Compare Amgen vs Vertex Pharmaceuticals BETA

See how working at Amgen vs. Vertex Pharmaceuticals compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Amgen vs. Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Amgen

Employee Ratings

  • Amgen scored higher in 1 area: Work-life balance.
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals scored higher in 7 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Overall Rating.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 2973 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 657 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Career Opportunities
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
4.4
Vertex Pharmaceuticals employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Amgen employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
3.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
3.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
Culture & Values
4.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Amgen Ceo Robert A. Bradway
88%
88%Robert A. Bradway
CEO Approval
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Ceo Reshma Kewalramani
90%
90%Reshma Kewalramani
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
81%
% Recommend to a friend
82%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
74%
Positive Business Outlook
84%
Vertex Pharmaceuticals employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 10% higher than Amgen employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Amgen has 5,019 more total submitted salaries than Vertex Pharmaceuticals.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Scientist340 Salaries
$133,381/yr
Senior Associate196 Salaries
$86,849/yr
Senior Manager209 Salaries
$159,191/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Research Associate47 Salaries
$83,076/yr
Associate Director66 Salaries
$180,086/yr
Director48 Salaries
$214,510/yr

What Employees Say

  • Amgen had 206 more reviews than Vertex Pharmaceuticals that mentioned "Great benefits" as a Pro.
  • Amgen had 88 more reviews than Vertex Pharmaceuticals that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 276 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 257 reviews)
Pros
"Vertex"(in 67 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 51 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 129 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 80 reviews)
Cons
"Vertex"(in 42 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 41 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Amgen full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Second to none benefits I've seen. Two weeks out of the year are in shutdown and do not take any of your own PTO. Everyone is always willing to help and very professional. Respects our decision to... work from home if able to.

Cons

Sometimes work can be overloaded, but still manageable.

Current Employee - Associate Director

I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time for less than a year

Pros

Strong culture of innovation and urgency with a sincere dedication to patients Emphasis on employees as individuals Visibility of executive leadership and their engagement Working with people who... love what they do Incredible benefits

Cons

I have yet to experience a con in working for Vertex. Everything has been incredible and I'm so glad I decided to make this career change.

Job Postings

Amgen has 698 more recently posted open jobs than Vertex Pharmaceuticals.
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