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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated October 15, 2017
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  • Stressful work environment, poor work life balance, management out of touch with general employees (in 13 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. "Scientific Associate i"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Incredible company to work for

    Cons

    no cons to working here


  2. "Specialist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    The Culture is the best aspect of working here.

    Cons

    Moving up significantly is difficult

  3. "Vice President"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Exciting, Fast moving company with incredible intellectual capital

    Cons

    Back-stabbing culture, corrupt executives, and no interest in listening to middle management


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Vertex"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, and overall compensation

    Cons

    Stressful work environment, poor work life balance, management out of touch with general employees

    Advice to Management

    Be more in touch with how decisions affect employees


  5. "Great Company"

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    • 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.


  6. "BAD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay, Benefits and vacation days

    Cons

    No room for promotion or rasies


  7. "Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Generous on stocks, stock options, ESPP

    Cons

    401K match is below average

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent, and inclusive

  8. "Sci. Fellow"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay nice people good resources

    Cons

    too many managers too much nanomanagment

    Advice to Management

    stop nanomanaging


  9. "Good Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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.


  10. "Great company"

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

    competetive salary and benefits, new location with great water views and easy access by the T. Great people who like to have fun

    Cons

    Small /medium companies need to run fast to stay afloat. This can take a tool so it will be important to hold to your boundries

    Advice to Management

    Dedicated focus on developing people


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