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"My worst nightmare"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

22 days of vacations + christmas week
free parking

Cons

Three kind of persons: The ones that rule, usually very young with little experience (The only place that I have work where a person can be promoted to Sr Director with less than 5 years of experience). If you are liked by them, you become one of them. If you are not liked, you have two options - 1) Stay and be miserable until they get rid of you (I believe that 50 - 75% of their employees get fired and they usually are the more knowledgeable and experienced) , or 2) Leave because you cannot stand the working environment.

The work-life balance that they offer applies only if you are in the first group.

Other Employee Reviews for Vertex Pharmaceuticals

  1. "SAS Programmer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SAS Programmer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - SAS Programmer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work
    Great benefits

    Cons

    At times, could be very stressfull


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Does not belong to work life balance and science #X employer list"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good compensation and paid vacation

    Cons

    managers are sucessful as they rule with threat of eminent firing
    This company wants followers not leaders

    Advice to Management

    Promote staff to upper management based on cababilities not on who they know

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