At Enanta, our C.R.E.A.T.E values were purposefully designed with our corporate vision in mind: to transform the lives of patients with curative therapies. We strive to abide by these values daily; not only to transform patients’ lives, but to foster a culture of collaboration and inclusion within our company.

Enanta’s heritage is steeped in scientific expertise and a track record of effective innovation. Without, we wouldn’t be where we are today. We are dedicated to applying these capabilities and experience each day with the goal of improving patients’ lives. We’ve done it before, and we’re determined to do it again.

Mona Carbonneau
Executive Director, Human Resources

Core Values



Vision To transform the lives of patients with curative therapies.

Mission Through scientific excellence and imagination, we leverage our expertise in small molecule drugs to discover and develop groundbreaking medicines.

Competitive Compensation and Benefits, in a Collegial Work Environment

We seek the best and brightest talent to join our growing team. As such, we offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive total benefits package, and benchmark these on an annual basis against similarly sized and located companies.

Enanta is based in Massachusetts, a state which requires some of the broadest health plan protection in the U.S. All our employees are required to have some form of healthcare coverage under our state law. At Enanta, we provide all full-time employees with comprehensive benefits, including healthcare. More than 90% of Enanta employees have elected to enroll in the Company’s comprehensive healthcare plan.

Key Human Capital Performance Indicators

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Equal Opportunity Employer / ADA / ADAAA

Enanta is deeply committed to a policy of equal opportunity for employees and applicants for employment and follows the requirements of federal and state equal opportunity laws. We actively seek to employ qualified persons in all job classifications and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religious creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical or mental disability, veteran status or any other status protected by law. In addition, all other personnel matters such as compensation, benefits, reduction in work force, recall, training, education and social recreation programs will be administered free from any discriminatory practices.

In the event that any employee feels that he or she has been subjected to discrimination on the basis of his or her protected status, the employee should contact Human Resources immediately. While we always encourage a first level dialog with the immediate supervisor, direct access to senior company executives is assured.

In addition, it is the policy of Enanta to comply with all federal and state laws concerning the employment of persons with disabilities and to act in accordance with regulations and guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Furthermore, it is Enanta policy not to discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in regard to application procedures, hiring, advancement, discharge, compensation, training or other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.

The Company’s commitment also is exhibited in its ADA-compliant website.

Human Rights

Enanta’s efforts to provide fair practices to our employees and other stakeholders are founded in several policies that support our day-to-day operations. Through these policies and key requirements, Enanta respects human rights in our role as an employer and business partner. From a Board perspective, these policies fall within the general oversight of the entire Board of Directors.

In our role as an employer, Enanta considers certain human rights fundamental and universal for our workforce. Enanta’s Human Resources department has policies and standards in place across the organization to support this objective. All Enanta employees are educated on the company’s Code of Conduct, and acknowledge in writing that they will abide by these standards. The Code is supplemented by Enanta’s whistleblower hotline which allows employees to raise concerns. This hotline provides a safe environment for employees to raise a concern – confidentially or anonymously if preferred – about suspected or observed misconduct that involves Enanta. Further, Enanta has other internal integrity related policies in place to manage the risk of unethical behavior:

Employee Screening Policy to ensure we hire persons of good integrity

Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy (Including Gifts and Entertainment) to manage the giving and receiving of gifts

These policies are applicable to all Enanta employees, including senior management, and the key requirements are subject to periodic attestation.

Policy Against Harassment Based on Race, Color, Religion, Gender, National Origin, Age, Sexual Orientation, Veteran Status or Disability

It is the Company’s policy to maintain a working environment where no employee is harassed because of his, her or their race, color, religious creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, known physical or mental disability, veteran status or other status protected by law.

Harassment is verbal or physical conduct that puts down or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual because of his, her or their race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran status, or disability that creates an offensive, intimidating or hostile working environment, or unreasonably interferes with another employee’s work performance.

The Company will not tolerate any form of workplace harassment by supervisors, employees or by non-employees such as vendors, contractors or business associates. It is Enanta’s policy to provide a safe, non-hostile working environment for its employees.

An employee who believes that he, she or they have been the object of harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran status or disability; or who observes an incident of such harassment, should report the matter immediately to his, her or their supervisor. Any employee also may bring the complaint directly to the attention of the Human Resources Department. A prompt and appropriate investigation will be conducted, and upon completion of the investigation, the complainant and the subject of the complaint will be advised of the decision.

Strong Codes of Conduct and Business Ethics

In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, and having a strict code against Bullying and Harassment, Enanta has the following policies in place which are strictly enforced.

Code of Business Conduct and Ethics / Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace / Smoke-Free Workplace

Our reputation for integrity and excellence requires careful observance of the spirit and letter of all applicable laws and regulations, as well as a scrupulous regard for the highest standards of conduct and personal integrity. To that end, Enanta has established a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics Policy. All employees are required to attest, by signature, that they have reviewed the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics Policy. In addition, Enanta has adopted a policy of maintaining a workplace free of drugs and alcohol, and has a smoke-free environment. This policy applies to all employees and other individuals who perform work for the Company.

Policy Prohibiting Weapons / Policy Prohibiting Workplace Violence

The carrying or possession of any type of weapon or firearm on Enanta premises is strictly and absolutely prohibited, including those persons licensed to carry concealed firearms. Any employee found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to discipline, up to and including immediate termination of employment.

In addition, Enanta has a strict Policy Prohibiting Workplace Violence. All employees, customers, vendors and business associates must be treated with courtesy and respect at all times. Conduct that threatens, intimidates or coerces another employee, customer, vendor or business associate – either directly or indirectly – will not be tolerated. Enanta resources may not be used to threaten, stalk or harass anyone at the workplace or outside the workplace. The Company treats threats coming from an abusive personal relationship outside of the workplace with the same concerns as it does other forms of violence.

Community Engagement


Enanta is committed to supporting worthy causes. Our Company focuses on the advancement of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, and seeks to sponsor those organizations advancing and teaching any of the STEM disciplines. Equally important, we support 501(c)(3) organizations within our local community to foster engagement on a local level.

We are members of Life Science Cares, an organization that helps life science companies partner with local nonprofits that have proven records of impact in their communities. Through Life Science Cares Boston, Enanta partners with the Watertown Community Foundation (WCF) to provide grants to the Watertown Public Schools to support STEM related curriculum. As part of this collaboration, WCF created CoLAB, a nonprofit organization in Watertown, MA where local life science professionals and high school educators collaborate to inspire student interest in STEM careers. Enanta employees mentor students through CoLAB, as well as give presentations about their careers and participate in lab activities. Enanta also collaborates directly with Watertown High School to host “Lunch and Learns” for students throughout the year.

This year, Enanta participated in other activities including assembling birthday party kits for FamilyAid, a Greater Boston company that aids children and parents facing homelessness and assembled and donated 500 snack packs for Youth Enrichment Services, a nonprofit organization that provides affordable sports-based youth development programming for Boston area children and teens. Enanta also participated in its yearly volunteer day for Cradles to Crayons, a nonprofit focused on ending children’s clothing insecurities. Additionally, Enanta was the lead sponsor for the American Liver Foundation’s 2023 Boston Marathon team and was involved in local community programs as a member of the Watertown Business Coalition.

Awards & Recognition

YSO Heroes-Originial

A team of chemical scientists from AbbVie and Enanta Pharmaceuticals received a 2023 Heroes of Chemistry Award for advancements in treating chronic hepatitis C virus. Now in its 27th year, the Heroes of Chemistry Awards recognizes scientists whose use of chemistry acts as a service to society. The award is based on three criteria: technical merit, commercial impact, and benefit to humankind. It is the American Chemical Society’s most prestigious distinction for industrial chemists.

At an award ceremony held by the ACS, Enanta’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Yat Sun Or, was acknowledged along with his team, for the discovery of glecaprevir, a protease inhibitor which is part of one of the leading treatment regimens for curing chronic HCV infection and is sold by AbbVie in numerous countries under the tradenames MAVYRET® (U.S.) and MAVIRET® (ex-U.S.) (glecaprevir/pibrentasvir).


Enanta’s commitment to patients and disease awareness has gained external recognition. In 2022, Enanta and its Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Jay R. Luly, Ph.D., were honored by the American Liver Foundation (ALF) and received an award at the New England Legacy Gala. The Legacy Award was given to acknowledge the Company’s and Dr. Luly’s commitment to developing cures for patients with liver disease. The ALF highlighted the development of glecaprevir, a protease inhibitor discovered by Enanta, which is part of one of the leading treatment regimens for curing chronic Hepatitis C virus infection and is sold by AbbVie in numerous countries under the tradenames MAVYRET® (U.S.) and MAVIRET® (ex-U.S.) (glecaprevir/pibrentasvir). Enanta and Dr. Luly have supported the ALF throughout the past 10 years.