BioClinica Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Travel Specialist in Audubon, PA
    Current Employee - Travel Specialist in Audubon, PA

    I have been working at BioClinica full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company, not sure what all of the other negative comments are about. The new CEO is is taking the company in a new direction!! Kudos to John Hubbard!! This is an exciting time to be at BioClinica and I'm looking foward to all of the challenges and changes ahead.

    Cons

    None at this time...seriously, the company is just taking off.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making the changes you're making....you're headed in the right direction


  2. Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Audubon, PA
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Audubon, PA

    I have been working at BioClinica full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I'm not sure where all the negative reviews have come from. In my experience the company is a good place to work and offers excellent paid time off and decent medical benefits. (Sadly, the days of great medical benefits anywhere are ancient history.) The IT department is very fast paced and embraces cutting edge technologies.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can get lopsided at times. On-call schedules need to be developed to prevent this from happening.

    Advice to Management

    Develop on-call schedules for off-hours support. We are an international company yet in this respect we still operate like mom-and-pop. Work on better integration of divisions. We merged with CLP over 2 years ago and Synarc over 1 year ago yet it seems like we are still 3 completely different cultures.


  3. Optimistic Outlook

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BioClinica full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are wonderful, hard working and always willing to help when needed. They are also passionate about the work they do and how they contribute to the overall good. Lots of change has occurred throughout the past couple of years and will always occur with growth. This brings great opportunities and learning experiences! With a new CEO comes a new leadership team. What has been seen so far is positive and optimistic for the company! It's a work in progress, but preparation has been underway for much growth in the near future and long-term.

    Cons

    As stated, it is a work in progress and the following Cons are currently focus points for the management team/company: Process improvement is needed throughout the organization. More focus on employee development and engagement is needed. Slow to offer valuable employees more responsibility and promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Kudos to the progress that the leadership team has made in the first half of 2015! Remember to walk your talk and stay engaged.


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  5. Worst company I have ever worked for!!!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at BioClinica full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    None. The pay was too low, benefits were average, management was incompetent, staff gossiping all day long, managers would stand behind you and watch you work without telling you they were there right away.

    Cons

    They will lie to your face and say they want to keep you and then fire you. Training is a joke. They are extremely understaffed, so there is no one available to train you properly, and then they will fire you because you ask for help. Morale is super low. During my first week, I heard people talking about how they can't wait to quit. According to my manager at the time, the company had a massive layoff in 2014-2015. This explained why they were understaffed and why everyone is upset. Plus the company keeps taking on new studies without considering the man power.

    Advice to Management

    You are the worst and have no business running a company. You will keep driving your employees away and will run the business into the ground.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Developer

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

    I worked at BioClinica full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Bioclinica offered plenty of opportunity to grow - There are a number of interesting projects with a variety of complexity - great way to get into the pharmaceutical industry with plenty of networking

    Cons

    - Lack of vision from leadership - Lack of mentorship from management staff - Teamwork between departments was counter productive

    Advice to Management

    Improve collaboration between teams and focus on personal growth, not just providing titles.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Business more worried about destroying competitors then improving

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newtown, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newtown, PA

    I have been working at BioClinica (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, great benefits. There was some great people to work with before the reduction in force had them walked out.

    Cons

    Management is more about who you know vs what you know, creating a management team that can't elevate their resources. People are laidoff based on personal agendas without thought to why they are there. This leads to jobs being offered back once the company realizes their poor decision.

    Advice to Management

    Build a management team built from people who will create a more successful culture. Make sure people are qualified for their positions.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Employees are underated

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Support Analyst in Audubon, PA
    Former Employee - Applications Support Analyst in Audubon, PA

    I worked at BioClinica

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Supervisors are open to working with your availability and taking time off or coming in late where needed There is some opportunity for growth in different departments

    Cons

    Highly political environment and employees are not really appreciated for their dedication and contribution to the company. Management is not interested in paying a competitive wage to employees and there is no profit sharing or bonuses at the end of the year, regardless of how well the company performs.

    Advice to Management

    Offer competitive wages to your employees and recruits and you will attract and retain great talent while keeping them happy to work for your company.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Work in progress

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

    I have been working at BioClinica full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company has grown ridiculously fast through acquisitions and mergers and there are more opportunities to move within the company than there used to be. New CEO just started and seems to be a good addition. Coworkers are friendly, and hard working, and there are still company events like holiday parties and summer outtings where you can bring your family. Many of my co-workers started in entry level positions and have been promoted or transferred to different roles over the years. Depending on what group you work in there is flexibility on working from home. Benefits are good too; lots of time off!

    Cons

    Turnover has been higher than in the past, probably because of the uncertainty that comes with mergers/acquisitions. The company is trying to replace people quickly, but it does put a lot of stress on the remaining staff.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down on acquisitions! Employees feel unsettled and need to understand the direction the company is headed in. Hopefully the new CEO will help with this and get things back to normal.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Quality is lacking since Merger

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

    I have been working at BioClinica

    Pros

    Good stepping stone into the industry

    Cons

    Poor communication and upper management skills. Very unorganized, processes are all over the place and no training.


  11. Helpful (3)

    I'm just glad I quit prior to killing myself! My best paying, worst employer to date.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Operations Associate in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Clinical Operations Associate in Portland, OR

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility - As long as you're willing to make up the time or take it as PTO, you can come and go as you please. Benefits - Very good in this regard.

    Cons

    Middle management lies and cares more about hiring friends/family than those best suited for the position. They'll say you didn't get the position due to your behavior, but the behavior they're referring to is the complaints they receive from particular employees that have to work with limited resources to complete their daily tasks in a timely fashion. Cost-of-living raises come on average once every six years and will only be approx. 3%. Also, they don't replace employees that leave but instead pile the work on others with no compensation. If you're lucky you may receive a BioBravo award for your efforts LOL. However, that's only if your manager puts you in for it. So you could probably imagine who would be chosen for these.

    Advice to Management

    To middle managers, what kind of behavior is acceptable? You think going around stating that an Ex-CEO prior to the Synarc/BioClinica merge was sleeping with his receptionist is acceptable (as you deny it but know it's true), but then decline promotion to an employee based off their behavior when it's complaints about work resources to complete daily tasks. Like... Seriously.



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