Quintiles

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Company might be strong, but IT is highly dysfunctional

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - IT Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
Current Employee - IT Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

Pros

Good benefits. Bonuses have been strong the last several years. Company seems to be in a sweet-spot in the industry as we have no shortage of customers & contracts.

Cons

IT is micro-managed, e.g. travel approval only from VP (domestic) or CIO (int'l). Budgets are a joke. Money flows freely (wastefully even) in some areas and sparsely in others that really need it. Then when we're over budget in Q3 of each year (no surprise) all departments tighten up to make up the slack. Management is top-heavy. (How many Directors and Senior Directors and Vice Presidents does one IT shop really need?) Employees are expected to work long hours. Jobs are being shifted to India. Recognition is doled out sporadically and un-uniformly. Great work in some areas is completely overlooked because our CIO doesn't care about those areas while mediocre work (at best) is praised in other areas because the CIO promised version.next of some development project (despite the fact that the promised feature list has shrunk and dwindled simply to meet arbitrary timelines).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Trust your employees to make decisions for themselves, or get better employees. Don't be a bottleneck to success. Have a more holistic vision of IT on the whole (instead of tunnel vision focusing on your pet projects). Take care of your employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work and get experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    Lots of tools and resources.

    Cons

    way too many protocols to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your CRAs about work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Could of been better

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Healthcare Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Healthcare Representative in New York, NY

    I have been working at Quintiles full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good training
    Great people even management
    No micromanagement from Quintiles side only some from Janssen

    Cons

    On a contract with Janssen no security
    Lower pay, no car, no gas money,
    small budget, feels like a stepchild to Janssen employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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