ICON

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Need for transparency, better talent retention policies, lean management approach

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

I have been working at ICON full-time

Pros

"Brand Name Recognition" CRO
Large number of resources
Opportunities exist for exposure to diverse array of projects and work
There are some truly intelligent people to work with

Cons

Too large of a CRO that change often comes slowly
Divisions lack coherent and consistent communication and resource sharing model
Management sometimes rewards tenure over actual ability or skill set
There exists dead weight at various levels that should be exposed

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Become more transparent and involved in the ground level discussions of performance because this is a knowledge based service product we're delivering. Reward loyalty and retain talent via curated vertical pathway, career development via conferences and additional training /education, and recognize individuals who should be managing/mentoring people with those who definitely should not.

Neutral Outlook

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    All business, not about the people anymore

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at ICON full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some nice perks like compressed days and good benefits. But that is all.

    Cons

    They became the company that is all about business, and don't care about the people. Used to be a great place to work, but it went downhill quickly as it grew.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company and People, low salary

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

    I have been working at ICON full-time

    Pros

    New group; alliance partners with big pharma
    Training and support now established
    Easy enough for experienced PM/CTM
    Work from home; great IT and equipment provided for home office

    Cons

    low salary due to early developement focus (early phase/FIH)
    Some times work long hours to meet deadlines; par for the course
    Some clients/sponsor difficult to work with; not much support there even in the worst circumstances
    No Study Start Up group - CTM/PM fins for themselves; not very good resource or data base for site selection activities
    Lack of communication between departments leads to not knowing who is suppose do what sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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