Worldwide Clinical Trials

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Worldwide Clinical Trials Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
30 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stuck inside their box with no room for outside the box thinkers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Austin, TX

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Introductory laboratory experience, generally nice people in the Austin lab, fairly flexible hours/work schedule

    Cons

    Low compensation (less than $.50 per hour increases per year) and very stressful and political environment. Line managers and management will throw you under the bus or reprimand you any chance they get. Ultra fast paced environment with little time for complete training or appreciation for your work as a scientist. Little chance for movement or advancement in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to practice some empathy towards employees, people management/treatment skills are pretty low here

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very isolated work environment.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time

    Pros

    I did not see any positive things about this job.

    Cons

    The work environment was negative and distrusting. People assumed the worst without asking.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    stressful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials

    Pros

    work from home option; reasonable compensation; competitive benefits

    Cons

    no work life balance; too many projects per employee; limited training on specific role with little or no mentoring of new employees; senior management does not really support for employees; to keep from passing costs on to clients, staff is overburdened with extra work;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Standardize processes; Train employees;

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Old story: small company purchased by global one; management loses sight of important things..

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Casual work environment, no dress code, friendly and intelligent coworkers, freedom to manage own workload, collaboration generally encouraged.

    Cons

    Oppressive, paranoid atmosphere created by CEO and senior management, the manner in which kowtowing to management was quite blatantly proposed as the thing to do, workers not respected as the seasoned, experienced professionals they are, lots and lots of talk by middle managers and very little effort to address problems, company underpaying and being unconcerned about it while expecting the very best work at all times, the age-old tension between quality and quantity, and quantity (fast-throughput) winning every time despite quality always being the wisest way to go, ultimately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Meet with experienced, long-time employees, even if they aren't managers, and find out what frustrates them on a daily basis. Then, instead of simply relaying the findings to your under managers, do some research and put an improvement plan in place yourself, and set your manager to following through with it with deadlines and accountability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Worldwide Clinical Trials - A CRO in Need of Repair

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart people in the Medical and Scientic Affairs

    Cons

    Absolutely no central leadership and there is well known infighting with the founders that serve to divide the company. Additionally, at the senior level there is very little transparency and honesty. It is abundantly clear that all executives are focused on the 'sell of the company'. This post is in no way that of a disgruntled employee - it is simply the well known current state of affairs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun place to work and a good place to gain experience if you have none

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Research Technician in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There is a good group of people

    Cons

    Pay is not very competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More pay for all staff and more hours for PRN staff.
    Improve processes to become more efficient.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Not a nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials

    Pros

    Casual dress code, supportive upper middle management (trips to baseball games, pizza lunches, company picnics etc), flexible working hours and various other initiatives

    Cons

    WCT is jam-packed with egomaniacs. Lower middle management don't have are unqualified and don't seem to have a clue what they are doing. Studies are poorly run, so much so that the company gets very little in the way of repeat business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire properly qualified individuals to do the jobs (i.e. those with degrees AND experience, not your friends or people who say yes to everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Learning experience - learning what you need in management/mentors and realizing there are none at the WCT

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    Former Employee - Project Director in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Project Director in Austin, TX

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials

    Pros

    The people that are not management

    Cons

    Unrealistic deadlines, over-promises by business development and management, not enough resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the issues before sentencing. Practice what you preach - work in all of the jobs/roles now, not 9 years ago when the company was small

    Doesn't Recommend

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