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INC Research Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
107 Reviews

3.2
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Fast growth with good market differentiators

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    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
  2.  

    So far, so good...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Statistical Programmer II  in  Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Statistical Programmer II in Wilmington, NC

    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
  3.  

    Awesome company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    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
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to get started and make a contribution

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Director in Raleigh, NC

    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
  7. 3 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

    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
  8. 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

    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
  9.  

    Overall, very solid and friendly

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  10.  

    Good overall experience. Sr. Management seemed overwhelmed at times but the company was growing very fast.

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

    Pros

    For the most part, it was a good atmosphere. I was there during a time of dramatic growth and then significant cuts, and I thought we made the best of it.

    Cons

    Middle management was not very solid. There was a lot of people who had been promoted up that were simply not competent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Next time you buy out a company be honest with the people being acquired, they will respect you more in the long run.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience so far

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager Data Management  in  Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager Data Management in Wilmington, NC

    Pros

    Great coworkers, family environment, open doors

    Cons

    Should have better opportunities for growth within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for more growth within the company rather than hiring from outside. There are many employees i work with that deserve promotions, however INC continues to bring outsiders into the position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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