Vertex Pharmaceuticals

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3 people found this helpful  

Looks good on paper

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Cambridge, MA

ProsThe basic research area produces some really exciting science
The pipeline of products is rich and has great potential
There are plenty of excellent colleagues
The perks are good
Vertex makes life-changing therapies for patients

ConsThe company is very isolated from many current standard industry practices
Communication is poor within teams and departments; employees have trouble understanding how to meet company needs
There is little respect for experience and knowledge; many very basic mistakes occur as a result
Lack of direction and focus; a company mission is very hard to identify
People are treated as though they are disposable
There is a chaotic work environment with much sudden quitting and firing of senior people which makes others understandably nervous

Advice to Senior ManagementPick a unified mission and pursue it unhesitatingly. Trust your decisions and your abilities.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Watch your back.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros: Great location Interesting and really rewarding work Free parking If you… Cons: Extremely competitive environment Politics is king If you are a temp you will be… Advice to Senior Management: Broaden your horizons. You talk the 'fearless innovation' talk but when it comes to application you fail to be anything but typical. You know the… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

    2 people found this helpful  

    Good compensation benefit. Young employees to work with

    Senior Scientist (Former Employee) Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros: Fast moving, interesting projects. Diverse people. High standard of working… Cons: Politics driven, ego. Managers don't know how to manage. Poor organize due to fast moving. Spending… Advice to Senior Management: Be relax. More

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