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Updated 17 Jan 2017

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Vertex Pharmaceuticals CEO Jeffrey Leiden, M.D., Ph.D
Jeffrey Leiden, M.D., Ph.D
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  1. "Medicinal Chemistry Intern"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist I in Boston, MA
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    I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals for less than a year

    Pros

    The chemistry team is willing to help if you ask for it, you can be very independent if you want to be, asking for supervision though is encouraged if not familiar with a process. The way the lab is run is pretty smooth and efficient. Pretty much no wait time in the lab. Meetings are kept to a necessity so you have more time in the lab. The company benefits are great such as gym for a small fee, cafeteria, nurse, etc....

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    Cons

    The teams are are rather large and hard to know who is apart of your team at any given time. Sometimes work is doubled because there is a miscommunication but this happens rarely and when it does is not a huge blowback.

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals2017-01-17
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    "Fantastic first job which grew stale due to to their direction of research"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist I in San Diego, CA
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    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Back in 2006 when I first joined the site in San Diego, Vertex was a special place. Scientists were excited about their work and one could sense the enthusiasm at project team meetings. Personally, I had a great experience my first 6 years there. The work-life balance is great, but it does depend on your group dynamics. And from what I've observed, the benefits are right up there at par with the best companies.

    Cons

    Vertex has experienced an immense growth phase due to the success of 2 marketed drugs. As a result, the bureaucracy has increased to a ridiculous amount. The values of the company have had to shift due to being a publicly traded company. There is nothing really exciting behind the CF drugs, so if they don't continue to work in the clinic, I smell trouble for the company.

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals2014-06-12
  3. "Excellent place to work, great employee benefits, great science"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist I in Cambridge, MA
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    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Excellent place to work, great employee benefits, great science

    Cons

    not much room for career advance

    Advice to Management

    use your resources wisly

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals2014-01-16
  4. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist I in Boston, MA
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    I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Innovative, fast paced, great culture

    Cons

    No room for growth for scientists

    Advice to Management

    None

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals2011-04-14
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