- 5.0Sep 21, 2023Manufacturing SpecialistCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearBoston, MA
good benefits and pay, people are generally happy here
Sometimes gets boring when work is slow.Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response3mo
Thank you for your review.
- 5.0Dec 6, 2023Global Spend ManagementFormer Intern, less than 1 yearBoston, MA
Best internship experience. Learned a lot from Vertexians.
No cons at all. would recommend everyone to work here.
- 2.0Nov 29, 2023Research ScientistFormer Employee, more than 1 yearBoston, MA
Good benefits. Good work-life balance, as long as you’re not working directly on a high-priority program. Everybody is extremely smart, and some of them are legitimately brilliant. People are mostly very nice and easy to work/get along with; my issues there were mostly structural.
Quite toxic management culture, especially around career development. There is a cohort of golden children being fast-tracked up the org at the expense of everyone else. Admittedly all very bright, but an outstanding IC does not necessarily make a good leader. If you have a PhD from a non-elite university, or outside one of a few narrow fields, you will have a hard time being taken seriously at the start; if you have a lowly MS, people will look at you in astonishment and ask whose badge you stole to get in the building. Lots of empty talk about DEI while only considering candidates from the top R1 programs. Lots of silos. Lots of orgs who absolutely need to be talking to each other, who are instead talking past each other, if they’re even talking. Lots of institutional inertia and resistance to change. Management is very clear that compensation is at or below that of their peers, and use “great benefits” as justification.Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response6d
Hello, we are dismayed to hear that this was your experience. We take all comments seriously and your concerns have been shared with Human Resources for their awareness. We aim to create a positive culture and we place a high value on inclusion, belonging and respect for every employee companywide.