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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Interview Questions

Updated Nov 23, 2014
Updated Nov 23, 2014
37 Interview Reviews

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    Interview Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    easy to negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 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
  3. 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
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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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

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