A Magnet for Top Talent

Otsuka pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. are a highly attractive proposition for those who want a career in pharma. We are a magnet for top talent. That’s because we welcome a diverse range of people who are dynamic, vibrant, creative and unconventional thinkers who are all motivated to push themselves to achieve greatness. Otsuka-people have a passion for developing and creating innovative products and solutions that offer better health to patients worldwide. We provide a welcoming, friendly and inspiring work environment that nurtures their passion, as an individual and as part of a team, and stimulates their creativity, curiosity and perseverance.

Freedom to Dream

At Otsuka, we encourage our people to fulfill their potential, whether they are just starting out on their careers or have plenty of experience. We want them to follow their dreams and we give them the freedom to reach for those dreams. Otsuka is unique.  We dream. We debate. We dance. We discover. We develop. We deliver. We are One Otsuka.  One company with one vision and one common goal: create new products for better health worldwide. We welcome every employee to find their personal Otsuka story as they journey along the path to Learn. Grow. Dance. Leap. Soar.

Our Working Environment

At Otsuka, we believe that the working environment of our facilities in Princeton (New Jersey) and Rockville (Maryland) should reflect our key priorities of collaboration, big venture thinking, innovation and health and well-being. Bearing this in mind, and the views of our employees, careful attention was paid to the design of Otsuka’s Princeton facility. It provides an abundance of natural light, a feature our employees told us was incredibly important to them. In addition, a central, open staircase connects all four floors, a feature designed to encourage movement between floors and to create a sense of unity across the organization. To inspire people to connect and collaborate with each other, the design team created an informal environment with individual desks arranged in an open plan setting, with teams and individuals matched to the locations and workstations that make the most sense. Each floor was designed with a regional theme including Japan, Europe and the U.S. Complementary artwork is displayed that reflects the bold, bright and culturally enriching spirit that aims to inspire creative thinking. The new offices also have many different types of meeting rooms and huddle rooms that address various needs in terms of formality, seating, technology requirements, and audio-visual requirements. Employees were invited to help name our conference rooms, which reflect our cultural heritage and spirit.

Unconventional Thinking

To get away from the conventional corporate culture of generic art on the office walls, Otsuka employees, as well as their family members, were encouraged to submit their own artwork for display in a recognition of our culture of unconventional thinking and diversity. In the words of our late global President, Dr. Taro Iwamoto, “We should be wildly creative from this corner to that corner.” To view our offices in Princeton and our offices and research facilities in Rockville, MD, please take a look at the gallery on this page.
"We should be wildly creative from this corner to that corner."
Dr. Taro Iwamoto Our Late Global President

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    At Otsuka, we give people space to think
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    Everyone at Otsuka has the freedom to reach for their dreams.
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    Collaboration, teamwork and communication encourages the cross-fertilization of ideas.
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    Creativity is at the heart of everything we do.
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    Thinking differently takes us down a path to ground-breaking discoveries.
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    Otsuka provides a welcoming, friendly and inspiring work environment.
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    State-of-the-art facilities were designed to reflect our innovative culture.
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    We believe in taking the road less traveled to discover and deliver products that no-one else has thought of.
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    Otsuka is passionate about developing medicines that offer better health to patients worldwide.
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    Each Otsuka-Person journeys along a path to learn, grow, dance, leap and soar.
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    Our employees wanted a new workplace with an abundance of natural light: we delivered.
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Otsuka: A Magnet For Talent

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    Erin

    Hospital Account Manager

    Otsuka has plans in place that develop us regardless if we want to go into leadership, home office opportunities or stay in a sales position but take on point positions within the district. Otsuka has helped me fulfill my goals, because I want to stay an account manager. I want to be the best sales rep I can be and take on leadership roles as they arise. There are so many opportunities to step up and lead without having to move into management. Otsuka offers DST, BAT, and field Marketing roles to reps in the field.

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    Timothy

    Senior Director

    What inspires my creativity is seeing other people be creative and not be afraid to express themselves. Expressing yourself is healthy and brings us closer together.

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    April

    Marketing Director

    The best thing about working at Otsuka is the people. I laugh every day. The environment is very collaborative and open for competing views within the cross-functional partners.

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    Daniel

    Director

    I think there is a strong Otsuka culture, firmly grounded in a meaningful shared purpose. The 5 Otsuka cultural tenets (Jissho-Shugi, Unconventional Thinking, Diversity of Thought, Perseverance and Magnet for Talent) create a work environment where people are respected for their contribution and are allowed to fulfill their potential. At Otsuka, everyone is working towards a common culture because we want to work in an environment that supports and rewards excellence, honesty, mutual support, and respect. Otsuka is empowering employees widely throughout the organization and at every level of management to live this culture.

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    Kelly

    Senior Manager

    Otsuka provided me with new opportunities that allowed me the creative power to build on my strengths. I was able to create goals that were outside my comfort zone so I could achieve new insights and abilities. Otsuka also encourages direct access to high achievers within the company, thus creating an environment where you are both challenged as well as provided insights from experienced and successful colleagues.

Erin

Hospital Account Manager

Otsuka has plans in place that develop us regardless if we want to go into leadership, home office opportunities or stay in a sales position but take on point positions within the district. Otsuka has helped me fulfill my goals, because I want to stay an account manager. I want to be the best sales rep I can be and take on leadership roles as they arise. There are so many opportunities to step up and lead without having to move into management. Otsuka offers DST, BAT, and field Marketing roles to reps in the field.

Digital Medicine

Otsuka is at the cutting-edge of the new frontier science of Digital Medicine, developing wearable and ingestible technologies.