Vertex Pharmaceuticals Interview Questions

Updated Apr 16, 2015
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview

    I applied through my college, received a fifteen minute phone interview with the university relations, then had an on-site interview with hiring manager and senior scientist the week after.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself, general questions about fluid mechanics   Answer Question
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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    It lasts about 25 minutes. There were general questions from the HR rep and also brief introduction about the company and the position. The HR rep was very nice. Questions are like, how did you hear about our company? And also some location information and relocation information was offered.

    Interview Questions

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    Interview Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Phone interview with HR, and the whole process is about 25min. First introduce myself, when you first hear about Vertex and also why you think you qualified for this position.

    The HR is very nice.

    Interview Questions

    • Where did you first hear Vertex?
      Can you tell me more about your previous intern?
       
      Answer Question

    Negotiation

    easy to negotiation

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    Medical Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Boston, MA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Short interview day for this type of postion. Only immediate group and head of department interviewing so did not get a lot of depth. One of the interviewers interupted

    Interview Questions

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    Postdoctoral Position Interview

    Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals (La Jolla, CA).

    Interview

    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.

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    Contract Scientific Associate II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    Was able to negotiate a higher salary

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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    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
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    phone interview

    Interview Questions

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Boston, MA) in April 2012.

    Interview

    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

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