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Administrative Assistant

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Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III  in  Boston, MA
Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III in Boston, MA

I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Great Salary, amazing benefits, business casual dress

Cons

Layoffs when revenues fall, not many telecommuting opportunities.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Spend within your means.

97 Other Employee Reviews for Vertex Pharmaceuticals (View Most Recent)

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    Unstable, rocky executive team, but great benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Amazing benefits- pay next to nothing for health insurance and you get great coverage, great stock plan, good 401k matching, 6 weeks of PTO. Great people in research, beautiful location.

    Cons

    Unstable company, layoffs are happening left and right. Promotions and recognition awards are based on favoritism, stress level is very high, people do not feel there is any job stability there, they began outsourcing a lot of administrative programs last year and those have taken a nose dive in reliability and thoroughness (relocation, benefits, etc). I think the CEO is shaping the company for sale so no one should feel stable there for the next few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within. Amazing you had to "slash headcount" and cut 400-plus employees last year, yet you just keep hiring! Stop burning out perfectly good researchers and realize you need a more competitive edge. You aren't going to keep up with mid-big pharma at this rate. Those researchers are why your pockets are full of money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    A fun 3 years.

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very fun work environment. The benefits were far above average.

    Cons

    hard to move up in position. underpaid compared to other equivalent companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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