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Helpful (2)

Worst company to be a contractor

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  • Senior Management
Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Cambridge, MA
Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Cambridge, MA

I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

If your a perm employee- lots of vacation and great perks if your a contractor-nice cafeteria

Cons

Worst company to be a contractor. You are told your part of the vertex family but then are not invited to company functions because you are a contractor, constantly being let known you are expendable and admins and upper management are allowed to treat you like your are their servant. You cannot complain because you are a contractor. Too many managers who can never agree so you are constantly being given conflicting information.On the financial side, I have seen extreme waste of money by management.

Advice to Management

remember your contractors are people and deserve to be treated like people not drones.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Bad idea to take this job

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

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting science Quality research organization Pay and benefits

    Cons

    Poor senior management, especially financial - cash burn rate is outrageous. Tend to throw money at problems and duplicate efforts throughout the organization. Politics trumps all - winners and losers in that game. Losers are too often the competent people. Disconnect between values and behavior Irresponsible hiring/firing - you may get a nice offer today but don't be surprised if you are laid off in six months!

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge where you are. Great science cannot save this company. If you report net losses on 1+ billion of revenues, you have serious money management problems.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Great Science and Poor Management

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

    I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great Science, generous benefits and compensation

    Cons

    Continual changes in management and structure. Poor attention to individual's career development

    Advice to Management

    There still exists a "culture of fear" over the turn-over and reorganizations that have been on-going the past 3 years. More attention needs to be paid on the career development of all individuals, not just the top level .


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