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Who We Are

Culture Defined by Our Values

WAVE’s culture sets us apart from the rest - we foster an environment built upon collaboration, trust, and open-mindedness. Our team is fully engaged and motivated by their work, and that makes all the difference. Our values, which are defined below, guide us in our daily work, and help to shape the culture and direction of WAVE.

Who We Are

Together, we are building a company that will deliver transformative medicines to meaningfully impact patients’ lives. Every day, we strive for excellence in our work that reflects our shared commitment to patients.

We are Committed to Every Patient: The reason we are here – every day – is to work purposefully to advance medicines that will have a meaningful impact on patients’ and caregivers’ lives
We are all truly engaged and motivated by our work, and we work collectively towards our ultimate goal of finding a cure. Our monthly patient advocacy meetings remind us what we are fighting for, and strengthen our bond as a team.

We are Creative and Tenacious in finding Solutions: Propose innovative ideas; Demonstrate willingness to take measured risk; encourage creativity of thought, approach and action; Be bold in our thinking
Our culture is very much science-driven, and we encourage progressive thinking. We continue to look for ways to adapt, improve, and evolve.

We are Accountable and Work with Integrity: Take responsibility and conduct ourselves with the utmost integrity; work with enthusiasm, energy and sense of urgency; foster genuine collaboration and open communication; Embrace success and failure as opportunity
We view honest and open communication as a fundamental component of our culture. In addition to our regular company-wide Town Halls, we understand the value of keeping everyone up-to-date and aware of company matters. The physical attributes of our open concept office also contribute to our group cohesion.

We Embrace Passion for Diversity: Value diversity of ideas and bringing together differing opinions and perspectives, attract and retain awesome people with diverse personal and professional backgrounds
Our diversity makes us stronger as a company. In addition to our offices in Cambridge and Japan, our team has roots around the world.

In addition to our distinguished team and outstanding culture, WAVE offers…

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans for all full-time WAVE employees, beginning on Day 1. WAVE offers coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA, Delta Dental and Vision Service Plan;
  • Health savings accounts (HSA) and flexible spending accounts (FSA), which allows you to set aside pre-tax money to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses;
  • A 401(k) retirement plan through Vanguard with a company match of 50% of the employee’s contribution up to 6% of pay;
  • Open time off policy, which allows our team to take time off when needed as we recognize the importance of a healthy work-life balance;
  • Commuter benefits, free shuttle service to and from Alewife T-station, and free parking;
  • Catered lunch and snacks every day, so you can enjoy the time with your colleagues;
  • Tuition reimbursement to support the growth and development of our team;
  • Evolving benefits package- we continuously strive to listen and gain feedback from our employees on what matters most to them.