Celerion Reviews

Updated February 17, 2015
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  1. Good place to work at!!

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

    I have been working at Celerion full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Place is not like any other place I've worked at. I work in the Customer service dept as a Study Participant Rep. The managers are very good at there job and take it seriously. The job is not stressful and for the pay is well worth the work load. There are those days when the job get hard, but other than that good work environment.

    Cons

    Resources are nothing compared to my previous jobs, cubicles are too small and chairs need to be replaced. Computer software is out of date, but everything is there to get the job done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. great company for experience in clinical research

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

    I worked at Celerion

    Pros

    great coworkers
    you will gain a lot of experience

    Cons

    no work-life balance
    a lot of turn over

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Good experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Conduct Technician in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Clinical Conduct Technician in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Celerion part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Experience. Company knows how to do procedures correctly and follow FDA, GCP, SOP's.

    Cons

    Office drama. Though true everywhere, it seemed more so with this company. Some allegiances are questioned, especially participants word over employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More hands on. Clinic management is hardly seen. Attention to employee needs, especially in regards to families and time-off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Good company for full/part time position.

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Celerion

    Pros

    Coworkers are welcoming. Company does special events for employees.

    Cons

    If you are a variable employee. You do not get benefits. Hours can be reduced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think overall its a very good company. Just offer more full/part time positions instead of "variable" positions.

  6. Good for starting up your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Study Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Clinical Study Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot but limited to the early phase clinical research and harder to expand into the job market from there.
    Good people, hard working, fast paced.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is discussed but not really well supported. Limited opportunities for advancement once you are in middle management. VERY sub-par benefits and pay compared to other CROs. Bonuses are only at director level or above so it is a hard sell to meet all your targets if you don't share in the profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring up salaries in line with market. Train your people (a budget for training would be a good start) and send them to industry meetings, have career plans for them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. This used to be a good company...under MDS Pharma

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

    I worked at Celerion full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Job security. As log as you show up (most of the time), you've got a job. HR is really afraid of legal action, so you're safe once you've made it past the probationary period.

    Cons

    Management does not manage. Different standards for different people. Handful of entry level employees are responsible for majority of work, and are not rewarded for those efforts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management ought to take a ground level approach to management, to individual site management, entry management, and entry admin staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. nearly minimum wage monotony

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Conduct Associate in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Clinical Conduct Associate in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Celerion part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    add experience (clinical if needed) to your resume

    Cons

    low pay
    difficulty to advance
    not a place to go if you think outside the box and want to grow career wise. DEAD END JOB.
    lacks luster or motivational tools
    feeling like your in a prison along with study participants

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is nothing management can do when you are getting paid almost minimum wage ($11.50/hr) but have a lot of expectation and responsibility placed on you. Job requires no college degree, your basically just a factory worker, a factory aimed at human testing for early stage pharmaceuticals. Everyone that works there hates it, I feel bad for them, they have no other options.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great work/life balance, very friendly people, exposure opprotunities to various aras of drug development industry

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

    I have been working at Celerion full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a CRO, so within Clinical Pharmacolpgy Sciences (CPS) group there are lots of opporunities to work with differnt small or large pharma or biotech. Get lots of exposure to innovative trial designs across differnt therapeutic areas. Group is split into 4 cross-functional teams and some focus on a few core therapeutic areas while others on specific market segment (i.e. small biotech). Staff is very friendly, and there are telecommuting opporunities, even at higher management level (i.e. Director).

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are limited and current stanrting salaries tend to be low. Mangement prefers to hire people with less experience for less money and train them on the job. Because of location of main office in NE, there are no other opportunities in the area, so people tend to stay for decades, and management has attitude that most employees are "low risk for leaving". Once classified as such, the only opportunity for advancement is through showing proof of a better job offer somewhere else.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Celerion is Great!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Celerion full-time

    Pros

    Great industry, colleagues are highly knowledgeable and well-versed in the industry,

    Cons

    No cons to this organization

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. Celerion

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Celerion

    Pros

    Never boring. Each day brings something new and interesting.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

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