Rewards & Benefits

Eisai provides an exceptional Total Rewards package consisting of salary, performance-based incentives, top-tier benefits, a comprehensive wellness program, and innovative work-life solutions.

Medical, Dental, Prescription & Vision Plans

Comprehensive plans are offered to all regular, full-time employees working at least 30 hours per week. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.

Basic Life Insurance/Accidental Death & Dismemberment

Life insurance coverage is offered at three (3) times annual base salary up to a maximum of $750,000. AD&D is provided to employees in an amount equal to the group life amount. Coverage begins on the first day of employment and is at no cost to employees.

Voluntary Benefits

Employees may purchase additional life insurance coverage for themselves and family members at discounted group rates. Employees may purchase up to five (5) times their annual base salary to a maximum of $750,000. Employees may also purchase legal coverage, home, auto, or pet insurance at discounted group rates.

Business Travel & Accident Insurance

Employees traveling for business purposes are covered by Eisai’s travel accident insurance for the amount of ten (10) times base salary up to $1,000,000.

Short-Term Disability

All full-time regular employees working 30 hours or more per week are eligible for benefits the first day of employment. Benefits are paid through a self-insured private plan.

Long-Term Disability

A fully insured long-term disability plan is provided after 180 days of continuous disability. There is no cost to employees.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Employees may make pre-tax contributions of up to $2,750 to the Healthcare Spending Account or up to $10,500 to the Dependent Care Spending Account. New employees may enroll on the first day of employment. Coverage begins on the first of the month following enrollment.

Eisai Retirement Plan

Employees are eligible to make tax-deferred contributions on the first of the month following their date of employment. Eisai matches 100% of the first 3% deferred and 50% of the next 2% deferred. There is immediate vesting in contributions and matching funds.

As an Eisai employee, you are also eligible to participate in Eisai’s Employer Annual Contribution. This is a non-contributory, discretionary payment that Eisai makes to assist you with planning for your retirement. New hires are eligible to participate on the first of the month following 90 days of employment. Beyond that, you are eligible to receive the Employer Annual Contribution if you are:

  • A regular full-time or part-time employee
  • You have completed 1,000 hours of service, and
  • You are actively employed by Eisai on December 31

The amount of the contribution, if any, is determined annually by Eisai and is typically tiered based on length of service.

Paid Time Off

Regular full-time employees receive an annual minimum of 20 Paid Time Off (PTO) days, which are pro-rated during the first calendar year of service. Increases to PTO allotments occur based on years of service. Eisai offers the highest ranked PTO program amongst the top 20 global pharmaceutical firms, due to the number of days offered at hire and the accelerated manner in which employees achieve the maximum 30 PTO days.


Eisai ordinarily closes its offices in observance of 12 designated holidays.

Wellness Programs

Eisai is committed to helping employees and their families attain and maintain harmony and balance in their lives by providing resources and support for the whole person with the goal of improving quality of life. Our program provides employees and their family members with the tools and resources needed to improve their Health and Nutrition, Physical Fitness, Emotional Well-being and Financial Savvy. Although specific program offerings vary from year to year, core offerings consist of on-site Wellness Coaches, Health Club Reimbursement, on-site Meditation, a custom Retirement Modeler, and convenient on-site screenings.

Work-Life Programs

Eisai partners with Humana to provide a comprehensive Work-Life Solutions Program with services that include, but are not limited to: identifying high quality child, elder or pet care; coping with grief and loss; paying for school; resolving legal, financial or relationship problems; and helping with depression, weight loss and recreational issues. Confidential and professional counseling for employees and family members is also available. There is no cost to employees.

Employee Referral Program

As part of Eisai’s strategic plan to recruit “the best of the best,” we encourage all employees to refer candidates by offering a cash bonus award.

The above information is a brief summary of the rewards and benefits offered by the Company. Eisai reserves the right to amend, modify, and/or terminate any benefits (and the plans and policies that govern such benefits) in its sole discretion. If any discrepancies exist between the above descriptions and any applicable plan documents or policies, such documents or policies will prevail.