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  • "Great benefits and really want to help patients(in 173 reviews)
  • "Great people; everyone is very open and willing to help.(in 101 reviews)
  • "Great culture and place to work Flex working environment Growing organization(in 59 reviews)
  • "Lot to learn within function and great colleagues.(in 32 reviews)
  • "Good pay and office location(in 28 reviews)
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Updated 26 Sept 2023

    1. 4.0
      26 Sept 2023
      Senior Director Strategic Accounts
      Current Employee, less than 1 year
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook


      Vertex is a science-driven, patient-first organization with an intellectual horsepower that is 2nd to none!


      Vertex is a face-paced environment and not for everyone.

      1. 3.0
        1 Sept 2023
        Senior Scientist
        Current Employee, more than 3 years
        Boston, MA
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        Great benefit’s package overall. Summer and Christmas shutdown. Maternity and paternity benefits.


        Teams are understaffed, so individuals need to work extra time to meet the ambicios company goals and there is no compensation for high performers employees. Departments don’t support the exploration of career development in other areas of the company (although HR always says that those opportunities are available, likely only on paper or materialized to only very few) Budget for promotions is very low, so it makes it extremely competitive to get a promotion. Although some people seem to get promotions in very short time (preferential treatment of employees). No clear or transparent pathway for promotions. People don’t feel well compensated for the work they do

        Thank you for sharing your review, it helps us to improve and understand employee concerns. We’ll share your feedback with HR.

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      Vertex Pharmaceuticals has an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5, based on over 1,105 reviews left anonymously by employees. 88% of employees would recommend working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals to a friend and 89% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

      According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Vertex Pharmaceuticals employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

      88% of Vertex Pharmaceuticals employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Vertex Pharmaceuticals 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.4 for culture and values and 4.1 for career opportunities.

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      Today HR called me for telling me that they are interested in hiring me (we discussed salary and starting date to draft the contract) but they have to wait till end of next week since by company policy the position has to stay x days opened in the internal website. They do not expect anyone to apply but they can send me the contract only by the 10 Oct. Should I sent a thank you note again after this conversation?

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      For all people working in Big4 and other big companies when the job application asks for the local language how true is it? My local office asks for the local language in their job postings but I know there are some people who do not speak it. If I apply for a position that asks for the local language what are my chances? Deloitte PwC KPMG EY

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      Do you have to interview again if you didn’t get the job the first time but the HM wants you to apply to the additional positions that opened up a few months after?


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