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 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals scored higher in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 2388 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 449 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Amgen employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Vertex Pharmaceuticals employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
Amgen employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than Vertex Pharmaceuticals employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.4
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.5
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
3.7
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Amgen Ceo Robert A. Bradway
92%
92%Robert A. Bradway
Amgen employees rated their CEO Approval 8% higher than Vertex Pharmaceuticals employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Ceo Reshma Kewalramani
84%
84%Reshma Kewalramani
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
82%
Amgen employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 14% higher than Vertex Pharmaceuticals employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
68%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
68%
Positive Business Outlook
73%
Vertex Pharmaceuticals employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 5% higher than Amgen employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Amgen has 4,217 more total submitted salaries than Vertex Pharmaceuticals.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Scientist603 Salaries
$118,533/yr
Senior Associate172 Salaries
$79,152/yr
Specialist IS Business Systems Analyst182 Salaries
$108,581/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Research Scientist I154 Salaries
$112,856/yr
Associate Director41 Salaries
$167,810/yr
Director27 Salaries
$203,132/yr

What Employees Say

  • Amgen had 180 more reviews than Vertex Pharmaceuticals that mentioned "Great benefits" as a Pro.
  • Amgen had 72 more reviews than Vertex Pharmaceuticals that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 221 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 220 reviews)
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 41 reviews)
"Great people"(in 25 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 101 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 69 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 29 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 18 reviews)
Featured Review
"Excellent!"May 7, 2021

Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician II

I have been working at Amgen full-time for more than a year

Pros

The culture is fantastic and the work environment is top notch.

Cons

Slow promotion or advancement opportunities

"Great Job"May 7, 2021

Current Employee - Administrative Assistant

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

Pros

Great work life balance, even during the pandemic

Cons

Not applicable, I have no cons right now.

Job Postings

Amgen has 572 more recently posted open jobs than Vertex Pharmaceuticals.