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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated December 5, 2017
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Vertex Pharmaceuticals President and CEO Jeffrey Leiden, M.D., Ph.D
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  • Stressful work environment, poor work life balance, management out of touch with general employees (in 14 reviews)

  • Middle/upper management makes decisions rooted in favoritism (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work.....for a few years"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and great people to work with

    Cons

    lack of opportunity for growth. Promotions are unfair. Certain Sr. Managers say you need to be in your position for 2 years before being eligible for promotion but will then promote someone who hasn't been in their position for a year as long as they're 'in' with the Sr. Manager.

    Advice to Management

    Stop holding people who deserve a promotion back.


  2. "Downsizing due to loss of sales"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals as a contractor

    Pros

    Strong science. friendly and colleageal staff, small company spirit.

    Cons

    Frequent change in strategy. Former CSO was reactive not proactive

    Advice to Management

    Changes have already been made. CSO was replaced.

  3. "Great working place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Its location is very easy to get to via public transportation. It has a bridge connecting the two buildings, which very beneficial when getting cold.

    Cons

    Can't think of any for now. A great place and people are nice.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits; competitive pay; good work environment

    Cons

    Smaller company then some I've worked at so movement opportunities can be limited.


  5. "Case Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great company mission, great people to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility or option to work from home, limited opportunity for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize/promote employees for the work that they do, not based on popularity or politics.


  6. "Contracts Administrator"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Boston, MA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People are friendly and very smart. Lots of learning opportunities and upward mobility. State of the art technology. Very competitive salaries.

    Cons

    People tend to operate in cliques. Some politics - no more than usual. Lots of younger employees. Management is mediocre.

    Advice to Management

    Try team building offsite programs.


  7. "Accounts Payable Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals as an intern

    Pros

    Great Company, Good management and Challenging work.

    Cons

    Felt like accounting didn't belong with the rest of to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Provide same interest to all part of the company.
    provide Intern growth opportunity.

  8. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Good people, good coworkers, good benefits

    Cons

    Very lean where when they replace an employee, their job is often broken up in multiple roles.


  9. "Beer hour is awesome"

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    Former Intern - Assistant Buyer in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Assistant Buyer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the benefits were awesome, the pay was good, it was located by the Harborfront and the beer hour was very cool

    Cons

    not much opportunity for cross collaboration and working hours were strict

    Advice to Management

    allow more flexible working time and encourage more socialization without the company besides beer hour


  10. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good
    People are nice
    Holidays and time off
    Nice building
    Great lunch and break rooms
    Good location
    Great opportunity

    Cons

    None none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none

    Advice to Management

    None


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