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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Senior Manager Reviews

Updated 3 Jul 2019

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Vertex Pharmaceuticals CEO Jeffrey Leiden, M.D., Ph.D
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5 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great office environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Offices are incredibly nice and simple to navigate. Salaries, benefits, bonuses, and PTO are all well above average for the industry. The leadership is really strong, too. They're industry veterans that know what they are doing and the direction that the company needs to be heading in. I'm proud to be a manager at Vertex.

    Cons

    Not many, if any.

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals2019-07-03

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals Response

    July 10, 2019Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    Thank you for the great review and it is always wonderful to receive such positive feedback.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great café and gym

    Cons

    Expensive parking and limited growth

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals2018-06-06
  3. Helpful (35)

    "Political battlefield"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    New buildings, benefits package, vacation, employee stock, and very, very few knowledgeable and dedicated employees

    Cons

    Leadership is exceptionally weak and inexperienced. Many are new to management with no development encouraged or offered, others have never worked elsewhere and lack perspective gained through experience. There are multiple levels of management and bureaucracy for a company this size with micromanaging and bullying styles both encouraged and rewarded. Employees are seen as objects and expenses, not assets with...

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    Vertex Pharmaceuticals2017-12-28
  4. Helpful (23)

    "Females beware."

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and salary higher than most Boston companies. Nice location. Excluding upper management really talented people to work beside.

    Cons

    Upper management uses bully tactics and if your female do not expect to advance into a leadership position. HR continues to support the employee at will approach and terminates employees with no justification but because they can. Upper management is all about brown nosing and managing up. They never value their staff that does the majority of the work. It is a high school mentality and toxic environment.

    Advice to Management

    Everything starts at the top. Leadership needs a complete overhaul.

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals2017-03-19
  5. "Senior Manager, Global Fleet Operations"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in East Norriton, PA

    I have been working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people with a passion for helping others. Great benefits and working environment.

    Cons

    City location with crazy traffic.

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals2016-08-10
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Herding Cats"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Finance in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people. Exciting science. Real want to delivery high impact medicine.

    Cons

    23 years of politics and no net income. Pre-meetings to discuss what you're going to discuss in the next meeting. Constant cow dung.

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals2013-07-16
  7. Helpful (2)

    "The CEO appears to be competent and the company as a whole has some great attributes."

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    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Data Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    There are some great people and great sharing. They are trying to be in the forefront with their technology.

    Cons

    The lack of communication between middle management and the 'grunts' is amazing! People were assigned new job titles that often appeared to be a demotion w/o any discussion or warning. Often sensitive information regarding personnel was presented during department meetings w/o any warning to the individual(s) effected.

    Advice to Management

    There is a disconnect b/t middle management and the non manager level workers.

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals2008-11-22
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