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Great environment

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Former Employee - Research Associate II in Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Research Associate II in Cambridge, MA

I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals part-time (less than a year)

Pros

lots of opportunities to innovate

Cons

waste too much time on commuting between buildings

Advice to ManagementAdvice

be more open minded

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    Don't believe the hype

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Hopefully it looks good on my resume

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen
    Recognition doesn't exist
    Forget about work-life balance
    That special kind of passive-aggressive politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FOCUS, listen to the people, and fix the ship. Do something when you know there's a problem rather than pretending it doesn't exist.

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  2. Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Highly motivated energetic workforce made Vertex a lot of fun to work. Everyone seemed very passionate about what they do, which keeps everyone engaged.

    Cons

    Upper management had difficultly communicating vision and often rely on external expertise from consultants or new hires vs. hiring/promoting from within the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a clear vision for your group. Get input from your direct report vs. relying on external expertise.

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