Asahi Kasei Asaclean Americas is a purging compound supplier based in Parsippany, N.J., that offers one of the most unique benefits: a free trip to Japan to visit the parent company headquarters, sightsee and learn about Japanese culture.
Throughout the year, the team enjoys company dinners with entertainment, such as dinner cruises and murder-mystery dinners; golf outings; sporting events; and international food day potlucks.
Employees have a strong work-life balance, with the workweek consisting of 35 flexible hours. Employees start between 7-10 a.m. and end between 3-6 p.m. New employees receive three weeks of paid time off, and that amount increases over time with tenure.
Team members are recognized for their hard work with gift cards, plaques, champagne toasts and personal congratulations.
The company matches 100 percent of employee 401(k) contributions, up to 8 percent. Flexible spending accounts for health care are also matched.
Employees were able to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, and there were weekly meetings that keep everyone connected and on the same page.
“Asahi Kasei’s motto is ‘Creating for tomorrow.’ It is exciting to work for a company that lives this every day through innovation, sustainability and most importantly taking care of the people,” Senior Marketing Manager Tom Hanvey said. “The company believes that if employees are treated well, then they will treat our customers well. It is exciting and refreshing to work for a company that continually looks at improving quality of life of employees, customers and community.”