Mission: THE SCIENCE OF POSSIBILITY
Vertex creates new possibilities in medicine to cure diseases and improve people's lives. We work with leading researchers, doctors, public health experts and other collaborators who share our vision for ...
On the latest episode of The Hennessy Report podcast, our Chief HR Officer Stephanie Franklin takes you behind-the-scenes of working at Vertex, and how our patient-focused culture, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and so much more makes us a great place to work.
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Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases.
We discovered and developed the first medicines to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF), a rare, life-threatening genetic disease. In addition to clinical development programs in CF, Vertex has more than a dozen ongoing research programs focused on the underlying mechanisms of other serious diseases.
Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, our corporate headquarters is now located in Boston’s Innovation District, and our international headquarters is in London, United Kingdom. We currently employ 2,100 people in the United States, Europe, Canada and Australia with nearly two-thirds of our staff dedicated to research and development.
Vertex is consistently recognized as one of the industry’s top places to work by Science Magazine, The Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal and the San Diego Business Journal. Our research and medicines have also received esteemed recognitions, including the Robert J. Beall Therapeutics Development Award, the French Prix Galien and the British Pharmacological Society awards.
The diversity and authenticity of our people is part of what makes Vertex unique. We recognize that each employee brings diverse perspectives and strengths, and, by embracing those strengths and celebrating differences, we inspire innovation together.
We’re committed to providing employees with resources to achieve their professional and personal goals. Our employee-led networks, called Employee Resource Networks (ERNs), foster connectivity and collaboration across all levels and engage colleagues in personal and professional enrichment opportunities such as mentoring, career development, community outreach and cultural awareness activities. Current ERNs include:
At Vertex, we have some of the industry's best and brightest people helping us achieve our mission of discovering transformative medicines to help people with serious diseases like cystic fibrosis.Whether they are in the lab, part of our business development team or on the phones with patients, we depend on a talented global workforce to lead the charge as we work toward developing tomorrow's breakthrough medicines.
Giving back is part of who we are – it’s in our DNA. Over the last 30 years, Vertex has grown into a leading global biotech that continually innovates to bring transformative medicines to people around the world. As we’ve grown, so too has our commitment to giving back to patients and the community - from our annual Day of Service, to our Vertex Learning Lab, scholarship awards and our patient assistance programs.
Vertex is committed to inspiring and equipping under-resourced students to become the next generation of scientific leaders. We have developed strong relationships with local education leaders, schools in our neighborhoods and students across our communities to help provide young people with a pathway to success in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers.
Community service is an important part of our Vertex values. Each year, our employees participate in a global Day of Service collectively providing approximately 500 hours of volunteer service to dozens of nonprofit organizations and schools in our communities. Unique to Vertex is that a key focus of this day is our STEM education projects, which range from packaging science kits loaded with equipment and educational material for classrooms to going on-site to schools to conduct mini science fairs with the goal of getting kids interested in science. Watch our video below.
Team Vertex is about camaraderie and connecting with the patient community. We support events like races and walks that help patients and their families. Our employees enthusiastically take part in these events.
Our people are driven, lifelong learners, who take charge of their careers. They are exceptional at what they do, which is why we are committed to providing opportunities that empower them to grow their talents and thrive beyond their expectations. Employees from every level and function can benefit from experiences such as job rotations, mentorships, and skill development workshops. Other examples of programs that employees can partake in include:
I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)
Pay, Benefits, Culture, and time off are all outstanding. Company is constantly doing surveys to see how they could improve life for their employees. They are generous and appreciate hard work. Everyone is passionate and driven. I've had 5 different managers since I started here and they've all been amazing. I love everyone I work with and I couldn't be happier. I feel blessed to be working here.
I agree with some that HR often searches outside the company for new hires instead of hiring from within. But, they've recently stated that they are going to be offering more trainings to current employees so they can hire and promote from within whenever possible. I believe they will do that.
Advice to Management
Keep it up!
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Boston, MA (US)) in February 2018.
The interview process was seamless, informational and very professional. I experienced the highest degree of professional service, speedy/timely responsiveness from the recruiter, and felt greatly valued immediately. Upon being hired, I was immediately brought in for orientation and then integrated quickly into my team. I received a lot of support not only from my team, but also from anyone and everyone I interacted with outside of my function.