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Depends on the department but the Sourcing management is horrible
Procurement and Sourcing (Current Employee), Boston, MAJune 17, 2014
Pros: nice cafeteria...........
Cons: very poor management.
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.
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busy
Research Support Technician (Former Employee), Cambridge, MAApril 17, 2014
Pros: cafeteria in the builduing gym and so on
Cons: short breaks
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 – more... scientist schedules last minute things. I get to have close communications with my co-workers, work closely and learn from each other. – less
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Large Company worldwide, room for advancement,
Corporate Services Coordinator (Current Employee), Boston, MAMarch 26, 2014
Atmosphere was very good, co workers very well liked as well as Management. Amex is a very good company long term to work for.
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poorly managed company with serious issues
project manager (Current Employee), Boston, MAFebruary 13, 2014
Pros: beautiful new building
Cons: company cares about bottom line, not people
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" – more... but treat people as disposable. Not a happy place to work. – less
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professional culture
Therapeutic Specialist-HCV Division (Current Employee), ChicagoJanuary 16, 2014
colleagues appreciated hard-working contributers. Vertex rewarded team for efforts, while keeping patients needs top of mind. was well respected by healthcare providers, worked with highly competent colleagues
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Unstable, overly micromanaged workplace
Specialist (Current Employee), Cambridge, MAJanuary 10, 2014
Vertex Pharmaceuticals is a very unstable company, where there is some sort of reorganization several times a year. You may not be performing the work that you were hired to do. They boast about a flexible work schedule; however, they do not practice this. Everything is in favor of upper management (training, time off, work from home, etc.). Overall – more... Vertex does not practice what they preach. – less
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great place to work but recent shakeups leaves future uncertain
Administrative Associate III (Current Employee), Cambridge, MADecember 13, 2013
job is great but constant layoffs, firings and fear of job security.
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no comment
Sr. Scientist (Former Employee), Cambridge, MADecember 2, 2013
Pros: exellent benefit and co-workers
Cons: tough and poor managment
no comment

I have both exciting and disappoint experience in Vertex. It was sad to see so many respected co-workers and managers left one by one, and felt nothing when I was drove off from my positions.

At lest now, I don't want to think of anything about Vertex now.
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Terrible Company to work for if you're not a scientist
Finance (Former Employee), BostonNovember 21, 2013
Pros: higher salary and tons of vacation time (not that you'll have time to use it)
Cons: low retention, inexperienced management, no work life balance, cold corporate culture
Management is poorly trained and unapproachable, zero work life balance, high pressure and unrealistic expectations, corporate culture is authoritarian, cold, and heartless and to top it off they're laying off 7% of their workforce IE 350 people in Boston in 2013. Do your homework before deciding to work here.
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Great company
Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee), TexasNovember 19, 2013
Great company, great culture,great benefits.
good management
great co-workers
challenging
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Productive and fun work environment. Corporate Values - WE WINS, FEARLESS PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE, INNOVATION is OUR BLOODLINE.
Executive Administrative Professional (Former Employee), Cambridge, MANovember 14, 2013
Pros: innovatative work enviroment, enjoyed building relationships with all level skill disclipines.
Cons: unable to utilize generous vacation benefits.
I enjoyed my nearly seven years of employment with the Vertex Family!
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Great work environment with outstanding people
HCV Therapeutic Specialist (Former Employee), Orlando, FLNovember 13, 2013
Vertex was an outstanding company to work for with very high level employees that truly made a difference in patients lives each and every day. Many patients had their hepatitis C cured because of all of the hard work from the employees of Vertex. To know I had a part of that makes me very proud.
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Great company - too bad they had to lay us all off!
Therapeutic Specialist, Oklahoma City Territory (Former Employee), Cambridge, MANovember 13, 2013
Small pharma with great people, wonderful benefits, fun environment and personable upper management. Would have worked for them forever if they hadn't let us all go.
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Vertex is a great employer
Treatment Educator (Current Employee), Cambridge, MAOctober 9, 2013
Pros: patient education is my passion and i get the pleasure meeting with alot of patients
Cons: large territory
As an educator with a large territory each day is different. An example of one of my days might include a morning patient education class at one office followed by a lunch in-service at a second office, a meeting with a new healthcare provider and ending with a speaker program in the evening. I have learned alot about strategic planning and territory – more... management. The management at Vertex is the best I have ever experienced.The Treatment Educator team is comprised of a extremely talented group of professionals who are over achievers and self driven. The most difficult part of the job was getting comfortable traveling and navigating new cities. The professional development and learning process has been an enjoyable part of this job. The Vertex family makes this an awesome place to work. – less
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Around 6 years of experience in Validation Engineering / Quality Assurance with Pharmaceutical companies under FDA regulated environment.
CSV Analyst (Former Employee), Cambridge, MAApril 4, 2013
Around 6 years of experience in Validation Engineering / Quality Assurance with Pharmaceutical companies under FDA regulated environment.
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Great lunch and learn sessions
Marketing Intern; HCV (Former Employee), Cambridge, MAFebruary 6, 2013
One of the best places I have ever worked. Great work culture which is due to great people working in the organization.
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Advancing Science - Happy to go to work
Temp. Clinical Trial Associate (Current Employee), Cambridge, MAFebruary 4, 2013
The environment is very friendly. Highly motivated coworkers all working to deliver excellence.
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Huge turnovers.
Accounting (Former Employee), CambridgeJanuary 31, 2013
Pros: excellent pay, ethnic and gay are highly regarded
Cons: horrible commute
While working at Vertex there were items which were not within the company's policy that were brought to the attention of the VP of Accounting but he never would back up his own employees instead he considered his employees easily replaceable and would get rid of them.
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excellent
Intern (Former Employee), Cambridge, MANovember 8, 2012
I learned working in GLP and cGMP environment. I also learned many analytical techniques and instruments
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Worked as a security Information Specialist
Senior Security Analyst (Former Employee), Cambridge, MAOctober 30, 2012
I woirk as a member of a team over seeing the day to day activities in a Pharmaceutical Company. Had direct supervision of 8 to 9 Security Officers. Maintained a safe working environment for the employees.

About Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Vertex Pharmaceuticals aims to cure patients with previously incurable diseases. The biotechnology company uses an integrated, – Read more