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Updated Nov 28, 2021

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4.2
85% Recommend to a Friend
Vertex Pharmaceuticals President and CEO Reshma Kewalramani
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Vertex Pharmaceuticals President and CEO Reshma Kewalramani
Reshma Kewalramani
270 Ratings

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  • "Great benefits and really want to help patients(in 136 reviews)
  • "Great people; everyone is very open and willing to help.(in 86 reviews)
  • "It used to have a great culture.(in 38 reviews)
  • "Good pay and office location(in 31 reviews)
  • "Great colleagues(in 23 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Cutting Edge Science in A Cutting Edge Culture

    Nov 8, 2021 - Senior Manager, Operations in Boston, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Leading science with competetive compensation and world-calss culture

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be tricky

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    Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review.

  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Great benefits; limited growth/change opportunities

    Oct 24, 2021 - Scientist II in Boston, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    + Excellent benefits and compensation for FTE's, especially after 4 years when RSU vesting stacks + Highly organized and resource-abundant, even if it gets chaotic in terms of workload; lack of expertise or funds is usually never the issue when problems arise + Really smart people and experienced leadership + Great track record for deploying new drugs; multiple NDA's in a 5-10 year span is stellar in this business + Would recommend Vertex to any Scientist who is ambitious, driven by company success, high compensation, and doesn't mind tedium or long hours.

    Cons

    - Poor work/life balance on some teams/departments, especially the technical ones (CMC for example) - Focus is on efficiency and productivity at the cost of developing institutional knowledge and addressing problems on a scientific basis; leadership opts for bandaid solutions in order to punch things through instead of giving scientists time to investigate or development improvements. - Many scientists are pushed into heavy specialization on the technical side with limited opportunities to move laterally or explore other options - Promotions and visibility is reserved mostly for managerial tracks, whether it's managing a team or managing a project/program. - Would not recommend Vertex to anyone who has passions outside of work, demanding family responsibilities, or seeks specific fulfillment or growth in their day-to-day work.

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    17 people found this review helpful

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    We appreciate your time providing us feedback. We take feedback very seriously and will provide this to the proper departments.

  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Vertex is Legit!

    Oct 18, 2021 - Senior Medical Writing Quality Review Specialist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Produce medicines that save lives, executives are forthright and keep employees 'in the know', top notch employee appreciation, excellent benefits, phenomenal work life balance, great pay, camaraderie, outward appreciation, longevity.

    Cons

    Many 'woke' issues are pushed onto all employees, even those who are not at all interested nor share those same beliefs. However, sadly, this is the road all big companies seem to be heading down.

    2 people found this review helpful

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    Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    We appreciate you taking the time to post your review.

  4. 5.0
    Current Intern, less than 1 year

    Great Place for Interns/Co-ops with a Great Outlook for Full-Time

    Sep 17, 2021 - Co-Op in Boston, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Vertex is an absolutely great place to work. From the beginning of my co-op, everyone was very friendly and welcoming. There is an immense respect for one another in Vertex and that is something I am very thankful for. I have a great amount of support from coworkers in multiple areas of the company, and people are always glad to hep if you reach out to them out of nowhere. The company is always evolving to become the best form of itself, whether that be in its aim for inclusion, diversity, and equity or within its research and development. Also for interns, there are so many opportunities at Vertex if you wanted to continue working full-time, there is almost always a way to stay involved with Vertex. I have enjoyed my time at Vertex greatly and am looking forward to my future time at Vertex.

    Cons

    I don't really have anything negative to say about Vertex! The work environment is very flexible and understanding of work-life balance.

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  5. 5.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    Great place to start your Internship!

    Sep 9, 2021 - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture and good work environment! The people there are mostly friendly and supportive. They’re open to new ideas and voices. Also, Vertex has a great work life balance.

    Cons

    The pay is fairly good, but there’s still room for improvement as there’s a need for more Human Resources. Sometime, processes take to long to get approval.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Company

    Sep 16, 2021 - Clinical Budget Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great company, great benefits, great work life balance.

    Cons

    Work environment can be political.

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    Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review.

  7. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great benefits, dysfunctional company with growing pains

    Aug 27, 2021 - Research Scientist in Boston, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    4 weeks of vacation Winter shutdown Yearly stock grant Employee stock purchase plan

    Cons

    Difficult to be promoted at junior levels Chaotic decision making from management Micro-managing atmosphere Work-life balance can be bad if boundaries are not set and enforced by employee

    6 people found this review helpful

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Please speak with your manager or HR business partner regarding the "cons" you have posted.

  8. 2.0
    Current Employee

    stressful

    Aug 23, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    great healthcare benefits package and stock options

    Cons

    no work life balance and heavy workload

    2 people found this review helpful

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals

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

  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    I am happy here

    May 25, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Extremely reliable and reasonable approach to WFH during Covid- kept us fully informed along the way. Feel appreciated as an employee. Plenty of "synchronous" days off for morale. Recent push for D&I has been exceptional and seems long-lasting rather than a band-aid. Vertex has competitive benefits - above and beyond family-wise, if you ask me.

    Cons

    Every company has cons. There's a hierarchy on paper, but unless you really look for it in day to day life, you'll be fine. Lots of meetings, but that's become the norm. The return to office life will be a test for work/life balance, but I think the management takes it seriously and appropriately.

    2 people found this review helpful

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Vertex does appreciate all of its employees and we are glad you feel that.

  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Job

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, even during the pandemic

    Cons

    Not applicable, I have no cons right now.

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    Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Happy to hear that you are happy in your current role!

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For decades, Vertex has worked to create transformative medicines for people with serious diseases. We’ve collaborated around whiteboards, in labs and in manufacturing centers. We’ve innovated during hallway conversations and on video conferences across time zones. And, yes, during these past few years, COVID-19 changed a lot of that! But Vertexians all around the globe relied on what made us successful in the past, while we learned new ways of working to go forward. This included being more flexible about when, where and how we work – a new way of working that we now call Flex @ Vertex. Learn about Vertex’s flexible work program, which emphasizes flexibility for all to meet the needs of their personal and professional lives while enabling teams to thrive so we can deliver on our promise to patients.
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