Compare Vertex Pharmaceuticals vs Illumina BETA

See how working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals vs. Illumina compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals vs. Illumina. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Vertex Pharmaceuticals

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Illumina

Employee Ratings

  • Illumina scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 376 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 948 reviews)
Illumina employees rated their Overall Rating 0.6 higher than Vertex Pharmaceuticals employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.9
Career Opportunities
3.7
Illumina employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.8 higher than Vertex Pharmaceuticals employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.1
Work-life balance
3.9
Illumina employees rated their Work-life balance 0.8 higher than Vertex Pharmaceuticals employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.9
Senior Management
3.5
Illumina employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than Vertex Pharmaceuticals employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.4
Culture & Values
4.1
Illumina employees rated their Culture & Values 0.7 higher than Vertex Pharmaceuticals employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Ceo Reshma Kewalramani
76%
76%Reshma Kewalramani
CEO Approval
Illumina Ceo Francis deSouza
93%
93%Francis deSouza
Illumina employees rated their CEO Approval 17% higher than Vertex Pharmaceuticals employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
52%
% Recommend to a friend
77%
Illumina employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 25% higher than Vertex Pharmaceuticals employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
66%
Positive Business Outlook
74%
Illumina employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 8% higher than Vertex Pharmaceuticals employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Illumina has 97 more total submitted salaries than Vertex Pharmaceuticals.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Research Scientist II2 Salaries
£45,805/yr
Intern4 Salaries
£20,629/yr
Director2 Salaries
£123,303/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Technical Applications Scientist11 Salaries
£31,530/yr
Intern3 Salaries
£18,690/yr
Senior Manager2 Salaries
£73,218/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Great benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at Vertex Pharmaceuticals.
  • "Fast paced" was the most mentioned Pro at Illumina.
  • Illumina had 44 more reviews than Vertex Pharmaceuticals that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 34 reviews)
"Great people"(in 24 reviews)
Pros
"Fast paced"(in 84 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 77 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 25 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 18 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 69 reviews)
"Fast paced"(in 63 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing

I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time

Pros

Strong sense of shared mission, friendly environment, diverse workforce, commitment to CSR, excellent benefits.

Cons

Poorly defined career paths, senior roles mostly based in Boston.

Current Employee - EMEA Tax Manager

I have been working at Illumina full-time

Pros

Intelligent, hard working, driven colleagues collaborating for a worthy goal.

Cons

Occasional issues with the region being treated poorly compared with headquarters (like many companies).

Advice to Management

Focus on longer term rather than fixate on short term share price.

Job Postings

Vertex Pharmaceuticals has 149 more recently posted open jobs than Illumina.