BioClinica Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
22 Reviews
2.8
22 Reviews
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BioClinica President, CEO, and Director Mark L. Weinstein
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  1.  

    Great people, Nice working envirnoment.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BioClinica for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It is growing company. The people are nice to work with and has good working environment.The workload is balanced. .

    Cons

    company is still growing every year . There were lots of mergers. Nothing negative about the company. Benefits are okay compared to other companies.

  2.  

    Focused on Growing the Company First, Employees Come Second

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Good starting point for anyone considering a career in pharma
    - Decent medical benefits and PTO package
    - Great way to travel the world on company dime if applicable

    Cons

    - Salaries are well below industry standards
    - There is really no Work/Life balance. Everyone is constantly overwhelmed
    - Little transparency between Business Development and Operations, ultimately leading to chaotic and unrealistic deadlines
    - High employee turnover, sometimes leaving inexperienced team members scrambling to meet deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle Management: Don't be afraid to tell senior management that your employees are not happy. When they start leaving for this reason, it is you that senior management is going to look at for an answer.

    Senior Management: You are now a major player in the industry. However, you're not going to stay that way if you're continuing to lose some really great potential at the lower level. Stop throwing money at SME's that make you look great on paper, and start pumping it into your bottom end. At the end of the day, they're the ones creating the name for your clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Low pay , little room for advancement , disconnected management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Employees are generally good people

    Cons

    Low pay for amount of experience with zero chance of a decent raise
    Management is not in touch with their employees and does not take accountability for anything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start seeing your employees for the people they are. Provide better communication, pay scale, raises, and advancement. Realize that one department should not be responsible for the entire workings of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Employees are merely a means to an end here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Audubon, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Audubon, PA

    I worked at BioClinica full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good product line potential. Good looking presence in the market. Decent compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of accountability at senior levels. Tendency to over promise on what can be delivered. Rather impersonal senior management. No real commitment to employee retention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    View you employees as the individuals they are. Be direct/transparent in critiquing employees. Adopt a culture of retaining and developing employees rather than using them as a means to an end.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Place To work , Low Pay, No Growth oppurtunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Data Reviewer
    Current Employee - Clinical Data Reviewer

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

    Pros

    Very Flexible schedule atleast 1 day a week work from home will allow more if needed, Knowledgeable staff co-workers always willing to lend a helping hand. Great Vacation, Everyone is very personable and generally pleasant to work with

    Cons

    Too much middle management , Say they allow career growth but never happens , dont assume that everyone wants to stay in the same position until they retire., If you want a promotion you have to apply via website unless you are a manager , Director or VP. A little Clicky, Low Pay and Benefits are a bit high . Company used to have quarterly update meetings to keeep staff posted on the profits and whether goals were being met and new buisiness

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont wait until an employee hands in there resignation to inquire 'What can we do to keep you ?". Management and HR should look to promote from within. There should be a clear path for career growth set by management and followed. Being busy shouldn't be an acceptable reason why some great workers are waiting on the bench for you to take notice of their talents

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    When they bought my company, they treated us like second class citizens

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at BioClinica full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable in the industry.

    Cons

    Cut benefits.
    Cut PTO.
    Fired a lot of people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Intergration, does not mean destroy and conquer.
    Your process is old and not as good as CoreLabs original process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    BioClinica

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BioClinica

    Pros

    Still some thoughtful gestures made toward employees, probably started back when the company was small. Good vacation.

    Cons

    Too much middle management. Becoming way too corporate with all that entails.

  9.  

    Support services

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BioClinica

    Pros

    The people that work at BioClinica are wonderful and want too see the company do well.

    Cons

    Too many VP's and none of them want to take charge or accountability .
    Low pay no room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees more informed of company vision.

  10.  

    Shiny Ball Syndrome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Audubon, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Audubon, PA

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

    Pros

    Most of the people who work here are good people, they're flexible and easy to work with - there are the occasional 'bad apples' but, unless they're in positions of power/control, you can work around them.
    There is, for the most part, a flexible working attitude - an hour less one day can be made up by doing an extra hour the next day.

    Cons

    Management is not really in touch with the workers. They have a tendency to run after the next big shiny ball before they've finished playing with the current one.
    Quick to react negatively to market conditions - lower levels feel the brunt first, upper management get hired shortly after layoffs.
    It is a 'who you know' company rather than a 'what you know' one.
    Low salaries for the industry/experience - many people use it as stepping-stone company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain a focus, set clear and precise objectives, listen to your employees a little harder.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    This was a great company to work with initially but as it became larger and more complex, the number of issues increased

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BioClinica full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great colleagues. Employees are allowed one day a week to work from home.

    Cons

    New hire training is limited at best. You will have to take initiative and ask your co-workers how things should be done. You can't be afraid to ask for help

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with a well defined plan to move the company forward. There are too many initiatives with shifting priorities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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