Compare Vertex Pharmaceuticals vs Shire BETA

See how Shire vs. Vertex Pharmaceuticals compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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Vertex Pharmaceuticals

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Shire

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 351 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.0
(based on 1044 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.1
Career Opportunities
2.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.1
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
2.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.4
Culture & Values
2.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Ceo Reshma Kewalramani
75%
75%Reshma Kewalramani
CEO Approval
Shire Ceo Flemming Ornskov, MD
32%
32%Flemming Ornskov, MD
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
55%
% Recommend to a friend
48%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
64%
Positive Business Outlook
28%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Manager2 Salaries
£75,206/yr
Intern4 Salaries
£20,667/yr
Medical Director1 Salaries
£126,869/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Manager4 Salaries
£54,880/yr
Associate Director1 Salaries
£99,336/yr
Associate Medical Director1 Salaries
£82,439/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 34 reviews)
"Great people"(in 24 reviews)
Pros
"Good benefits"(in 85 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 62 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 23 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 16 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 42 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 33 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Administrative Assistant

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

Pros

Pay, Benefits, Culture, and time off are all outstanding. Company is constantly doing surveys to see how they could improve life for their employees. They are generous and appreciate hard work.... Everyone is passionate and driven. I've had 5 different managers since I started here and they've all been amazing. I love everyone I work with and I couldn't be happier. I feel blessed to be working here.

Cons

I agree with some that HR often searches outside the company for new hires instead of hiring from within. But, they've recently stated that they are going to be offering more trainings to current... employees so they can hire and promote from within whenever possible. I believe they will do that.

Advice to Management

Keep it up!

"Good Employer"23 Sep 2018

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Shire full-time

Pros

Culture, teams, location, offices,

Cons

None, none, none, none, none

Job Postings