Vertex Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated 22 Feb 2021

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3.7
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Vertex Pharmaceuticals President and CEO Reshma Kewalramani
Reshma Kewalramani
47 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)

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  1. Featured Review
    COVID-19

    "Phenomenal Company w/ Outstanding Values"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Celebrates and promotes diversity Supportive leadership Transparent leadership Supportive during COVID Strong values that create a positive culture

    Cons

    Can’t think of any. The only thing is there are so many opportunities/communities within vertex to join that I feel overwhelmed with the endless opportunities to network. Not a bad problem to have though.

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    Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response

    December 1, 2020Vertex Pharmaceuticals

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

  2. Helpful (4)

    "Senior statistical programmer"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and competitive pay package

    Cons

    Heavily micromanaged and siloed

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response

    January 24, 2020Vertex Pharmaceuticals

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


  3. "Great organization in the middle of a growth transition"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great co-workers, good benefits, mission-based, patient focus, diversity commitment

    Cons

    micro-management, risk of burn out, sub-optimized processes, unnecessary complexity

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  4. "Overall very good!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Oxford, England

    I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Company, Great Vision, Great Benefits

    Cons

    The expect a constant level of high performance, often doing multiple jobs,

  5. "Great Benefits"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and Holidays, good culture.

    Cons

    Long hour working, lack of career development chance.

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response

    February 19, 2021Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review.

  6. "Great people"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The Benefits at Vertex are great

    Cons

    None as of now sine only been here 6 months.

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response

    February 19, 2021Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    Thank you for posting your review.

  7. "good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    pay benefits are really good

    Cons

    work life balance is difficult to maintain

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response

    February 19, 2021Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We will provide your feedback to the proper departments. We also suggest you speak to your manager regarding your concerns for work/life balance.

  8. "Great culture"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great comp, great culture, good development opportunities

    Cons

    Very aggressive timelines. Keeps you busy all the time

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    Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response

    February 9, 2021Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review.

  9. "Great Company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Project Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, research and benefits

    Cons

    Working long hours and many meetings

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response

    February 9, 2021Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review.

  10. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Medical Director in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great science, company culture, and leadership

    Cons

    hard to maintain a healthy work-life balance, but that's mostly my own fault

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response

    February 9, 2021Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    We appreciate you taking the time to post your review.

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