Vertex Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated May 12, 2021

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Vertex Pharmaceuticals President and CEO Reshma Kewalramani
Reshma Kewalramani
61 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits at Vertex pharmaceuticals(in 41 reviews)

  • "Great people that are all committed to the company's mission statement(in 25 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance can be a challenge(in 29 reviews)

  • "Very little career progression, incompetent senior management(in 18 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Great place to work

      Mar 3, 2021 - Research Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Benefits, great amount of vacation time standard

      Cons

      Can be extremely fast paced.

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      Vertex Pharmaceuticals

      Thank you for your feedback.

    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Job

      May 7, 2021 - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Great work life balance, even during the pandemic

      Cons

      Not applicable, I have no cons right now.

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Talking the talk but not walking the walk

      Mar 28, 2021 - Research Scientist in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Competitive pay and benefits, great location and on-site cafeteria. Exceptionally bright and motivated colleagues at the individual contributor level.

      Cons

      There’s always a huge emphasis on delivering and acting with a sense of urgency while also spending ample time to focus on individual career development. Unfortunately, it’s virtually impossible to do all of these things with the shrinking timelines year-by-year. The feeling of burnout is pervasive across the research organization; people are leaving and it’s reflective of how this is a universal issue. Employees are encouraged to speak up to provide input, but it feels like decisions are already made without regard for any input. Repeating this over and over discourages people from speaking up and leads to the same handful of people dominating meetings. The corporate and organizational goal of DE&I is admirable, but the members of the leadership team and scientists elevated/promoted in the organization mostly represent those from majority groups. The organization is fairly flat but prevents people from getting essential managerial experience so they can be ready to supervise teams in the future. To accomplish the ambitious goals, the organization needs to realize that it needs more headcount as it transitions into a mid-sized biotech company.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Manic

      May 9, 2021 - Associate Director in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Extremely high compensation *Very* bright colleagues Great, complex projects

      Cons

      Uneven work load with manic/crazy high pressure hours for months followed by absolute nothing/boredom for months Decision making all at the top, which slows everything down until they want something yesterday

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    5. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Toxic Environment

      Mar 24, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits, Free food, Some good people

      Cons

      Management, long hours, no recognition, indecisive, no innvoation

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      3 people found this review helpful

      Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response

      Vertex Pharmaceuticals

      Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are sorry to hear about the issues you are facing. We would suggest you setup time with your manager and discuss your concerns. You can also reach out to your HR business partner and have a confidential conversation and ask for guidance. We will make sure to provide this feedback to the proper departments.

    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      None

      May 12, 2021 - Senior Scientist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      people work hard and eager to work

      Cons

      The culture is unwelcome and not open minded.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      May 2, 2021 - Senior Data Scientist in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Highly competent colleagues who are easy to work with Very good benefits Emphasis on ethics at every level

      Cons

      So fast-paced it's chaotic at times

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      Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response

      Vertex Pharmaceuticals

      Thank you for taking the time to post your review.

    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Healthcare benefits and vacation

      Apr 26, 2021 - Patient Support Specialist in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Healthcare Benefits are amazing Tons of Vacation Nice work life balance at least in my dept

      Cons

      I dont know if they will keep us remote despite our dept working more efficiently remote.

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      Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response

      Vertex Pharmaceuticals

      Thank you for posting your positive review.

    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company, great vision!

      Apr 25, 2021 - Case Manager - Patient Assistants Program in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits, strong values, opportunities for career development

      Cons

      Lack of flexibility and lack of work life balance

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      Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response

      Vertex Pharmaceuticals

      Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We will make sure to provide your feedback to the proper departments.

    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Work-life balance

      Apr 25, 2021 - Senior Specialist in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work-life balance and benefits are great

      Cons

      Career path wasn’t too clear from senior leadership

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      Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response

      Vertex Pharmaceuticals

      Thank you for taking the time to post your positive review.

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