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Overall a fairly good company to work for.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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. Helpful (2)

    Does not belong to work life balance and science #X employer list

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

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    good compensation and paid vacation

    Cons

    managers are sucessful as they rule with threat of eminent firing
    This company wants followers not leaders

    Advice to Management

    Promote staff to upper management based on cababilities not on who they know


  2. 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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