Driven to make a difference

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We are Vertex

We strike at the core of serious diseases to change people’s lives. Bringing together the brightest minds, investing in science and taking smart risks, we go all in. For the lives we have changed and for those who are still waiting, we will never stop fighting until we discover cures. 

We have research and development sites and commercial offices around the world, all dedicated to bringing the next transformative treatments to people with serious diseases. Our headquarters are in Boston and London. 


 

The values that drive us

It’s not just about what we do, but how we do it. Our values are our bedrock and combined with our culture have enabled us to achieve our mission of creating transformative medicines for serious diseases.  
 

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Uncompromising Commitment to Patients

Patients are at the center of all that we do. Every decision we make is driven by the patients we serve.

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Innovation is Our Lifeblood

At Vertex, we challenge the status quo. We ask what’s possible and find new paths to solve difficult and important problems.

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Fearless Pursuit of Excellence

We chase excellence — we take calculated risks, learn from both success and failure and continuously improve — all at the highest level of personal integrity and ethics.

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"We" Wins

We believe inclusion, diversity and equity are essential to maintaining our strong culture. We want the best and brightest minds from all backgrounds around the table solving tough problems.

 

Our company at a glance

  • R & D

  • Culture

  • Community

  • Responsibility

Putting science first

We invest most of our resources back into our research and development engine.

 

*2023 GAAP figures. Operating expenses defined as R&D + Sales, General and Administrative (SG&A). 

We're different for a reason

We lead by example and strive to be empathetic and transparent. We believe in learning and teaching every day and to use science to do the impossible. We know that being inclusive and respectful fosters collaboration and drives innovation, and we always operate with a sense of urgency for patients. We are Vertexians!

Impacting our communities

We take community engagement as seriously as we take our science, offering a variety of programs to give back to the communities where we live and work.

 

Being a good corporate citizen

The same values that guide and drive our innovation process also fuel our corporate responsibility efforts.

 

*Including Leiden Center, which is expected to receive green certification in 2023. 

Recognized for our efforts
 

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TIME100 Most Influential Companies 2024

Vertex was named as one of the TIME100 Most Influential Companies in 2024.

 

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Fast Company
2024 World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies

Vertex was named to Fast Company’s annual list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2024, ranking #11, and was previously recognized in 2020. 

 

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Fortune
100 Best Companies to Work For

For the second year in a row, Vertex is honored to be named as a Fortune magazine 100 Best Companies to Work For. Recognized for our workplace culture, unique environment and our commitment to excellence — each day we are driven to make a difference.

 

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Top Employer

For the 14th straight year we’re included on the Science magazine’s Top Employer list, ranking #7 in 2023.

 

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America’s Most Innovative Companies 

Vertex was named to Fortune’s annual list of America’s Most Innovative Companies 2024.

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Companies that Care 

Recognized within the top 100 U.S. companies that go above and beyond to support our employees, our communities and the environment, we’re proud to be named to the 2023 PEOPLE® Companies that Care list.

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Newsweek
Most Responsible Companies 

Vertex is proud to be recognized on Newsweek’s fourth annual list of America's Most Responsible Companies for being a good corporate citizen and supporting the communities in which we live and work.

 

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Forbes
Best Employers for Diversity

At Vertex, we’re committed to fostering an inclusive culture that enables all people to thrive. We’re honored to be recognized on the Best Employers for Diversity 2024 list by Forbes.

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Fortune
Best Workplaces in Biopharma

Vertex is proud to be recognized as a leader in our industry by Fortune. In 2023, we ranked #3 on their Best Workplaces in Biopharma list. 

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Best Workplaces for Women

We’re honored to be recognized as one of Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Women for 2023.

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STEM Workforce Diversity 
Top 50 Employers 

We’re honored to be named a 2023 Top 50 Employer by STEM Workforce Diversity magazine.

 

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The Civic 50 

We’re a 2024 honoree of The Civic 50, recognizing us as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the U.S. 

 

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Best Places to Work 

Vertex was named #2 on BioSpace’s annual list of the Best Places to Work in 2024. 

 

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2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index

In 2023, Vertex earned a score of 100 and the designation of the Equality 100 Award: Leader in LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion. 

 

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Best Workplaces for Parents 

Vertex strives to create a culture that supports and uplifts working parents. We are proud to share that we’ve been recognized by Great Place to Work® as a Best Workplace for Parents in 2023.

 

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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.

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Top Places to Work 

For the 14th time, Vertex was named one of Boston’s top places to work. In 2023, we ranked #4 in the Largest Companies category. 

 

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Boston Business Journal
Best Places to Work 

For the 17th consecutive year, we were named to the Boston Business Journal’s Best Places to Work list. Vertex ranked #7 in the Extra Large Employers Category in 2023.

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San Diego Business Journal
Best Places to Work 

For the 11th time in the past 12 years, Vertex’s San Diego site was named to the San Diego Business Journal’s Best Places to Work list. In 2023, we ranked #12 in the Mega Employer category.

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Seramount 100 Best Companies List

Vertex is committed to fostering a workplace that supports our team members and enables them to thrive. We’re proud to be recognized on the 2023 Seramount 100 Best Companies list.