Awards and Recognitions

Vertex is continually recognized as an industry leader and top employer by leading national and international publications.

British Pharmacological Society

In 2016, our second cystic fibrosis medicine was awarded Drug Discovery of the Year by the British Pharmacological Society. 

French Prix Galien

Our second cystic fibrosis medicine was awarded the French Prix Galien award for the most promising rare disease medicine in 2016. This is the seventh French Prix Galien award Vertex has received.

Science Magazine

For the ninth straight time, in 2018 we landed in the top 10 of Science Magazine's Top Employer list.

The Boston Globe's Top Places to Work

For the ninth time, in 2018 Vertex was named one of Boston’s Top Places to Work.

Boston Business Journal

For the 12th consecutive year, Vertex has been named to the Boston Business Journal's Best Places to Work list. In 2018, we ranked #6 in the Largest Employers Category.

San Diego Business Journal

For the fourth year in a row, Vertex's San Diego site was named to the San Diego Business Journal's 100 Best Places to Work list in 2017.

San Diego Union-Tribune

In 2017, Vertex's San Diego site was named to the San Diego Union-Tribune's Top Workplaces list.


Vertex has been ranked #5 on Forbes’ list of The Best Employers for Diversity 2019.