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2 people found this helpful  

Good compensation benefit. Young employees to work with

Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Cambridge, MA

I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Fast moving, interesting projects. Diverse people. High standard of working environment. Free parking, flexible working hours. V v v v

Cons

Politics driven, ego. Managers don't know how to manage. Poor organize due to fast moving. Spending money as throwing trash for overlapping redundant tools, and pay ridiculous fees. Poor retention of good employees

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be relax.

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Difficult

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Excellent Science and a desire to do good

    Cons

    difficult politics and a use and loose mentality toward people

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Not so rosy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO
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