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Tackling the toughest diseases is not for the faint of heart. What鈥疘've鈥痥nown from my first day, and what鈥疘've鈥痵een ever since, is that Vertexians are all in.听听

Together,鈥痺e鈥檝e鈥痯ersevered through a pandemic, adapted to working more flexibly,鈥痑nd focused on reaching more people with cystic fibrosis with our medicines鈥 all while continuing to advance both our clinical and research-stage pipeline into multiple disease areas.听听

If this sounds intense, it鈥檚 because it is.听听

We take working hard to improve the lives of patients seriously. We see the impossible as a starting point. We tackle the toughest scientific challenges and take on smart risks to hopefully change the lives of people with serious diseases. We do this with urgency. We do this with focus. We debate hard and listen hard, while challenging one another with respect. We have a shared mission to do our best every day for patients and each other, and this strengthens our sense of belonging. Our care for one another has anchored us, and our unique Vertex culture has been foundational to our success.鈥

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We've鈥痓een intentional in ensuring that all鈥疺ertexians鈥痷nderstand our culture. How do we do this? By鈥痗learly articulating our values, behaviors and norms鈥 beginning in our new employee onboarding programs and extending throughout an employee鈥檚 tenure with us. We make it real through signs and symbols 鈥 posting it around our offices, demonstrating how our behaviors matter, celebrating small wins and big wins together, and coaching, training and developing our people.

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Bringing our culture to life

Every single Vertexian is a steward of our culture. Our phenomenal employees are dedicated to our patients, scientific excellence, and one another. Once employees are anchored in our culture and what makes it unique, every Vertexian has an opportunity to bring our culture to life. For example, we shine a light on Vertexians鈥who are living our values every day, we embed culture into longstanding Vertex events and gatherings, and we bring in outside speakers who share practical strategies and lessons on how to apply these learnings to our culture.听

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Reinforcing our culture

Sustaining our culture is a community effort. I鈥檓 deeply committed to it, as are all of Vertex鈥檚 senior听leaders. As people leaders, we know that investing in our teams鈥 professional growth 鈥 by providing competency assessments, development training, mentoring and coaching through our career development hub 鈥 is the right thing to do for our people and the business.听

We encourage regular culture discussions and recognize colleagues鈥 contributions with awards and recognition, competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits. We give back to the communities Vertexians live in and care about. We offer volunteer opportunities through our annual Global Day of Service and throughout the year in our Learning Labs in Boston, San Diego and Oxford, U.K. And, through the Vertex Foundation, we offer a matching gift program so employees can maximize their donations to the causes of their choice. All these things collectively nurture our culture, and we will continue to do so with the determination that got us here in the first place.

We hire people who are up to challenging what seems impossible to make breakthroughs for patients.听 If you鈥檙e interested in being a part of our team tackling the toughest scientific challenges, please take a look at .听听