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

I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals as an intern (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

focus highly on innovation and research, good intern program

Cons

not expanding in the near future

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Colleagues are leaving to escape mistreatment

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    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA

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

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

    Pros

    The benefits, assuming you can get permission to take a vacation. Vertex had a history of employees staying for a long time, but many of these folks have been laid off. Historically, people were promoted based on their contribution, the work they were actually doing, so job growth was rewarded. But that went away due to belt tightening. Unfortunately, Vertex's Pros are mostly a thing of the past.

    Cons

    Horrible senior management that does not live by the Vertex corporate values, favoritism leading to promotions of people lacking the qualifications to do the job well, ongoing layoffs. Employees who are willing to stick it out are treated badly.

    Advice to Management

    Clear out the rot that has crept into Vertex senior management over the past few years, and start over with a goal of returning Vertex to its former status of a truly great place to work. Keep in mind that employees are the most valuable asset a company has, they are a primary requirement both to serve customers needs and to keep shareholders happy. Boston is a small place, and word is getting out to stay away from Vertex.

  2. Helpful (2)

    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 (More than 10 years)

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

    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.

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