Vertex Pharmaceuticals

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Vertex Pharma

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Drug Development Director in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Drug Development Director in Boston, MA

I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Depth of pipeline in development; commitment to developing only drugs that are life-changing for patients; location; company commitment to remain innovative within the confines of GXP, despite growth or corporate size.

Cons

We work long, hard hours, but what biophama company doesn't? The company does actively promote that employees maintain a work-life balance. A more formal WFH policy would be great to have most due to such at our competitors.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing what you are doing.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    It was a great place to work. The best thing was the way the company was efficiently ran. The best place ever.

    Cons

    Nothing was a challenge. It was a great place to work. The best thing was the way the company was efficiently ran. The best place ever.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Time to Clean out the Middle Managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, vacation time and one off perks! Great coworkers and an opportunity to have an impact on life threatening diseases. Lots of learning and resume building opportunity that you don't necessarily get at other companies (how many other companies in the area have successfully brought drugs to the market in the past 5 years, let alone multiple drugs?).

    Cons

    Current culture is very different even from a few years ago. Middle managers (department heads especially) have adopted a "do as I say, not as I do" attitude. Bad behavior is rampant in many forms - screaming and yelling at meetings, temper tantrums in the office and gossiping with direct reports. There also seems to be a lack of opportunity for promotion for those in the lower / entry level positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to what your managers are doing and follow up. Don't just assume things are running along smoothly. Its those departments that have a lack of oversight that are running wild and ruining the culture and individual department morale.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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