Custom Learning Designs
2.5 of 5 6 reviews
www.cldinc.com Belmont, MA 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated May 27, 2014

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Donna Kilcoyne

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25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    ProsInteresting work. Location convenient.
    Benefits, compensation and time off policy is all reasonable and equitable. Talented co-workers; good work ethic. Supportive environment. Opportunities for advancement.

    ConsProjects are very deadline driven.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to be open to suggestions, innovative ideas.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great learning experience, but not a good place to stay for a long time

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Belmont, MA

    ProsYou will learn how to be a great medical writer, and you will have the opportunity to work on varied and interesting projects

    ConsSenior management is extraordinarily unsupportive and hostile towards employees--even long-term, senior staff are treated with suspicion and disrespect.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice coworkers, but no growth opportunities.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe location is convenient and you'll have a lot of nice people around you. I don't think the management is intentionally trying to screw you, I just don't think they know any better.

    ConsThere is limited growth potential, no bonuses or perks and the pay is not where it should be. The workloads are not fairly distributed among teams and the hours are long.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease treat staff fairly, add some nice perks and take into considerations that your staff have other employment opportunities. Work satisfaction needs to be a two way street and treated as such.

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    Sweatshop mentality

    Medical Writer (Former Employee)
    Belmont, MA

    ProsCLD is basically a one-stop shop for pharma training materials. It was a good place to hone writing skills and learn about different disease areas, but that's about it.

    ConsIt was very much an assembly line type of experience. You came in, wrote for 8 hrs, went home. Very little interaction with other employees. Writers were excoriated for the slightest mistakes. Not surprisingly, there was very high turnover in the writing department. Pay and benefits were mediocre at best. Employees were expected to show up at work during blizzards or be docked for time off. Very low morale. The graphics department seemed a bit better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI don't think the management was or would be interested in constructive criticism. It was the kind of place where you either suffered in silence or you were asked to leave.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Small company, hard workers, steady but repetitive work

    Medical Writer (Former Employee)
    Belmont, MA

    ProsSmall company; professional and hard working co-workers; steady work; quality work

    ConsNo real opp. for advancement; somewhat "production line" work experience in that each week's work is the the same as the last;

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive employees more room for creativity or at least variety; profit sharing...

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    Scary management

    Publishing (Current Employee)
    Belmont (Mauritius)

    ProsSome nice people on the staff

    ConsManagement is scary and demanding. The place is not professionally run. The CEO comes into the office about 15 hours a week. Meanwhile, the department manager in publishing spends the day surfing the internet. If you are a lower level person, you will do tons of work. You will get a lot of blame if something goes wrong but you will never be praised.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow up.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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