First of, working at any pharmaceutical company as a scientist is a huge responsibility and can be very demanding. Well, you're working for drug discovery to treat diseases, so the pressure is high and so much accountability on performance, etc. However, Vertex is amazing at making sure the employees, specifically the scientists, as I worked as a research scientist, are taking care of. Great management and workplace culture. Amenities and benefits were great. The hardest part of the job is of course meeting all the deadlines and be as efficient as possible. Which would be true for any jobs out there. The most enjoyable part of the job is the readily available resources.
Friday beer hours, free lunch Wednesdays, unlimited coffee supplies, great tools and resources for research