Chiltern International

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Chiltern International Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
32 Reviews
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  1.  

    Chiltern Not the company it was

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

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

    Pros

    If you are in management you don't have to do much work

    Cons

    No inter-departmental or global communication.
    Each country office is managed differently.
    No transparency.
    Poor career opportunities if you are not prepared to stay at Chiltern for life.
    The investment company that owns Chiltern is not looking at employees futures, just profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more work and inform your employees
    Listen to employees before you make decisions about things you don't work with.
    You title does NOT mean you know what you are doing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Declining interest, morale, growth, opportunities and money. God save us.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Chiltern International

    Pros

    Good global team. Very nice training structure (again due to global set up). Exposure to different CDMS systems.

    Cons

    To many on local/regional front (Mumbai, India). Ineffective and very poor administration, management. Complete absence of employee benefiting sentiment or a presence of respect or belongingness towards the employees. Zero transparency in decision or policy making. Biased approach towards giving promotion or salary hikes (if at all somebody is getting it). Utter step motherly attitude towards old employees (somebody who is there for 3+ years). Rather they have been indirectly communicated by such attitude that they are expendable at any point. No business development on local front. Senior management completely handicapped, clueless and inactive when there is drought of incoming projects. 2 years compulsory bonds for anybody with whatsoever experience joining the company and this will only be initiated when somebody accepts the offer and starts attending office so there is no going back unless he is having any other offer in hand. Complete absence of employee appreciations, raise, awards, social programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't see any room or though of improvement as the advice would fall on deaf ears and blind eyes.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Challenged daiily to not compromise work quality on projects with poor leadership and inadequate management.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chiltern International

    Pros

    Offers regional, home based positions

    Cons

    Weak and inexperienced management infrastructure resulting in high turn over rates at all levels of a project team.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Life made difficult by manager and was pregnant

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    Former Employee - Senior Regulatory Manager  in  Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Regulatory Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Chiltern International part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I don't work there any more!!

    Cons

    Told by manager thati had to take maternity appointments on my own time and that once a month was "too many". When took manager to hr, felt I got treated unfairly and would have done them for constructive dismissal if I hadn't felt so stressed and depressed. Sideline you once pregnant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure managers are appropriately trained in hr policies and law and are made to realise that being on maternity leave is temporary. Make sure managers adhere to policies and do not tolerate bullying.

    Chiltern International Response

    Jan 24, 2013Associate Director, HR

    It was surprising to read this review. Chiltern International Limited employs a high percentage of female employees and subsequently support a large number of employee pregnancies. We have always ... More

  6.  

    frustrating to want to do a ggod job but company only cares about money

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Chiltern International

    Pros

    good benefits, pto time, nice co-workers

    Cons

    clinical monitoring department management does not respect or value the CRA's; CRA's are treated poorly and not shown recognition or appreciation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    US upper management have a backbone

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Disappointing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CRA
    Former Employee - CRA

    I worked at Chiltern International

    Pros

    good training (internet, one-to-one, group)
    possible to be involved in a wide range of activities from monitoring to submissions
    nice offices and location
    very good tech support

    Cons

    poor and unfair management (bordering on unprofessional)
    work long hours with little recognition or appreciation for work well done
    given tasks without clear objectives
    morale of staff low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your staff more fairly
    improve staff morale
    improve staff communication

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Disappointing

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

    I have been working at Chiltern International

    Pros

    It is a small company that has potential if they were to assemble a good management team that would leverage ideas from their prior experiences.

    Cons

    Where do I start....salary is not competetive, merit increases are non-existent, promoting from within does not seem to be a priority and the company seems rudderless at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job of finding the pulse of your employees....there are some really smart and talented people with great ideas right under your nose. Take care of your employees and they will take care of you. Also hire better people to handle your bid defenses....this is a obvious area of weakness in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    A notch above Quintiles/PPD, but a lot left to be desired

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chiltern International

    Pros

    - Company pays fairly well for being a CRO
    - No real micromanagement
    - Offer flexibility that benefits work/life balance

    Cons

    - All of the transition/acquisitions it's gone through the last 2-3 years have taken there toll
    - Very little communication between divisions
    - No feedback on job performance
    - Too informal; still stuck with small company mentality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on development programs to make employees a best in class compared to rest of industry. Give honest feedback to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Good career opportunities

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

    I have been working at Chiltern International

    Pros

    Good opportunities to develop: good training and manager guidance available.

    Flexible around reasonable work-life demands.

    Stable senior leadership team.

    Personable atmosphere.

    Cons

    High workload for most.

    Could do more to recognize people's contribution and efforts.

  11.  

    Okay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Management  in  Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Project Management in Wilmington, NC

    I have been working at Chiltern International

    Pros

    Health care plan is good

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for career advancement or moving internally between positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more career advancement opportunities, rather than hiring outside of the company

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