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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated May 26, 2017
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Vertex Pharmaceuticals President and CEO Jeffrey Leiden, M.D., Ph.D
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  • The company does actively promote that employees maintain a work-life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • I do have one recommendation to upper management, which I will enter in the next section (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Pros

    >Smart employees
    >Collaborative work environment
    >Management wants to see you succeed and advance your career
    >Great pay/benefits/perks

    Cons

    >The company is growing rapidly so some groups tend to be very busy
    >Some people are stuck in their ways an resistant to change

    Advice to Management

    Cut backs should be made on non-essential and superfluous items/expenses, not on employees.


  2. "Gene Expression, Protein Sciences"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals as an intern

    Pros

    Great people! Everyone is super passionate about their work.

    Cons

    I don't really have any suggestions.


  3. "Great Intern Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Employees
    Interesting work - drug discovery is fascinating
    Office

    Cons

    In scientific roles a PhD is required - small chance of hiring after graduation


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  5. "Medicinal Chemistry Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Research Scientist I in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Research Scientist I in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The chemistry team is willing to help if you ask for it, you can be very independent if you want to be, asking for supervision though is encouraged if not familiar with a process. The way the lab is run is pretty smooth and efficient. Pretty much no wait time in the lab. Meetings are kept to a necessity so you have more time in the lab. The company benefits are great such as gym for a small fee, cafeteria, nurse, etc. the company is right in the seaport and easily accesible by public transportation.

    Cons

    The teams are are rather large and hard to know who is apart of your team at any given time. Sometimes work is doubled because there is a miscommunication but this happens rarely and when it does is not a huge blowback.


  6. "Great Intern Program"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Give the interns work similar to a full employee. I felt like a member of the team despite being a summer intern.

    Cons

    Could be more intern programs to help the interns get to know one another. It was difficult only knowing about 5 people outside my own team.


  7. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with, best cafeteria ever, best views ever!

    Cons

    fast paced environment, you always have to be on your A game, without a teflon skin you'll cry

    Advice to Management

    follow strategic objectives that were set from the on start.


  8. "An extremely positive experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Quality Assurance in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Software Quality Assurance in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked on interesting projects with bright and very pleasant co-workers. My experience was very positive and I would highly recommend Vertex to perspective employees.

    Cons

    I didn't really have any negative experiences at Vertex. My boss was terrific and the environment is excellent. Nothing bad to report.


  9. "Senior Manager, Global Fleet Operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in East Norriton, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in East Norriton, PA

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

    Pros

    Great people with a passion for helping others. Great benefits and working environment.

    Cons

    City location with crazy traffic.


  10. "Associates"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benifits, 401k 15 percent match. Yearly bonus, stock options, great health insurances

    Cons

    There really is not thing con about this company. Benifits ,salary, promotion


  11. "Undergraduate Intern - Corporate Engineering"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great environment to work in; questions encouraged, co-workers are easy to work with
    - Many educational opportunities: Lunch & Learn
    - Treated like a full-time employee with regards to responsibilities

    Cons

    No cons to speak of

    Advice to Management

    None to speak of


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