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It's a job, not a career

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Audubon, PA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Audubon, PA

I worked at BioClinica full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Clean work environment, some really great and knowledgeable co-workers, decent benefits package, good work hours, rarely needed to work overtime. Employee birthday parties provided by company, many paid lunches and events. Awesome annual holiday party every year. Plentiful parking, decent location.

Cons

Some very clique-ish groups and managers, little to no opportunity to grow; very competitive and political atmosphere. Disputes and harassment not handled well by management, such as the person on the bottom usually being the 'fall guy' when something goes wrong. Supervisors tend to come out unscathed while bottom level employees are punished.
Sometimes workflows were too small, leading to boredom. Supervisors were lax in keeping employees busy. Xmas bonuses 86'ed, same with performance bonuses. Lack of decent incentives.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get more involved directly with the people who do the work instead of the ones who supervise them, recognize the cliques and break them up- they are killing company productivity.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Completely overworked with no work-life balance

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    Former Employee - Associate Project Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Associate Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at BioClinica

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good stepping stone

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Newtown, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Newtown, PA

    I have been working at BioClinica

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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