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Former Employee - Intern  in  Boston, MA
Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals as an intern for less than a year

Pros

focus highly on innovation and research, good intern program

Cons

not expanding in the near future

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great vision, horrible execution!

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It used to have a great culture. A lot of great restaurants around the new world headquarters that was built in Boston.

    Cons

    A lack of cohesiveness and interaction between groups creates failed opportunities. Beweare middle managers that will stab you in the back in order to advance their careers. Multiple layoffs have all been at the staff level; management has hardly been affected.

    Expect to work a lot of extra hours for no recognition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not What It Used To Be

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive salary, focus on therapeutic areas with high unmet needs such as CF

    Cons

    Horrible politics, large shifts in structure, processes and organization seem to occur every 6 months.
    Senior management (CEO, CFO level) micro-manage virtually all level of activities, which is extremely counter productive.
    Very little work/life balance - Vertex expects to be first, second and third in your life.
    Uncertainty in future of company due to limited products and pipeline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop fighting with each other and start trusting the teams do their job without micro-managing to the point where strategies change every other week

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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