Our Values

At Agios, our culture and values – which form the foundation of our company and differentiate us – are embodied in the Greek word Arete, the ancient ideal of excellence and fulfillment of one’s potential. Arete has several meanings, and each is applicable to our company.

It is often used to describe virtue, to characterize someone as a “good person.” Our company comprises good people who are striving to achieve a virtuous goal. It also connotes a sense of driving for excellence, which speaks to how far we can push ourselves and reflects our focus on achieving “the other side of possible.” If we truly embody this meaning, we are confident the outcome will be novel drugs that help patients.

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Arete also describes courage and strength in the face of adversity. Adversity is always part of the equation for organizations like ours that are attempting to do something radical and important. What we are undertaking – developing drugs in a novel space while building a sustainable company– is exceptionally difficult.

Arete, in its many forms, describes why each of us are so proud to be part of this company and why we believe we are uniquely positioned to make a significant difference in the lives of patients.

Learn more about our approach to valuing differences and its role in driving our culture and innovative spirit.

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Where Science Meets Heart

The patients and families who are counting on us need extraordinary science, and they also need people with extraordinary hearts. At Agios, we have both. Our work to discover and deliver new medicines is personal. An understanding of the bigger picture of our jobs and the potential we have to impact people’s lives is what drives our decisions and motivates us every day.

Notice to Employment Agencies and Professional Recruiters: Agios Pharmaceuticals will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any employment agency or professional recruiter (“Agency”) that submits an unsolicited resume to Agios Pharmaceuticals’ career site or directly to any employee, does so with the understanding that the resume will become the property of Agios Pharmaceuticals. Agios Pharmaceuticals will have the right to hire that candidate at its discretion without any fee owed to the Agency.

Agencies that have fee agreements with Agios Pharmaceuticals and have been engaged on a specific search shall follow the submission process outlined by the Agios Pharmaceuticals recruiter with whom they are partnering with on the search.

All inquiries by Agencies to become a provider of recruiting services must be directed to and approved by Agios Pharmaceuticals’ Talent Acquisition team.