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Helpful (2)

Completely overworked with no work-life balance

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Associate Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Associate Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Co-workers are nice and easy to talk to You get to work with a variety of clients Most Managers are approachable and are willing to help you learn

Cons

The company continually thinks that they can do more work with fewer people. The turnover rate in the Project Management department is really high probably due to burnout. They promise a lot and don't follow through. They have guidelines for promotions but it doesn't seem to be followed. They have an orientation system for training new hires where you have meetings with every department, but it took a year to complete because it took them so long to schedule the meetings. By the time the meetings took place, I didn't really need them because I had been working closely with that department for months. No respect of work-life balance although they claim to and the salary isn't adequate for the number of hours worked. The departments are often trying to shift the blame when something goes wrong, but it is usually due to being very understaffed for the amount of work.

Advice to Management

Stop overworking everyone and provide enough staff for the number of projects in every department. People are constantly worried about losing their jobs so are always trying to shift blame. Sales promises every client the fastest turnaround time, but there aren't enough people to accomplish this, which causes some friction within the departments determining which projects are priority.

Other Employee Reviews for BioClinica

  1. Helpful (3)

    Good stepping stone

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Newtown, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Newtown, PA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1- Good Benefits as with any major company 2-Opportunity to work 40 hours as long as you arrive 7-9am and work your full day. 3-Great colleagues 4-Good place to gain experience then move on to a larger salary with less stree

    Cons

    1- Pay is much lower than anywhere else 2-There is a large turn over rate with PM 3-Associate PM are hired right out of college with peanuts for pay. They are then promoted to PM way too soon with very little compensation. There is no time for PM to mentor APMs so they are too green to take on projects solo. This causes many issues in projects that turn into disasters. 4-Managers give reviews once a year and nothing else. Employees should not be shocked when let go. If managers worked with their employees throughout the year, then a lay off would not be a shock. Lay offs come completely unexpected. If you intend on letting someone go, it should not surprise the employee. Reviews and goals should be set, discussed and reviewed every 3 months. 5-They lay off many knowledgeable people due to personality reasons or trivial matters. I have watched so many talented people go without warning. It is a disgrace and the company suffers as a result. 6-No interest in professional growth and development as a result, people gain experience and split. 7- Morale is very low. 8-Focus if company is to put out fires and then play catch up. No projects run smoothly. Very disorganized. 9-A great deal of gossip occurs with management and discussed with employees that should not be privy to that type of gossip. 10-PMs carry heavy work loads and too many projects per PM. Expect to have 10-20 projects depending on how much they like you.

    Advice to Management

    Hire experienced PMs. Work on professional development, mentoring current employees and invest in your employees. Stop laying off those that work hard and care. They keep the stagnant employees who sit and play on the internet, complain under their breaths and avoid the radar. Retraining new employees is costly.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Bio is cheap

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newtown, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newtown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    it is laid back. A good environment for those who are attending school and while try to earn a living.

    Cons

    Management is cheap and will not invest in new people. Salaries are and low and most people are not satisfied with their eanings

    Advice to Management

    Its important to engage with employees and find out Operationally the the company is not doing well. Employee are the best to estimating the non-financial performance of a company


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