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Great place to work

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate Director in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Associate Director in Cambridge, MA

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The company is innovative and working in an exciting and rewarding area, cystic fibrosis.

Cons

Loss of revenues in the past year has made it more challenging.

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  1. Excellent place to work, great employee benefits, great science

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

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent place to work, great employee benefits, great science

    Cons

    not much room for career advance

    Advice to Management

    use your resources wisly


  2. Helpful (2)

    Colleagues are leaving to escape mistreatment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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