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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Interview Questions

Updated Aug 17, 2014
Updated Aug 17, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Postdoctoral Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in La Jolla, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in La Jolla, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview Details

    I received an email to schedule a phone interview by the hiring manager (PI) very quickly after applying for the position. The phone interview was prompt, informal, and took about 30 mins. The PI is very nice, extremely laid back and enjoyable to talk to. Then I was scheduled for an onsite interview and met with 3 people for about 3 hours total including a 45 mins presentation. Everyone I talked to include the VP are extremely nice, intelligent, and friendly people. Then followed by an enjoyable lunch.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to leave your current job and what do you hope to accomplish in 5 years.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary is too low.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Contract Scientific Associate II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied online and the whole process took about three weeks to interview and get an offer. The interview was short and lasted only a couple of hours. I met with the HR rep, then three half hour interviews with people from the group. Everyone was nice and laid back. Overall, the interview process was pretty easy and straightforward.

    Interview Questions
    • Interview questions were basic: details about resume, behavioral questions from HR rep. Why do you want to work here, what interests you about this position, what can you offer, etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Was able to negotiate a higher salary
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Great interviews with HR. They were very professional, prompt and accommodating with my schedule. I really liked everyone I met there.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you made a mistake and what did you do to correct it. This was asked by every single person there.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    phone interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, submitting my resume and cover letter. They called and I did a phone interview, which was about 30 minutes, but stretched to 40 since i had a few questions for them. I then was called later that day for a face to face interview, which I scheduled for the next week. They brought me in, were extremely nice, and toured me around the lab I was going to work in.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Finance Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Started with a phone call from HR to schedule a phone interview. The phone interview was pleasant, the manager wanted to know my background, why I chose the school I went to, nothing specifically behavioral.

    A week later the manager emails to schedule a face-to-face in the office. There were a couple technical questions involved as well as more typical behavioral questions with the manager and an analyst. We went over my resume and the interview overall was pretty standard. Nothing out of the ordinary or particularly tough.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Network Engineer Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was informal and kept inline with the job requirements

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was not happy with it. I was interviewing for a senior position and after weeks of going back and forth and getting paperwork/background checks together I was offered a junior position for a LOT less money.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Project Manager 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 January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Phone screen with HR. In person inverview 1/3 hour with approximately 8 people. I was given no breaks for food, water or restrooms but did not request any either. All sessions were 1 on 1 and each interviewer had their own style. There was no script or formal interview questioning techniques employed.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever presented to C level employees? Were you nervous?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation took place with HR as part of first phone screen.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Therapeutic Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Horrible experience. Panel interviews. Extremely arrogant company

    Interview Questions
    • Answer behavioral interview questions and give overall and chapter titles to your answer.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Operations Interview

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

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    good discussions with peers and management. interviewers seemed bright and knowledgeable. HR was a bit challenging to work with, and I've found that ture of many hr departments in the industry.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    everything is negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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