At Sucampo, we believe our employees are the key to our success. We promote our passion for life-changing science both within our company and within the industry.
As a Sucampo employee, you can expect both a challenging and a rewarding career that will allow you the opportunity to work alongside the industry’s top talent.
Sucampo invests in our employees in numerous ways, including but not limited to:
- Training Programs
- Rewards & Recognition Programs
- Comprehensive Benefits Package
- Professional Development Programs
- Incentive Bonus Programs
Sucampo operates under a Pay for Performance philosophy and employs a strategic staffing approach. We evaluate potential employees not only for what they immediately bring to the table to meet our current demands, but also on how they may support our strategic vision for the organization.
As the industry and company changes and evolves, it is essential that our employees evolve with it. Our goal is to hire for the overall vision of Sucampo, which allows our employees exposure to various areas and increases their span of knowledge. As a result of this staffing model, Sucampo is able to leverage our internal talent while building a strong employment brand and enhancing our retention strategies.
Here at Sucampo we believe our team culture philosophy is paramount to our success. Our collaborative environment is based upon every team member working toward successful goal accomplishment. Based on this philosophy, Sucampo is able to leverage the talent of each team member to maximize the overall team efficiency. The manager’s role is critical in this initiative as they are not only directing and overseeing the work, but performing the work side by side as a contributing member of the team.
Sucampo Benefits within the United States
At Sucampo, we recognize that balancing work and family are key to our employees' success; therefore we have designed a comprehensive benefits package to demonstrate our commitment to helping our employees achieve a healthy work/life balance.
Sucampo offers medical, dental, and vision benefits to full and part-time employees working at least 30 hours per week. Coverage begins on the first of the month following date of hire.
Medical insurance is provided by CIGNA Healthcare. Full-time employees are eligible on the first of the month following their date of hire. The company pays the majority of the insurance premium and the employee is responsible for the remainder (as a pre-tax deduction). A prescription drug plan is included within the plan.
Dental insurance is provided by CIGNA Healthcare. Full-time employees are eligible on the first of the month following their date of hire. The company pays the majority of the insurance premium and the employee is responsible for the remainder (as a pre-tax deduction).
Vision insurance is provided by VSP. Full-time employees are eligible on the first of the month following their date of hire. The company pays the majority of the insurance premium and the employee is responsible for the remainder (as a pre-tax deduction).
Life and AD&D Insurance
Life and AD&D insurance is provided by Mutual of Omaha. Full-time employees are enrolled on their date of hire into a term life insurance policy. Coverage amount varies depending on salary and level of position.
Voluntary Life & AD&D insurance is also provided by Mutual of Omaha. Employees have the option to purchase supplemental Life and AD&D insurance in addition to the company paid Life & AD&D insurance that is offered.
Short-Term Disability insurance is provided by Mutual of Omaha. Full-time employees are enrolled on their date of hire. Benefits typically begin once an employee is out of work for 7 days. Benefit is paid at 60% of salary for up to 13 weeks with a maximum weekly payment of $1500.
Long-Term Disability insurance is provided by Mutual of Omaha. Full-time employees are enrolled on their date of hire. Benefits begin after an employee is out of work for 90 days. Benefit is paid at 60% of salary with a maximum monthly payment of $10,000.
Employee Assistance Program
The EAP is provided by Mutual of Omaha. Full-time employees have use of a special confidential service (available 24/7) to assist with counseling, legal referrals, child-care referrals, family issues, or other matters where availability of outside resources would be of assistance.
The 401k plan is administered by American United Life Insurance (AUL), a One America company. Full-time and part -time employees are eligible to enroll in the plan at any time. The Sucampo plan offers a wide variety of funds to choose from with various investment objectives. Employee contributions into the 401k plan are matched at 50 cents on the dollar, up to 10%. Matching funds will vest at 50% at two (2) years of service, 75% at three (3) years of service, and 100% at four (4) years of service.
Flexible Spending Accounts
The FSA plan is administered by ADP. Full-time employees are eligible on their first day of employment. An FSA allows an employee to set aside a portion of his or her earnings to pay for qualified medical & dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis. FSA contributions are made through payroll deductions and can provide a substantial tax savings when utilized properly. Per the IRS guidelines, employees may elect up to a $2,500 contribution (per calendar year) into the Medical FSA account and $5,000 into the Dependent Care FSA account. All savings must be used by the time frames established by law.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Full-time employees who have been with Sucampo for more than 90 days are eligible to participate in the Employee Stock Purchase Plan. The Sucampo plan offers a 5% discount with quarterly offering periods. The plan is a “qualified plan” as defined by IRS section 423. (Self administered through Merrill Lynch brokerage account)
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Non-management, full-time employees, will earn a total of three (3) weeks (120 hours) of PTO per year. Employees at the management level will earn four (4) weeks (160 hours) of PTO per year. PTO hours are accrued/earned on a bi-weekly basis. Employees who were employed prior to 1/1/2013 will earn one (1) extra day off (up to 5) for every year of service completed with the company. Employees who begin employment after 1/1/2013 will earn (1) extra day off for every five (5) years of service completed. The extra day(s) of PTO will begin to accrue on January 1 following the employee’s anniversary date.
Eligible full-time employees will receive up to two (2) personal days to be used in each year. These days are not accrued and must be used in that calendar year.
The office is closed for the following holidays: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving.
In addition to the holidays that Sucampo already recognizes, the Bethesda office is shut down between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day.
Up to five (5) days of paid jury duty leave are available (with verification) per year.
Up to three (3) days of paid leave are available to make arrangements for the death of an immediate family member which includes a sibling, parent, child, spouse, domestic partner, brother/sister-in-law, mother/father-in-law, grandparent, grandparent-in-law, grandchild, aunt/uncle, cousin, and niece/nephew.
Family Medical Leave Act
Eligible employees are entitled to take up to 12 weeks of leave in a 12-month period for the birth of a baby, adoption, to care for you, a spouse, a child, or a parent who has a serious health condition as defined by the FMLA.
Bethesda based employees have the option of receiving free parking at our corporate headquarters or $140 per month in MetroPass/SmarTrip benefits.
Additional Voluntary Benefits
Sucampo also offers additional voluntary benefits such as Pet Insurance, Legal Assistance, and Critical Illness/Accident Insurance. These benefits are employee-paid and are deducted via payroll.
Training and Professional Development
Sucampo understands the value of continuous improvement for all of our employees, who are the source of creativity and inspiration that keep the organization moving forward. Our guiding principle for employee development is never to stand just on past accomplishments; therefore we are always reaching for the next goal to ensure our efficiency, quality and profitability through innovation and training.
Outside of this, Sucampo promotes professional development through external training opportunities as well as support of professional accreditations. These opportunities are developed as a collaborative effort between the managers and employees. The partnership begins with annual goal setting and identifying areas of opportunity for development.