Rewards and recognition
Our employees work hard to develop new medicines for those with serious diseases. This work is made even more fulfilling when they are recognized and rewarded for their continuous efforts. Whether it’s through our annual cash incentive program or long-term equity incentives, our rewards are designed to motivate and empower employees across all levels and functional areas.
We also offer a way for employees to recognize their own colleagues — any time they do something great. The Vertex Outstanding Contributor Award Program (VOCAP) acknowledges employees who demonstrate our core values and make a positive impact on our culture. After the close of each year, employees are also eligible to be nominated for one of two ultimate VOCAP awards, one of which was recently renamed the Leiden Impact award, for our former CEO and current Executive Chairman, Jeff Leiden. These awards recognize significant contributions above and beyond our core company values.