Awards and Recognition

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

The Civic 50

Vertex was named as one of the 2020 honorees of the Civic 50, recognizing it as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States.

Vertex Civic 50 Award

Fast Company, 50 Most Innovative Companies

Vertex was named to the Fast Company’s annual list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2020. 

Corporate Equality Index 2020

In 2020, Vertex received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index and was named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

Forbes JUST100

Forbes JUST100

Vertex was named one of America’s most responsible companies in 2020, ranking 73 on the JUST100 by Forbes and JUST Capital. The list ranks the 1,000 largest publicly-traded corporations in the U.S. on corporate responsibility.

Boston Business Journal

For the 14th consecutive year, Vertex has been named to the Boston Business Journal's Best Places to Work list. In 2020, we ranked #4 in the Extra Large Employers Category.

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Forbes

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

San Diego Business Journal

For the 9th time in the past 10 years, Vertex’s San Diego site was named to the San Diego Business Journal’s Best Places to Work list. In 2020, we ranked #8 in the Mega Employer category.

San Diego Business Journal Top 2020 employer
IL Impact Award

Innovation Leader 2019 Impact Award

The Vertex Innovation & External Research team was honored to be one of the nine winners of the Innovation Leader 2019 Impact Award for its approach to creating a culture of innovation.

2019 Top 30 Life Sciences Employers by Biospace

Vertex has been ranked #25 on the 2019 Top 30 Life Sciences Ideal Employers by Biospace.

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Science Magazine

Science Magazine

For the eleventh straight year we landed on the Science Magazine’s Top Employer List, in 2020 we ranked #8.

Fortune Magazine Future 50

In 2019, we were ranked #10 on the Fortune Magazine Future 50 list, a list of global companies with the “best prospects for long-term growth” that have demonstrated both steady execution and forward-looking strategic nimbleness.

Boston Globe TPTW

The Boston Globe's Top Places to Work

For the tenth consecutive year, in 2019 Vertex was named one of Boston’s Top Places to Work.

San Diego Union-Tribune

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

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Prix Galien

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.

British Pharmacological Society

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

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