INC Research
2.9 of 5 98 reviews
www.incresearch.com Raleigh, NC 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 24, 2014

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INC Research CEO Jamie MacDonald

Jamie MacDonald

(28 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "The people are great, good place to get experience and the benefits aren't bad"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Work from home option comes in-handy when also managing school schedule of small child"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "Another thing is poor work/life balance"
    in 5 reviews
  • "There is very very little or no communication from upper management"
    in 6 reviews
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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly. Good Training. Well Organized.

    ConsThe HQ is outside of RTP and not very convenient

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Human Resources Specialist (Current Employee)

    ProsEasy going work envirmonment, great staff.

    ConsI dont know much about INC...it was Kendle when I was there

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Leadership has dedication to getting start-up right

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsINC has a healthy atmosphere of change. Corporate culture is positive and supportive. Employees are empowered to make a difference. Strategies for a successful start-up aren't just three lines in a proposal. It is a commitment to getting it right. The Trusted Process is not a sales gimmick, it is a department of individuals that help the rest of us delivery the right way each time.

    ConsGrowth can be a struggle, but it brings opportunities. IT systems are being upgraded(a positive change with some duplication in the short term)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    INC Research was more interested in making money than their employees

    CDM (Current Employee)

    ProsLocation ( but they laid off everyone there)

    ConsNot very flexible even though it is a computer job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake your employees happy

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great for me

    Project Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsTherapeutically grouped in business units - each BU focuses on limited disease areas. Management within these BUs are separate, and agile. Career advancement opportunities are numerous within these BUs

    ConsMany of the functional groups outside of the therapeutic groups are very difficult to work with or produce poor quality result requiring lots of oversight. Lots of acquisitions produced processes that are disjointed and cumbersome - some things are much harder than they need to be.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a hard look at groups that keep the company rolling, and investigate pain points - simple things should not be difficult

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    ok to work few opportunities to expand skills

    Database Developer (Former Employee)
    Raleigh, NC

    Prosgood commute ,great city parking is convenient

    Consreluctance to provide training in new technologies

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good in my team but screwed up in other places

    IT Administrator (Current Employee)
    Raleigh, NC

    ProsInfoTech is well run and has good leaders and priorities. We seem to have less problems than finance and HR and the operations teams who have infighting, do everything manual even though we gave them systems that automate they stick to spreadsheets!!

    ConsTeamwork is at an all time low
    Turnover an all time high, the best are leaving

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop looking for shiny objects and create a strategy and stick to it
    Your best are leaving or being forced out - wake up!!
    Take the long term view

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great support and great people to learn from!

    Clinical Research Associate II (Current Employee)
    Raleigh, NC

    ProsThere is a lot of support from the company when learning new roles. Line managers and project teams are on board with helping you to succeed.

    ConsDifferent departments can feel like you're working at a different company. If you get in particular departments, the experience can be completely different. Each project is different, as well. If you have a good PM, your project will be smooth sailing. If you have a new PM, who doesn't set boundaries for the project, you can easily work 50+ hours a week trying to keep up with all of the extra work on spreadsheets and reports.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere are reports which pull from company systems, these are the reports that should be provided to sponsors. Ad-hoc reports are a lot of extra work and can end up being very expensive when you look at the man-hours everyone spends in getting them submitted every week. The company systems provide the same information, just with a 5 business day delay. The delay is worth all the extra hours that you'll be saving your budget from. If you agree to provide ad-hoc reports to sponsors, expect for your budget hours to be in the red by the end of the study. There's a reason company systems provide the reports they do.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Truth!!!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Raleigh, NC

    ProsVery Flexible, decent vaction, company shuts down for 1 weeking during the week of christmas. Company is big on advancement and career gro

    ConsWill not pay for promotion

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees are the most important asset of any company. Take care of employees and they will take care of you in the end. Employment retention and longevity has its advantages.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Clinical Data Analyst II

    Clinical Data Associate (Former Employee)
    New Hope, PA

    ProsExcellentent mentorship. I came with no data management experience and learned all I know from my mentors.

    ConsAs INC grew due to the acquisitions of other CROs, they cut jobs across the board without any notice at all, One day someone was here...one day they were gone. This was sad as my position was secure but I chose to leave because I did not feel the friendly vibes any more which was very disheartening to me an my fellow co-workers

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to be more proactive in supporting your staff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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