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6 people found this helpful  

Frustrating and a waste of energy and time

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Contracts Associate  in  Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Contracts Associate in Raleigh, NC

Pros

Benefits are great
PTO is pretty fair
Nice xmas party
Seems like each department is run uniquely- some departments are better than others.

Cons

Lack of administrative and equipment support ( ex: budget negotiators weren't given proper equipment to do their jobs, i.e. a calculator!)
No training and high turnover so you are thrown onto poorly-run studies and constantly putting out fires you didn't create.
Horrible communication between executive management, middle management and those on the ground.
No transparency, bad aura.
It is clear that executive management believes that monkeys could do the work, so you are easily replaceable.
Back-stabbing and gossip run rampant, so better make sure your managers like you.
Promotions and raises are hard to come by and are completely political and subjective (not merit-based).
One of the most demoralizing places I have worked- no recognition for going above and beyond, no real incentive to do better, and a lack of respect toward employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Respect your employees and give them a reason to work hard for you. Treat people like crap and work is always going to suffer and good people are going to leave.
There are good people who work under you. I'm sure you don't know it. But if you actually supported employee professional growth, you'd be much better off down the road when you are looking for a buyer.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work overall

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. You are always encouraged to take time off if you can. Most employees are really nice people.

    Cons

    There have been a lot of recent changes within clinical operations. Specifically, they are bringing in lots of inexperienced employees because they can pay them little. This has put a lot of strain on the experienced employees who have to pick up the slack.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value experience instead of cheap inexperienced labor. Get feedback from employees before making large operational changes. Continue valuing a healthy work/life balance

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best job I have ever had

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

    Pros

    I have had a great experience working here. Praised when I have done well, promoted quickly and love the atmosphere and people and I work with.

    Cons

    Just going through the transition of growing so quickly - it 's a great but requires also requires changes, so you need to be flexible and open to change to work here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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