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Michael Rosenberg
10 Ratings

    Good group of people-need more training

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    Current Employee - In House CRA  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - In House CRA in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Health Decisions full-time for more than a year


    I enjoy working here. There are negatives, however I feel no company or job is perfect and after 10+ years experience in clinical research, I feel this is a good company, with good people and I hope to stay for a very long time. All the people I have met here have been really great to work with. Everyone is hard-working and knowledgeable about the field. The work is interesting and upper management seems to listen to issues or concerns. My manager is not a micromanager and they trust you to be professional and get the job done. The hours are flexible, you can work from home some days, bring your dog to work, and the dress code is casual. There is matching 401K, decent medical and generous PTO. Teamwork seems to be a big focus here. I have been very impressed by the positive and upbeat culture. The building is nice and pretty centrally located in the Triangle so commuting there is easy. There are walking trails and picnic areas around the office park so it's easy to go outside for a walk during lunch and get a little exercise in. CEO is accessible and friendly as is the rest of upper management. Employee outings such as Durham Bulls game, Dave and Busters and a HUGE Cinco de Mayo celebration.


    Training here is lacking and that is the biggest problem HD has. The training received is not adequate and does not prepare you for the job and the lack of training causes stress on the teams. They have brought in some new people in training department so hopefully it will get better, but right now, the training is the worst of any company I have ever been at. The trainer, while nice, is not engaging and does not know enough about being a CRA to train them. If you don't have previous clinical research experience you will be lost. There is also not enough push back to the sponsors for going outside of the contract. My team is constantly asked to do more and more that is not part of the scope of work and it is telling on the team. Management needs to grow a backbone with the sponsors and be truthful and upfront about what can and cannot be done and what is and is not reasonable. While the managers do listen I'm afraid HD will lose valuable people if they don't recognize that this is making the work load unmanageable even though people are working long hours. There is a feeling of being constantly behind. There is also a lot of change in what the teams are asked to do. Project Managers need to provide clear direction and guidance and provide better team/study training. The clinical trial data management system designed by the company is SLOW. It needs drastic improvements. The speed severely hampers what the team can get done and affects quality of work. The system is easy to use, can give GREAT reports, is intuitive and I like everything about it except the speed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't underestimate to amount of time, resources and work it will take to get a job done so you can underbid and get a new contract. Seems like you just shoot yourself in the foot doing that. Upgrade CDMS to provide faster response time. Improve the training department and study training.

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Health Decisions Interviews

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    In House CRA Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Health Decisions.

    Interview Details

    All the interviewers were nice and laid back. Asked specific questions about regulatory documents and processes.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation was provided.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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Additional Info

Headquarters Research Triangle Park, NC
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 1989
Type Company - Private
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors Unknown

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