Very Difficult Interview
I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in November 2013.
Interview Details – The interview process was informal and kept inline with the job requirements
Interview Question – Why doesn't the internet use OSPF? View Answer
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.
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed 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 Question – Pretty standard interview questions. Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in March 2013.
Interview Details – Horrible experience. Panel interviews. Extremely arrogant company
Interview Question – Answer behavioral interview questions and give overall and chapter titles to your answer. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in February 2013.
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 Question – 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.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in June 2012.
Interview Details – The site was nicely located at the center of Cambridge. People were very friendly and the interview process went smoothly. I got my travel expenses reimbursed and also was attracted by the Boston area. Gladly accepted the offer
Interview Question – a technical question regarding my presentation Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in May 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 Question – Why did you choose the school you go to? Answer Question
The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in April 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 Question – how would I run my group at the company Answer Question
Negotiation Details – everything is negotiable.
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in July 2009.
Interview Details – Typical process: an hour long presentation followed by a day's worth of 1:1 interviewing
Interview Question – The interview was pretty generic as to what I did in the past Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was nothing to negotiate - HR is very rude - it is a take it or leave it attitude
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