Vertex Pharmaceuticals

About Vertex Pharmaceuticals

http://www.vrtx.com

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious diseases. The company has three approved medicines that treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF) – a rare, life-threatening genetic disease — and has several ongoing clinical and research programs in CF. Beyond CF, Vertex has a robust pipeline of investigational medicines in other serious diseases where it has deep insight into causal human biology, such as sickle cell disease, beta thalassemia, pain, alpha- 1 antitrypsin deficiency, Duchenne muscular dystrophy and APOL1-mediated kidney diseases.

Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, Mass., Vertex's global headquarters is now located in Boston's Innovation District and its international headquarters is in London, UK. Additionally, the company has research and development sites and commercial offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Latin America. Vertex is consistently recognized as one of the industry's top places to work, including nine consecutive years on Science magazine's Top Employers list and top five on the 2019 Best Employers for Diversity list by Forbes.

1800
Regional Employees
Industry:
Life-sciences
Headquarters:
Boston, MA

Vertex celebrates its uncompromising commitment to patients and inspires employees with frequent visits and presentations from patients and their families.

All Vertex employees have the opportunity to bring their families into the office for the Vertex Family Open House, an annual tradition that provides fun, entertaining events for all ages while highlighting Vertex's culture, science and connections with the community. This year's theme celebrated the “Community of Heroes” within the Vertex Family – employees, families, patients, advocates, caregivers and physicians.

The Vertex Opportunities for Intrapreneurship and Corporate Evolution (VOICE) program encourages employees to generate innovative ideas to solve problems across the business. Many of these proposals are being brought to fruition with real impacts on the business.

The Vertex Opportunities for Intrapreneurship and Corporate Evolution (VOICE) program encourages employees to generate innovative ideas to solve problems across the business. Many of these proposals are being brought to fruition with real impacts on the business.