An outstanding company. Dedicated and committed in providing exceptional research for the good of manking
Talent Acquisition Coordinator (Contract) (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – 5 April 2017
I have the most admiration for Vertex. The high quality of professionalism exhibited is secound to none. The training is exceptional allowing it's employees to advance at a high pleasant learning pace.
Excellent experience in new program immersing academics in biotech
Vertex Fellow (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – 5 March 2017
Vertex implemented a new year-long fellowship program designed to immerse academics within an active drug discovery program designed to give them a first-hand look into how new compounds and targets are discovered and optimized to make new medicines to treat severe, life-threatening diseases. I would highly recommend this program to anyone interested in seeing what day to day life is like as a scientist in a medium-sized biotech.
Accessibility to management and research leadership
They value your work/life balance. Fun place to work at.
Marketing Intern (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – 24 February 2016
It all depends on what department or team you are with, but I had wonderful time working there. Interned at marketing department for a few month and everyone was nice and they are all more than willing to help you out. Vertex really does value your work/life balance and I really felt like I was treated as a valuable asset to the company.
Catering Manager (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – 23 February 2016
Vertex pharmaceuticals has a very welcoming and warm environment. A typical day for me involves many interactions with clients and customers, dealing with on-your-toes situations, working on promotions for our service, organizing BEOs, managing my catering team and making sure our operation runs smoothly and effectively. I have learned many management and communications skills, organizational tactics, and overall business processes and etiquette. My managers are great teachers who set examples for the rest of our staff to follow. A lot of what I have learned is because of their endless efforts to teach me something new every day. Other than my managers, the rest of my co-workers help to create a fun yet productive environment.
Usually, the hardest part of my day isn't a single task, but working at a minimum, 11 hour days. This can be tiresome, at times, although necessary. On the contrary, the best part of my job is getting to build relations with our clients on a daily basis.
Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – 5 January 2016
I was on a temp to hire assignment there that did not work out. Vertex treated their temps just as they treated their full time employees, which was really great. A lot of great perks were offered (fitness center being one of them) that I took advantage of even though I was a temp worker. I was very interested in becomming a full time employee.
Patent Secretary (Former Employee) – Cambridge, MA – 29 December 2015
Vertex had two drugs approved during my 7 years there and the stock went from $22 when I started to $143 at one point in 2015. Vertex has fantastic benefits and I met and worked with a lot of wonderful people.
Commercial Contracts Paralegal (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – 9 October 2015
Working at Vertex has been a great experience! The people are all there for the same reason, to help patients with cystic fibrosis and they do every day! I've learned so much, not only from my managers but from my co-workers. Everyone is helpful should you ask questions about what they do or how your position fits into the bigger scheme of the company.
great benefits, flexible work hours depending on your department
Depends on the department but the Sourcing management is horrible
Procurement and Sourcing (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – 17 June 2014
I would not recommend working for Vertex, have been with the organization for over two years and just gets worse, not better- Management is all talk. Do NOT recommend working within the procurement and sourcing group.
Research Support Technician (Former Employee) – Cambridge, MA – 17 April 2014
very busy in and out procedure rooms supporting researchers. I have learned that communication, pay close attention to instructions giving is very important. I worked with very open minded individuals where we shared and trained each other on different procedures and techniques to continue with good training. the hardest part is when researchers and scientist schedules last minute things. I get to have close communications with my co-workers, work closely and learn from each other.
project manager (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – 13 February 2014
Company makes business decisions suddenly, without regard for long-term outlook or their reputation. They pay well but don't promote appropriately. People are given new titles that don't accurately reflect their job duties, essentially demoting them with no consideration how this will affect their resumes. They pay lip service to "job/life balance" but treat people as disposable. Not a happy place to work.