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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated June 21, 2018
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Vertex Pharmaceuticals President and CEO Jeffrey Leiden, M.D., Ph.D
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  • "If not careful, work-life balance can get challenging" (in 15 reviews)

  • "People in upper management have no issues breaking promises" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "An incredible company with an inspiring culture"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I can honestly say this is one of the most incredible companies to work for. The energy is palpable. The people are collaborative and motivated to bring medicines and hope to patients. The culture is heavily science-oriented, but everyone feels like part of the mission, even those who are not necessarily scientists or physicians. Very strong leadership team. Amazing performance as a company. Opportunities abound to make an impact, and grow.

    Cons

    Still maturing as a company from a small biotech to the global biopharma leader we are today....some processes need to be optimized. This requires everyone, at every level, to be "in the weeds" from time to time, but not overly burdensome.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing; keep offering people the opportunity to contribute their expertise to the strategic goals; keep up the open dialogue with employees; keep recognizing employees for their accomplishments.


  2. "Specialist Facilities"

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    Current Employee - Facilities Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Facilities Specialist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture and work enviornment is very positive and plenty of career opportunities

    Cons

    None that I can think of !

  3. "All-In for Vertex"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Inclusive, team-based environment. Great opportunity to have an impact on business and to help our patients. High sense of urgency to speed our science for new medicines

    Cons

    Nothing to note that is different from any company of our size and growing fast


  4. Helpful (1)

    "New employee but absolutely love it here!!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company is amazing! They seriously care about their employees and I can feel the drive that comes from everyone who works here. They are all working towards a common goal and it’s amazing to find such synergy with a site of over 200 people. I legitimately love coming to work every day.

    Cons

    None that I can see! This company has problems like every other company I’m sure, but nothing that has affected me.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing! You reward your employees with amazing benefits, equity, and time off. You’re doing this thing right!


  5. "Goods"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Great company. Lots of growth. Smart people

    Cons

    I have no “cons” to report


  6. "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great café and gym

    Cons

    Expensive parking and limited growth

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee


  7. "Review 1"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Their vacation was very generous

    Cons

    Commute into the Seaport was hard

  8. "Scientist I"

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    Current Employee - Scientist I
    Current Employee - Scientist I
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are exceptional. Vacation allotment, stock options plus lots of extra perks.

    Cons

    Traffic getting in and out of the Seaport.

    Advice to Management

    Remember the Annex is part of Vertex. When implementing new systems across all areas, get input from all areas and include the people on the floor who do much of the work.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team that was dedicated to the patient
    Tremendous opportunity in CF market.

    Cons

    CEO uncaring about employees. Laid off entire Hep C sales force via email.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "High performing, integrity-driven and inclusive company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Motivating atmosphere and team, looking to grow globally, experienced employees, professional environment

    Cons

    Some functions considered competitive, not global enough


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