Vertex Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated 12 May 2021

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3.7
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Vertex Pharmaceuticals President and CEO Reshma Kewalramani
Reshma Kewalramani
61 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits at Vertex pharmaceuticals(in 41 reviews)

  • "Great people that are all committed to the company's mission statement(in 25 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance can be a challenge(in 29 reviews)

  • "Very little career progression, incompetent senior management(in 18 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Best employer

      16 Jan 2021 - Human Resources Analyst in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company’s culture & people Amazing benefits

      Cons

      No cons to mention, Vertex is amazing

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      Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response

      Vertex Pharmaceuticals

      Great to see reviews where our employees are happy! Thanks for taking the time to post.

    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      A really great place to work! There's a reason why people have been here 20+ years!

      14 Jan 2021 - Research Scientist II in Didcot, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Collaborative, friendly, caring and resilient team. Large variety of scientific challenges to engage with Supportive well-being and social initiatives. Diverse and inclusive community

      Cons

      We can be too cautious in our decisions; too scared to fail at times. I believe this has surfaced because of how the company has rapidly expanded in recent years.

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      Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response

      Vertex Pharmaceuticals

      Thank you for the honest review. We appreciate you taking the time to post.

    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company with great benefits

      1 Mar 2021 - Medical Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The benefits are very good

      Cons

      Complex organisation. Need to simplify ways of working

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      Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response

      Vertex Pharmaceuticals

      Thank you for your feedback.

    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Overall very good!

      19 Feb 2021 - Associate Director in Oxford, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great Company, Great Vision, Great Benefits

      Cons

      The expect a constant level of high performance, often doing multiple jobs,

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      Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response

      Vertex Pharmaceuticals

      Thank you for your review. We would suggest you speak to your manager regarding your workload and the number of jobs you are performing. You can also reach out to your HR business partner.

    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      good

      9 Feb 2021 - Senior Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      pay benefits are really good

      Cons

      work life balance is difficult to maintain

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      Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response

      Vertex Pharmaceuticals

      Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We will provide your feedback to the proper departments. We also suggest you speak to your manager regarding your concerns for work/life balance.

    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Not worth it

      13 Jan 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Higher than avg pay. Free drinks if that’s what you like

      Cons

      Chaotic leadership. There are no real teams in vertex

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      Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response

      Vertex Pharmaceuticals

      We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time at Vertex. We will pass along your feedback to the proper teams.

    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Outstanding Company

      3 Oct 2020 - Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      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.

      3 people found this review helpful

      Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response

      Vertex Pharmaceuticals

      We appreciate you taking the time to post your review and will be sure to pass along your comments to the right departments.

    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Worst employer in my career

      8 Jul 2020 - Associate Director in Paddington, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Pipeline and workplace is well located and presented Individually talented staff

      Cons

      The company has an amazing opportunity to be a great employer but fails to do so on many levels. Understaffed, a number of poor managers (ego-driven & lacking empathy), an unhealthy face-fitting culture , high turnover of talented staff; the term dog eat dog, is genuinely applicable here. Additionally, most company initiatives are exercises in box-ticking. Upon arrival, the psychological contract & pipeline pull you in, but once you have settled in, & look under the surface, it is, sadly, a genuinely unpleasant & toxic environment to work in. Look at the maths - under resourced/ limited headcount, yet a continuous high number of vacancies. As mentioned, there is a huge issue with retention of good staff & high turnover but there appears to be no concern about this. This would be a warning sign if you knew this at interview stage. Definitely one to avoid unless you return in 10 years following a complete cultural change.

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      12 people found this review helpful

      Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response

      Vertex Pharmaceuticals

      We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time at Vertex. Your feedback will be sent to the proper departments.

    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Monopoly

      26 Jun 2020 - Associate Director in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good starting salary and benefits Total market monopoly in CF Promising pipeline "Autonomy", either you are an admin or VP you will be micromanaged directly by the executive board at some point. If that prospect makes you tingle give it a go. Free food and snacks

      Cons

      Declining equity awards Extremely US-centric mentality (90% of the employees are in or from Boston), one size fits all, transactional "we-pay-and-call-all-the-shots approach" to everything. HR is cosmetic and simply parrots whatever the executive mantra of the week is. Rampant politics and non-stop jockeying for position.

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      9 people found this review helpful

      Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response

      Vertex Pharmaceuticals

      Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We would suggest that you reach out to your manager or the head of HR in your region and discuss the issues you have posted. We will also forward your feedback to the Paddington office.

    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Research Scientist II

      15 Sep 2020 - Research Scientist II in Oxford, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      good salary, good benefits, good bonuses, good culture

      Cons

      Very little career progression, incompetent senior management

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      1 person found this review helpful

      Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response

      Vertex Pharmaceuticals

      Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We will make sure to provide your feedback to the leadership team in Oxford.

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