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 either, 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.
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Executive Director, Human Resources
Mission & Vision
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 benefits, 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. More than 80% of Enanta employees have elected the Company’s comprehensive healthcare plan, while 100% of our employees are required to have some form of healthcare coverage under our state law.
Key Human Capital Performance Indicators
Percent of total employee population by
self-identified male / female gender in 2021
Percent of total employee
by race in 2021
Caucasian / White
*Other Persons of Color
47% of Enanta’s employee population self-identify as other persons of color or Asian descent
Percent by self-identified male / female gender,
holding Executive level positions in 2021
Percent by self-identified male / female gender
holding positions of Associate Director and above in 2021
Percent of minorities holding
Executive level positions in 2021
*Other Persons of Color
Percent of minorities holding positions of
Associate Director level and above in 2021
*Other Persons of Color
Employee retention rate was 84% in 2021,
representing a 2% increase from 2020.
*Other persons of color: Hispanic or Latinx, Black or African American, Two or More Races.
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.
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:
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.
Enanta employees are always eager to support worthy causes, whether it be participating in the American Liver Foundation’s Liver Life Walk, volunteering at Cradles to Crayons, or mentoring science students at Watertown High School. We also collaborate locally with Life Science Cares, an organization that helps life science companies partner with local nonprofits that have proven records of impact in their communities. Our Company’s primary focus is to support those organizations conducting research or supporting patients and education within the disease areas on which we are focused. In addition, we are committed to the advancement of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, and seek to support those organizations advancing and teaching any of the STEM disciplines. And finally, but just as importantly, we support 501(c)(3) organizations within the communities where Enanta resides, to foster engagement on a local level.
From 2018 through 2021, Enanta donated more than $300,000 to organizations supporting disease research, patient education, STEM and community sponsorships. Of this total, more than 90% of the funds were allocated to support advancement of disease research as well as patient education.
Awards & Recognition
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 and are committed to developing treatments for other liver diseases, specifically Hepatitis B virus.