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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Overview

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www.vrtx.com
Boston, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
1989
Company - Public (VRTX)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Biogen, Shire, Genzyme Pharmaceuticals
Vertex Pharmaceuticals is a global biotechnology company that aims to discover, develop and commercialize innovative new medicines so people with serious diseases can lead better lives. Vertex scientists and their collaborators are working on new medicines to advance the ... Read more

Mission: THE SCIENCE OF POSSIBILITY

Vertex creates new possibilities in medicine to cure diseases and improve people's lives. We work with leading researchers, doctors, public health experts and other collaborators who share our vision for ... Read more

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Reviews

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Vertex Pharmaceuticals President and CEO Jeffrey Leiden, M.D., Ph.D
Jeffrey Leiden, M.D., Ph.D
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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Boston, MA
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    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Great people; great location; great products for CF

    Cons

    Very, very fast paced! Management may want to clean house of leaders who are toxic

    Advice to Management

    Don't ignore toxic VPs that have been in position for years - may be reason for turnover

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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Interviews

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Boston, MA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Met with a few different managers/directors who all mentioned that there is alot of pressure to perform. They asked a variety of questions about my previous work experience. It seems there is high turnover/restructuring recently. The internal recruiter did not call back which is extremely unprofessional.

    Interview Questions

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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, Boston Business Journal, 2015
  • Best Places to Work San Diego, San Diego Business Journal, 2015
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