INC Research Reviews

Updated September 1, 2014
Updated September 1, 2014
113 Reviews
3.2
113 Reviews
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Pros
  • The people are great, good place to get experience and the benefits aren't bad (in 7 reviews)

  • Work from home option comes in-handy when also managing school schedule of small child (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • They sell you on "management by results" and "flexibility/work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • There is very very little or no communication from upper management (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Drug Safety

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at INC Research full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good amount of vacation time, a lot of work from home positions

    Cons

    Pay is on low end and very little opportunity to learn new things or functional cross training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Opportunities to Grow!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at INC Research full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Over the years my experience has been that opportunities are there if you work hard.

    Cons

    Work can be challenging at times, but you do receive recognition for a job well done!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fast growth with good market differentiators

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at INC Research full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good culture of therapeutic focus; strong and stable flat management structure in the therapeutic business units; fast growth with manageable growing pains

    Cons

    Some of the supporting functional groups have higher turnover and lower accountability; crappy employees throughout the company coast along and are passed from team to team; IT infrastructure needs attention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    So far, so good...

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    Current Employee - Statistical Programmer II  in  Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Statistical Programmer II in Wilmington, NC

    I have been working at INC Research full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Not much micro-management. Opportunities for growth if you express interest. Good location. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Not much peer interaction if you're new to the company; I've been here a few years and the same cliques that existed when I started still exist. Salary could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your good employees better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at INC Research full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work, very good corporate ethos, numerous career advancement opportunities and recognition of dedicated, hard work.

    Cons

    Pay is not very competitive, and while benefits are great, they don't put food on the table.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at INC Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great management team who listens to concerns

    Cons

    Sometimes with a global company its hard to feel connected

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to get started and make a contribution

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Director in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at INC Research full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This is a great place for networking. People come and go for various reasons, some for pay and others for advanced job opportunities

    Cons

    Limited to access in management. Once you get in place, advancement is not the easiest thing to achieve within your department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your folks with increased responsibility and advancement. They will make a tremendous contribution and you won't have as much turnover.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great people. Poor pay.

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    Former Employee - Start-Up  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Start-Up in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at INC Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people were great. We were like a family. I also felt confident that if I worked hard I would advance very quickly.

    Cons

    The pay is definitely low for the industry, especially for a company of this size. The attrition rate was really high. 3-4 people would leave a week sometimes. Projects constantly had personnel changes. Workload was not evenly distributed. This was partially because of the high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start paying your employees more and they will stay longer. The lack of consistency is noticed by Sponsors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company is doing well managing its growth, and is taking on some exciting new projects.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at INC Research full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I enjoyed my coworkers and the projects I worked on. The company is global, so I was always on the phone with people in India, China, Australia, the UK, and most of Europe.

    Cons

    The corporate culture is a bit too uptight. The people there work really hard and definitely have a passion for successful clinical trials, but in my opinion they need to loosen up a little. There's nothing wrong with going out for a drink after work on a week night.

    Then again, I've heard other companies are like this in the CRO space, so maybe it's more of a problem with the industry as a whole.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall, very solid and friendly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at INC Research full-time

    Pros

    - After my position was eliminated, they offered to move me to other positions within the company
    - Happy employees
    - Good technical support/equipment
    - Politics minimal

    Cons

    - Benefits are not great, and lead to higher out of pocket expenses than comparable employers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Negotiate a better package for health coverage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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