Vertex Pharmaceuticals

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As an Intern

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

I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Great internship program, was able to work on a variety of projects and thus learn about the scientific aspects of the field as well as the regulatory and operational aspects. Generous benefits even for inters including enrichment opportunities, and free T passes

Cons

Difficult to translate internship into full-time job. Internships typically done while in school, but employment in fields in which the internships are offered require 3-5 years of experience for the entry level positions.

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    Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    nice working environment, working with a group of intelligent people

    Cons

    for me, it's kind of far away from home. it took me a lot of time to commute.

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    Fantastic first job which grew stale due to to their direction of research

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist I in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Research Scientist I in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Back in 2006 when I first joined the site in San Diego, Vertex was a special place. Scientists were excited about their work and one could sense the enthusiasm at project team meetings. Personally, I had a great experience my first 6 years there. The work-life balance is great, but it does depend on your group dynamics. And from what I've observed, the benefits are right up there at par with the best companies.

    Cons

    Vertex has experienced an immense growth phase due to the success of 2 marketed drugs. As a result, the bureaucracy has increased to a ridiculous amount. The values of the company have had to shift due to being a publicly traded company. There is nothing really exciting behind the CF drugs, so if they don't continue to work in the clinic, I smell trouble for the company.

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