Awards and Recognition

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


 

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Great Place to Work®

Vertex is proud to be a certified Great Place to Work. This recognition comes directly from employees and their experience — our intellectual curiosity and unwavering commitment to patients drive our work and our culture. In fact, 95% of Vertexians feel a sense of pride in what we do. Learn more about why Vertex is a great place to work.

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.

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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 2021

In 2021, Vertex received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index and was named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality for the second year in a row.

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Investor’s Business Daily’s Best ESG Companies

Vertex ranked 5th on Investor’s Business Daily’s 2020 Best Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Companies list. 

Boston Business Journal

For the 15th consecutive year, Vertex has been named to the Boston Business Journal's Best Places to Work list. In 2021, we ranked #6 in the Extra Large Employers Category.

2021 Boston Business Journal Best Places to Work Award
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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 10th time in the past 11 years, Vertex’s San Diego site was named to the San Diego Business Journal’s Best Places to Work list. In 2021, we ranked #7 in the Mega Employer category.

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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 2020, we were ranked #16 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.

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The Boston Globe's Top Places to Work

For the 10th time in the past 11 years, Vertex was named one of Boston’s top places to work. In 2020, we ranked #10 in the Largest Companies category.

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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