Our Culture

At Apellis, we act with respect, transparency, and integrity and are driven by the ability to make a meaningful impact in the patients we serve. We come from a diverse background and believe that each Apellucian’s unique skills and expertise will help us get closer to achieving our vision of becoming a leader in the biotech industry that is known for its compassion, revolutionary science, and contributions to humankind around the world.

Our culture centers around a profound sense of purpose: we care, we are fearless, we love what we do, we are resourceful, and we are experts in complement. 

In other words, we care fiercely and ignite progress.

Apellis Employee Yan

Apellis is a great team to be a part of - Roberto Vincent

Celebrating Rare Disease Day

I've had the opportunity to learn and grow - Adi Borovick

Celebrating Community Service Day

I've never seen such an amazing team - Michael Dovey

Our Values

We aspire to create an employee experience that embodies our values.

We commit to putting people first. With grateful hearts and compassion, we are dedicated to improving patients' lives and seek to foster a diverse and inclusive culture, one where we can all be our authentic selves and embrace our differences.

The most successful Apellucians strive to achieve the extraordinary; they speak up and propose solutions to address challenges. At Apellis, our employees are encouraged to be open, seek out others, and engage at all levels of the organization.  

We love what we do and are passionate about our work. We take bold steps to achieve our level of ambition through our purpose and transparency of goals.

We challenge ourselves to do things in the most agile and efficient way and creatively use our resources to accomplish our goals.

The pursuit of the highest level of scientific integrity and inclusion, curiosity, and collaboration are essential to empowering our people to succeed and fail together.

Our Benefits

Overall Wellness

  • Apellis pays the full premium for Health, Dental and Vision Insurance for employees and their dependents.
  • Health Insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA with 2 options to choose from: PPO or High Deductible Health Plan with Health Savings Account.
  • Dental Insurance through Delta Dental.
  • Vision Insurance through VSP.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts available to fit a variety of needs: standard healthcare for use with PPO, limited purpose for use with HDHP, and dependent care account.

Financial Planning and Protection

  • 401k Retirement Savings through Vanguard with company match, contributions can be made into a traditional 401k plan or a Roth plan.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with a 15% discount managed by Fidelity Investments.
  • Life Insurance basic life and supplemental life insurance options for self, spouse, child(ren).
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance to protect your income when medical events take you away from work.

Maintaining Balance

  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Company Shutdown from Christmas Day through New Year’s Day
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Commuting and Parking benefits
  • Apellis values employee engagement = fun employee outings and social get-togethers!

Your Opportunity

Opportunity awaits those up to the challenge of developing transformative therapies for people living with a broad range of serious diseases.

Note to Employment Agencies: Please do not forward any agency resumes. Apellis is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited.

Apellis Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity employer.