BioClinica

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BioClinica Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
27 Reviews
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BioClinica President, CEO, and Director Mark L. Weinstein
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some good, some bad

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BioClinica

    Pros

    benefits are pretty good (21 PTO days per year, tuition reimbursement). 401k employer match could be better. met some good people there.

    Don't pay attention to the other reviews that say upper management is out of touch, or that the pay is low. you get that complaint anywhere you work.

    Cons

    buying too many companies too rapidly. this frustrates the employees and the clients.

    some managers are hard to work for, but some are good. depends on what department you choose.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't sign contracts with clients that promise more than you can deliver. it's OK to push your employees a bit, but make sure you have enough resources to follow through.

  2.  

    Company lacks leadership and strong management

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

    I worked at BioClinica

    Pros

    Decent benefits and PTO. Offers flexibility in work schedule. Office location is near restaurants and shopping.

    Cons

    Strong lack of leadership and poor corporate culture at this company. Most of the senior management has been there for years and many are simply not talented. They would never be successful in a strong and reputable company. Extremely high turnover fueled by lack of appreciation and recognition to those employees who contribute, execute and think out of the box. Very immature and unprofessional environment at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees. Insure your policies and process reflect integrity and professional standard. Confront and address issues even if it involves long term sr managers. Have the backbone and strength to make necessary changes rather than protect these employees. Listen to employee comments and be proactive...not reactive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Its all right

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Validation Analyst in Newtown, PA
    Former Employee - Software Validation Analyst in Newtown, PA

    I worked at BioClinica full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, good holidays, good people

    Cons

    cold management, not good work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    interact with real employees and have feedback before making huge changes in policy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people, Great Promise, Leadership took the money and abandoned the employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations in Newtown, PA
    Former Employee - Operations in Newtown, PA

    I worked at BioClinica full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people who work hard and are dedicated to the customers. Lot's of potential to grow, but the corporate BS is getting in the way. Stupid new org structures designed to just provide more senior management. shared services for a small company? crazy? CEO is a nice guy who doesn't know anything and does not do anything but look out for himself, CFO is incompetent and hides from people, CTO is an ego maniac and the investors don't know what's going on.

    Cons

    going private put lots of money in the CEO's pocket, a little in some other peoples and the future and promise faded away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You got your money, retire already. hopefully a leader will come save the company. smart people have left or are leaving, ship is going down.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    What once was a great company with great culture has slid into a Nazi Germany of corporate cultures.

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    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    During my time with the company I gained a lot of great experience and worked with a lot of great people.

    Cons

    Management has been in steady decline in quality and experience for a long time and continues to only get worse. The company was purchased by a private equity firm and HR began looking at people as a cost to cut rather than humans with families.

    There is absolutely no chance of advancement in this company unless you are good friends with another manager. Nepotism runs rampant and is basically the rule.

    New policies appear all the time controlling employees further and further to the point that company resources (email) are not allowed to be used to organize employee social gathering after work.

    Many managers come from an elite background and have never worked in any kind of blue collar or service related position and so do not relate to their employees. Whats worse is other managers in many cases don't have management training or experience and are basically ineffective.

     The company operates under the management style of "well, that last thing we tried didn't work, lets try this new thing" without putting any actual thought or planning into the solution they're about to champion. Additionally, there is a bit of attention deficit disorder when it comes to project execution. The latest shiniest project always causes the last to be abandoned and potentially cancelled.

    This company does not value its best and highest quality employees, the ones that execute and deliver, so those employees end up leaving and the company then hires less qualified people and the cycle continues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice for management, they wouldn't listen anyway. I left because all the good managers I had answered to had either been removed from above me or were fired in favor of less capable people. All that is left is nepotistic marginally educated individuals in management positions who think too well of themselves and not enough for their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, Nice working envirnoment.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BioClinica (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.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Focused on Growing the Company First, Employees Come Second

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    • 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 (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
  9.  

    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 (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
  10.  

    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 (more than an 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
  11.  

    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 (more than an 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

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