Vertex Pharmaceuticals

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Time to Clean out the Middle Managers

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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 a 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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  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. 1 person found this helpful  

    An eye-opening and wonderful learning experience for Students

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    Former Employee - Electro physiology in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Electro physiology in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Vertex @ SD served free breakfast and held community gatherings. Held numerous promotions for CF in the surrounding community.

    Cons

    A great degree of bureaucracy. People mind their own business and the scientists appeared more pessimistic than usual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow students to diversify their exposure to big Pharma, even if they are interning inside a particular cell culture lab in the electrophysiology department (i.e. Expose them to process and development, HTS, etc.) Diversification is important for students (especially the interns!).

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    Positive Outlook
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