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Here at Upsher-Smith, we strive to foster an inclusive culture that will always “do more good” — more good with the high-quality products we create, more good for the diverse patients we serve, and more good for the passionate and inspiring people we employ.

When you join us, you become a part of a century old company that enjoys a respected past built on strong relationships and deeply held values.

Yet the success of Upsher-Smith depends, as it always has, on its people. You’ll be empowered to grow your career and encouraged to make an impact, within these walls or out in the community.

How will you Do More Good™?

Catch a glimpse of our corporate culture: Upsher-Smith | U.S. Pharmaceutical Company

Why Upsher‑Smith?

Learn why VP Jim Maahs thinks Upsher-Smith is special.

Volunteering

Upsher-Smith employees are known for giving back to our communities. You’ll find any number of Upsher-Smith teams and departments participating in these kinds of volunteer activities year-round. We do so out of a sense of corporate social responsibility but also because it feels good!

Working with Sawai

Employees at Upsher-Smith have made an effort to learn more about Japanese language and culture since our 2017 acquisition by Japan based Sawai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. While celebrating the successful completion of a language course, several Upsher-Smith employees had lunch with their Sawai colleagues and spent much of their time conversing to test out their new skills!

Living the Vision

“We improve the health and lives of patients through our unwavering commitment to high-quality products and sustainable growth.” That’s our vision here at Upsher-Smith, and we strive to make it an important part of every workday.

Meet Our Employees

Our Core Values

growth and innovation

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growth and innovation

Strives for consistency in decision making and for logic in problem solving. Remains flexible by staying open to new ideas. Keeps abreast of changes through continuous learning.

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fiscal responsibility

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fiscal responsibility

Utilizes company resources responsibly. Orients oneself toward results by staying well-organized and focused on priorities.

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ethical behavior

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ethical behavior

Demonstrates integrity and professionalism by treating fellow employees and business associates with respect. Maintains a community-first mindset by acting responsibly and in the best interests of internal and external customers.

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communication

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communication

Actively and respectfully listens to gain understanding and clarify expectations. Conveys information in a timely and clear manner. Considers one's audience.

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leadership

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leadership

Serves as a champion of our values through one's own performance and leading by example. Displays courage by taking initiative to go above and beyond basic job expectations. Embraces development by encouraging and supporting creativity and innovation.

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teamwork

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teamwork

Prioritizes cooperation by promoting an inclusive work environment that respects our diversity. Displays accountability by demonstrating an understanding of the relevance of one's contributions to the organization's goals.

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read about how we work

Nozomi Mansfield

Nozomi Mansfield

Senior Administrative Assistant

“I enjoy working with the people of Sawai because I feel I can learn a lot from their expertise and experience. It must be challenging for them to learn and understand a different culture, yet they are very approachable and friendly! Their guidance and devotion to their work gives me motivation every day, and makes me feel that each of us has an important role to play. Though Upsher-Smith and Sawai are already aligned with our mutual patient-centric cultures, I appreciate Sawai employees’ ongoing efforts to look for ways to combine and capitalize on the many strengths of both American and Japanese cultures.”

Jim Young

Jim Young, PhD

Chief Science Officer

“Our Sawai colleagues offer a fresh perspective here at Upsher-Smith. They readily provide helpful suggestions for us to consider, and they are equally eager to learn from our company and about the United States. In the departments I run, teamwork comes especially easy because of the universality of science. Our spoken languages may be different, but our problems and solutions are similar. In our shared culture of collaboration and accountability, there no competing agendas—we are all running in the same direction and are aligned.”

Amilcar Orengo

Amilcar Orengo

Principal Scientist

“After more than 20 years of a professional trajectory in the pharmaceutical industry, I really appreciate belonging to an organization that makes me feel respected, recognized and valued. I'm relatively new to Upsher-Smith, but I feel like this company has had that something special since my first day here. Upsher-Smith definitely offers excellent benefits and incentives, but as a baby boomer, it is very important for me to be part of a team of talented professionals who are encouraged and mentored to reach their full potential. The best part is being able to confirm with tangible facts—such as the construction of the new Maple Grove manufacturing facility and ongoing efforts to expand our product portfolio—that leadership is legitimately aligned with our company's vision to improve patients’ lives and sustain consistent growth. I am proud to be part of the Upsher-Smith family and am sure that there is a bright future here for my professional growth, learning and development.”

Community Involvement

Upsher-Smith makes community involvement a priority. We encourage our employees to take time off to volunteer and we match their financial contributions to selected charities.

Health and Wellbeing

Health and wellbeing is important to everyone at Upsher-Smith. Living a healthful lifestyle can reduce stress and the occurrence of injuries and illnesses. Upsher-Smith encourages its employees to use the wellbeing program, which helps track healthy activities.

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total rewards and WELLBEING

Total compensation includes all forms of financial returns. Our benefits objective is to provide a competitive and cost-effective program offering choice, quality, and value to our employees and their families. They include but are not limited to:

  • Base pay
  • Recognition awards and bonuses
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Annual incentive (or sales incentive)
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off
  • Shift differential
  • Pet insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Profit sharing
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