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Great place to work

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Current Employee - Associate Director  in  Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Associate Director in Cambridge, MA

I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 3 years

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.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Vertex Pharmaceuticals

  1.  

    Excellent place to work, great employee benefits, great science

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Scientist I  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Research Scientist I in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Excellent place to work, great employee benefits, great science

    Cons

    not much room for career advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    use your resources wisly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Colleagues are leaving to escape mistreatment

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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