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Company in Transition

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  • 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 5 years)

Pros

Benefits are amazing in general. Start with 4wks of vacation plus company shut down between Christmas and New Years. Very intelligent and hard working employees. Disease area is very rewarding. Great experience for people starting out their careers.

Cons

Sr. Management tends to micro manage and constantly accelerate timelines beyond reason. Work/life balance and mode of operation is not sustainable. You often work nights, weekends, and during vacation. Career growth is limited. Vision seems to be very short term and focused on short term gains. A lot of indecision or changing of decisions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on balancing work load by truly assessing your resources to the work committed to. Provide a firm strategy on the path forward and have timely decisions to avoid churn and rework. Delegate more and empower teams.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    The growing pains are not insignificant

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    Former Employee - Middle Management in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Vertex is a innovative company which seeks to find the best way forward.

    Cons

    As the company grows, the culture is changing. The leadership seems to be unaware of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to the impact the growth of the company has on the culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Vertex Pharma

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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