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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Interview Questions

Updated Sep 17, 2014
Updated Sep 17, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Voice Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview Details

    unProfessional HR , Got an Interview date & time at the exam Interview Time e-mail was sent from the recruiter that he is not able to do the interview he has an emergency and will contact me later ( which never happened & when i tried to contact later He sent me an e-mail stating that i am no longer considered for the position !!! really without interview ! )

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview Details

    The first interview was over the phone for about 30 min, there were the typical questions like: why do you want to work for us? what skills can you bring to our organization? do you have any concerns? It was not a behavioral interview.
    Overall, the HR person was kind.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Contract Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    phone interview followed by another phone interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Legal Administrative Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview Details

    Had a great phone interview with HR, first interview with an admin., a paralegal, and an attorney. Then I was brought back to meet the hiring VP. Everything went very well. I was referred by a friend and told everyone liked me, but then I waited over a month only to be informed that the position suddenly no longer existed. I was very dissapointed, this seems like a really great place to work.Will keep my eyes open for future openings here. Hope that this was a one time experience and not a typical experience in the hiring process.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most difficult thing you do at your present job.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Research Scientist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    interviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I submitted the application online and received an email to schedule a phone interview about 1 week later. The interview consists of very typical HR screen. Like
    - Why do you want this job
    - What is your lab daily routine
    - How many people are there in your lab
    - How much do you expect we pay you

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Online resume submission followed by HR email and 20min phone interview. Then phone interviewed by the hiring manager for 30min. Arranged 1-day on-site interview with presentation. had dinner with the hiring manager. Evrything seemd went OK.
    I have to say that the arrangement (lodging, meals, travel, etc) for the interview was quite well. Most interviewers are nice. I rate my expereince 'very positive' till the end of the interview day. However, after that, neither the HR nor the hiring manager returned my email or contacted me regarding the results. I was reminded to followed up with the HR after 2-4 weeks after the interview by a director during the interview. But when I politely asked for updates (after 4 weeks), NO RESPONSE! They should let the candidate know their results, even the answer is no. This makes me feel not being respected. and leaves me with bad feelings, and I rate them as 'negative'.

    Interview Questions
    • An unexpected scientific question at presentation, which I didn't address quite well.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clinical Trials Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    applied online- interviewed by HR

    Interview Questions
    • HR was good. Asked few behavioral questions. Asked about current job and salary expectation.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Docketing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a member of the Human Resources department for a quick phone screen. After that, an interview was scheduled. I was scheduled to meet with five people individually. One decided to go to lunch instead so I only met with four. I had to show my drivers license to the front receptionist...big red flag! I immediately felt like I was being screened out of this position.

    Interview Questions
    • HR manager or recruiter asked me how I would like to work with a supervisor much younger than me. I was taken aback as I didn't think she looked that much younger than me. I knew this interview was going nowhere.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Scientist I, PKPD Drug Metabolite Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    HR hone screen, and Hiring manager phone interview

    Interview Questions
    • What's the most difficult problem you met and how to solve it   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Group Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with HR on phone, then with hiring manager on the phone and she invited me for an on-site interview. I thought things went well at my visit, but afterwards HR told me that they were still interviewing other candidates, but I was still being considered. I subsequently followed up (even though I surmised that I would not be hired), but I never received a response. I don't understand their mentality: do they think that just because they paid my expenses that I don't deserve a response??? I blame the hiring manager just as much as HR. After all, she was my host. It left a very negative impression of what manners mean to Vertex!!!

    Interview Questions
    • A would-be peer asked me, "What is the first thing I would do if I were hired?"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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