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Great place to work overall!

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Coordinator
Current Employee - Coordinator

I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than a year

Pros

GREAT people to work with- especially Associate Director level and below. Lots of young professionals, so high energy, great morale. Work-life balance is amazing- working over time is not at all common and not expected. Flexible work hours as long as line manager approves (they typically always do). Unbelievable health, dental, pet care, tuition reimbursement, etc. and great pay. Four weeks paid vacation to start, 5 years after being there 5 years. Week between Christmas-New Years is closed.

Cons

Re-orgs seem to happen frequently. Pretty political place to work- as are almost all businesses. Promotions seem very difficult and rare. Not much of a career path for junior employees (up to manager level). Dependent on department, many of the director level and above employees are ok, not great, and not loved by all who work under them.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improve career paths. Encourage more attendance at lunch & learns/professional development workshops.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

97 Other Employee Reviews for Vertex Pharmaceuticals (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Demanding and Rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director
    Current Employee - Associate Director

    I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is a lot of talented people here who are driven and have high expectations

    Cons

    Culture shift is a bit daunting at times, and transitional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great science, strive for innovation, weak management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Strong science, good pipeline, potential

    Cons

    Operates like an extension of Harvard, weak management

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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