About Takeda SA

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited is a research-based global company with its main focus on pharmaceuticals. The company has over 30 000 Takeda employees in over 70 countries. Takeda South Africa is located in Johannesburg, and is committed to bringing better health and a brighter future to patients by translating science into life-changing medicines. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on oncology, gastroenterology and central nervous system therapeutic areas plus vaccines. Takeda conducts R&D both internally and with partners to stay at the leading edge of innovation. Additional information about Takeda South Africa is available through its website.

Facts & Figures

Industry Pharmaceuticals
Number of employees 113
Number of active countries 70

The Research

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The employee offerings of Takeda SA

This is a selection of the Employee Offerings that this company offers to (some of) its employees.

Communication Channels

  • Employee surveys
  • Employee website (separate URL)

Learning and development programs

  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • International exchange programmes
  • Competency-based training programmes
  • Coaching programmes
  • Mentor programmes
  • Soft skill training programmes (e.g. feedback, time management, communication)
  • On-the-job training
  • Conferences/congresses/seminars (internal/external)
  • Workshops (internal/external)
  • Online training programmes (always available)
  • (Peer) coaching
  • e-Learning (module)
  • Coaching
  • Simulations and learning games
  • Communities of Practice
  • Collaborative Learning Experiences (e.g. Action learning group/Team-based learning)

Compensation and benefits

  • Salaries
  • Variable compensation
  • Pension
  • Long-term incentives
  • Secondary benefits
  • Employee discounts on company services/products
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Meal subsidies/canteen services
  • Subsidy Medical Insurance

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Flexi-time working
  • Sabbatical/career break
  • Time off in lieu (TOIL)/Time-for-time
  • Special leave for parents (above legal requirements)

Networking Activities

  • Online chat/instant messaging
  • Seasonal social events
  • Special informal sessions with Executive Management

Onboarding Activities

  • Pre-Employment package (after contract is signed)
  • Step-by-step On-boarding programme (hard copy or online)
  • Meeting with HR to explain procedures
  • Check-in meetings at specific intervals
  • Meeting with manager regarding job role, tasks,expectations
  • A role-specific introductory training programme
  • Announcement/introduction by management
  • A tour around the organisation
  • Meeting with CEO/Executive Management
  • Induction course (covering the organisation’s mission,vision, values)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safety policies and instructions
  • Follow-up session one year after joining

Career and succession management

  • Training programme
  • Coaching
  • Special assignment
  • International mobility (expatriation or short-term assignment)

Secondary benefits

  • Laptop
  • Mobile Telephone
  • Car/travel allowance
  • Company car
  • On-site parking

Well-being programs

  • Health & Safety officer/manager
  • Personal support line
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)
  • Confidential adviser
  • Maintaining salary level above legal requirements
  • Maintaining employee contractual rights above legal requirements
  • On-site sports facilities
  • Health screening programme
  • Weight loss programme
  • On-site flu vaccinations
  • Nutritional information programmes