Driven to make a difference
At Vertex, we invest in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious diseases with a focus on specialty markets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Putting science first
We invest most of our resources back into our research and development engine.
*2022 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
100 Best Companies to Work For
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 guiding principles – each and every day we are driven to make a difference. It is truly a special place to work!
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.
Best Workplaces for Women
We’re honored to be recognized as one of Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Women for 2023.
For the 14th straight year we’re included on the Science magazine’s Top Employer list, ranking #7 in 2023.
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.
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.
STEM Workforce Diversity
Top 50 Employers
We’re honored to be named a 2023 Top 50 Employer by STEM Workforce Diversity magazine.
The Civic 50
We’re a 2023 honoree of The Civic 50, recognizing us as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the U.S.
America's Best Employers for Diversity
At Vertex, we’re committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable culture that enables all people to thrive. We’re honored to be recognized on The Best Employers for Diversity 2023 list by Forbes.
Great Place to Work®
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.
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.
Best Places to Work
Vertex was named #2 on BioSpace’s annual list of the Best Places to Work in 2024.
100 Most Loved Companies
Vertex was named to Newsweek’s annual list of America’s 100 Most Loved Workplaces in 2022. We are proud to be recognized as a company who takes care of our employees and communities and lives our values in everything we do.
Human Rights Campaign
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.
Seramount Inclusion Index
We are proud to be named to Seramount's 2022 Inclusion Index for our commitment to advancing DEI in the workplace.
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.
Seramount Best Companies for Dads
Vertex is committed to fostering a workplace that supports fathers and helps them thrive in their careers. We’re proud to have placed on the 2022 Seramount (formerly Working Mother) Best Companies for Dads list for the second year in a row.
The Boston Globe
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.
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.
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.
50 Most Innovative Companies
Vertex was named to Fast Company’s annual list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2020.