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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Interview Questions

Updated Nov 23, 2014
Updated Nov 23, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Research Scientist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    interviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    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

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Scientist Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clinical Trials Associate Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    applied online- interviewed by HR

    Interview Questions
    • HR was good. Asked few behavioral questions. Asked about current job and salary expectation.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Docketing Specialist 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 June 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a member of the Human Resources department for a quick phone screen. After that, an interview was scheduled. I was scheduled to meet with five people individually. One decided to go to lunch instead so I only met with four. I had to show my drivers license to the front receptionist...big red flag! I immediately felt like I was being screened out of this position.

    Interview Questions
    • HR manager or recruiter asked me how I would like to work with a supervisor much younger than me. I was taken aback as I didn't think she looked that much younger than me. I knew this interview was going nowhere.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Scientist I, PKPD Drug Metabolite Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    HR hone screen, and Hiring manager phone interview

    Interview Questions
    • What's the most difficult problem you met and how to solve it   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Group Leader Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with HR on phone, then with hiring manager on the phone and she invited me for an on-site interview. I thought things went well at my visit, but afterwards HR told me that they were still interviewing other candidates, but I was still being considered. I subsequently followed up (even though I surmised that I would not be hired), but I never received a response. I don't understand their mentality: do they think that just because they paid my expenses that I don't deserve a response??? I blame the hiring manager just as much as HR. After all, she was my host. It left a very negative impression of what manners mean to Vertex!!!

    Interview Questions
    • A would-be peer asked me, "What is the first thing I would do if I were hired?"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clinical Trials Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed by 4 people in a row
    the whole process is quite chaotic
    - the first one who does not know why they want to recruit me, what kind of position it is
    - the one who wanted to recruit me is on sick leave...
    - asked general questions and skill related questions

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    First one was a 30 minutes Telephone interview with HR and few days later a Technical Interview ( over Telephone ) and the next one was a series of interviews (In person 1on1 interviews with 8 people) over a day at their Boston Office facility

    Interview Questions
    • what kind of a boss you like ? i.e a boss who sits on your back and micro manages OR a boss who gives you the task and expects you do your job?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Director 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 in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Telephone Interviews by HR, --> by Technical colleague --> 8 back-to-back In-Person Interviews (VP, Hiring manager (Director), 5 Colleagues and HR ) , scheduled over 6 hrs.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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