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Helpful (3)

Looks good on paper

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

I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time (Less than a year)

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

Pros

The 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

Cons

The 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 Management

Pick a unified mission and pursue it unhesitatingly. Trust your decisions and your abilities.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Watch your back.

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

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great location Interesting and really rewarding work Free parking If you are a full time employee great benefits

    Cons

    Extremely competitive environment Politics is king If you are a temp you will be treated as such. You are not allowed at the social events (unless invited by FTE)

    Advice to 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 saying you can tell who a man really is by how he treats the waiter? Well the same goes for a company on how they treat their contractors, and Vertex fails in this department.


  2. Helpful (2)

    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 Management

    Be relax.


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