Vertex Pharmaceuticals

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4 people found this helpful  

Time to Grow -up

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Former Employee - Scientist I in Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Scientist I in Cambridge, MA

I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Pros

Benefits are out of this world, Salary is top level, Internal business training is nice. Everybody has a say in meetings!! Friday Wii bowling

Cons

In a word:Clueless. The work environment differs so much from one division to another that it likes working in different companies. High exodus risk. People that are in control are so out of touch with the day/day. LoTs of showboating!!!!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop wasting money on Facebook and allowing a popularity contest to run the show. You should be making therapeutic agents, not ski outings

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    The CEO appears to be competent and the company as a whole has some great attributes.

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    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Data Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Data Manager in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    There are some great people and great sharing. They are trying to be in the forefront with their technology.

    Cons

    The lack of communication between middle management and the 'grunts' is amazing! People were assigned new job titles that often appeared to be a demotion w/o any discussion or warning. Often sensitive information regarding personnel was presented during department meetings w/o any warning to the individual(s) effected.

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    There is a disconnect b/t middle management and the non manager level workers.

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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Mixed results

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    Former Employee - Researcher in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Researcher in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    The people really understand what your strengths are. They ask for your feedback in terms of what could be done better. The people rally to help you out in your projects. You're assigned some worthy projects that you're able to dive into. You're provided with tools necessary to do your job. They invest in you, they think thoughtfully through how they can support, and they encourage you. The bonus awards are there to recognize you in all of your efforts. The environment is thoughtfully decorated and makes your day as pleasant as possible. Cafeteria is passable -- at least they have one.

    Cons

    Sometimes, despite your trying to prove yourself, your position is not heard as thoughtfully as you might hope for. You try hard, you put a lot of effort in, and sometimes, you're just met with silence, lack of approval, or ignored. Morale could be a lot better. The downside of working in a pharmaceutical environment is that drug candidates take years and years and years to get to the market. And throughtout that process, the FDA can easily pull the plug on a candidate. You invest a lot of time and effort -- and with one bad clinical trial, all that work disappears.

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    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
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