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Overall a fairly good company to work for.

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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 full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Great benefits provided to employees, all employes benefit from flex time and general acceptance of work family balance. provide on site parking, a big plus.

Cons

It is growing up to be very bureaucratic like big pharma, a lot of politics at upper level, too many managers

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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Looks good on paper

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful

    Watch your back.

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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