Vertex Pharmaceuticals Interview Questions

Updated Jul 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    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.

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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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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in March 2014.

    Interview

    Great experience. Works and would go through it again. Great company and managers seemed to really care about their people. Phone screen to telephonic interviews, two face to face. Job offer than acceptances. Seems like great work environment.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    phone interview

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    Contract Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    phone interview followed by another phone interview

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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.

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    Legal Administrative Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge, MA).

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer
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    Research Scientist I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Chicago, IL) in March 2013.

    Interview

    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

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    Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge, MA) in August 2012.

    Interview

    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
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    Clinical Trials Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Boston, MA) in August 2012.

    Interview

    applied online- interviewed by HR

    Interview Questions

    • HR was good. Asked few behavioral questions. Asked about current job and salary expectation.   Answer Question

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