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Helpful (5)

Difficult

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Excellent Science and a desire to do good

Cons

difficult politics and a use and loose mentality toward people

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  1. Helpful (7)

    Not so rosy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, great benefits, many perks.
    High quality drugs for major diseases.
    Good, hard-working, dedicated employees.

    Cons

    Resources stretched too thin, employees stressed and overworked, inadequate performance feedback and training.
    Indiscriminate hiring and firing: employees are highly expandable.

    Advice to Management

    Increase communication and resources. Switch from "lean and mean" to "lean and keen".

  2. Helpful (1)

    Very social environment

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    Former Employee - Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Very social environment, everyone here is friends outside of work.
    -Great benefits
    -Great internship program
    -Scientists focus on real diseases

    Cons

    -All Temp to Hire
    -Politics and groups of friends are developed
    -Salary could be better
    -Broaden horizons
    -No drug to market yet

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