

    Director Outcomes Management, HEOR

    Thanks to the Otsuka tuition reimbursement benefit, I was able to fulfill the dream of earning my PhD! It took me just over 3 years to complete, but now I’m proud to say that I have my PhD. The Otsuka tuition program has helped me hone the skills that I need to do my job here at Otsuka and I know that it will help me further my career within Medical Affairs at Otsuka. I was lucky to have the support of my management, and also lucky to work for Otsuka with their generous tuition reimbursement program.The process was straightforward in terms of approvals and paperwork, and I was reimbursed for 80% of my tuition and fees very quickly after submission of the paperwork with my final grades. * If other Otsuka Colleagues are interested in pursuing advanced education, I highly recommend doing it with the help of Otsuka. I have learned that it is never too late to pursue your dreams or finish what you started… especially when you have help along the way!*Please note that first $5,250 of tuition and fees are reimbursed at 100%.

  • Teresa Farmer

    Associate Director, Sales Operations

    With help from the Otsuka tuition reimbursement program, I obtained my Masters in Fraud and Forensic Accounting from Rider University. This degree has assisted me with ‘forward thinking’ and helped me to see how the Fraud area can potentially impact my day to day job responsibilities and how I can assist the organization with managing business risk. It has also helped me bring additional insights to other areas in the Sales Operations Department that expand my ability to support various projects. This opportunity helped me to better understand not only how much I welcome learning new things, but also gave me a better understanding of the support system that I have at home as a wife and mother. It was a team effort.

Candace McCain

Manager, Data Management

I love that Otsuka promotes a healthy work environment and I take advantage of the wonderful wellness program that encourages me to stay active and mindful of my health.  My favorite aspect of the wellness program is the Otsuka Challenge. I am able to utilize my company-provided fitness tracker to compete with my colleagues over a period of weeks to reach a step goal. The top teams with the most steps and individuals that go above and beyond the goal are recognized. These types of challenges truly keep me motivated to make time each day for an activity. The journal that we keep throughout the challenge also helps me make sure I am getting the proper nutrition, sleep, and water, which contributes to my overall health. I am grateful to work for a company that provides me with generous health benefits and programs to help me take care of myself.

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The talented people at Otsuka US have dreams, a passion to succeed, huge perseverance and a willingness to embrace our creative and innovative culture. We believe that we provide the perfect working environment for them to grow, but don’t just take our word for it. Let our employees tell you for themselves about why Otsuka US is such a great place to work.