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Friendly Company Culture - Wonderful CEO

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Current Employee - Corporate Office in Morrisville, NC
Current Employee - Corporate Office in Morrisville, NC

I have been working at Novella Clinical full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Richard Staub, CEO, is a true leader. He has a kind, sweet demeanor and never meets a stranger. He genuinely cares about the company and it's employees. Flexibility is awesome! Benefits are decent. Pay is slightly below industry standard. CRA's aren't treated like workhorses (as often seen in the industry) - the company actually goes to great lengths to offer reasonable travel (50%) for CRAs (which is significantly less than the industry standard of 80% travel).

Cons

Unfortunately, this is also a "who-you-know" environment. Entry into the clinical space can be difficult and nearly impossible if you're not the son or daughter, old friend, neighbor's child, etc. - of a Novella decision-maker.
Recent acquisition by Quintiles: the "plug" is that nothing changes, but this can not be true as there is too much redundancy. Novella will likely lose use it's small company charm and warm company culture.
HR is NOT respected by anyone in the organization - the team is pretty inept and should've been replaced long ago.
There is a weird staffing division within the company called NCR (Novella Clinical Resourcing). It provides staffing support to Novella AND it's very own competitors. Quite an odd business model.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't lose the inviting, friendly company culture

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  1. Novella is a great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Project Management in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Project Management in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Novella Clinical full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, promotions within, believe in work life balance, access to senior management, great people work here who are always willing to teach

    Cons

    Compensation is lower than industry standards, processes are scarce and are seldom used consistently across the board, not easy to get metrics for a client without using a ton of trackers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take so long to get rid of dead weight

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  2. Great Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novella Clinical

    Pros

    The people working for this company are wonderful to work with and I found personnel in all departments willing to help across all departments in order to meet client deliverables.

    Cons

    This company is growing at a very rapid pace and at times I don't believe that the infrastructure in some departments is able to handle the rapid growth.

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    Have meetings with your staff on a regular basis and gather feedback on ways to improve inefficiencies.

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