INC Research Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
113 Reviews
3.2
113 Reviews
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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
  • They sell you on "management by results" and "flexibility/work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • There is very very little or no communication from upper management (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    So far, so good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate  in  Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Wilmington, NC

    I have been working at INC Research full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They were able to meet my salary requirements. The benefits are great! My training/orientation session was awesome! My managers have been completely available for coaching. I love it here.

    Cons

    There is lots of training. It feels neverending.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at INC Research

    Pros

    Family, not a corp machine

    Cons

    Some employees carry large revolving debt for company short term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place a Universal Corp Card in travel site for Flights. Employees will be happy to carry, hotel and retal cars for short term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Exciting!

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

    I have been working at INC Research full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A company that is concerned about people and also contribute to bring new therapeutics who people who need.

    Cons

    Compensation and benfits for specific region would need to be review.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    good work life balance.

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

    I have been working at INC Research full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great mentor-ship by senior employees, open relationship

    Cons

    Should do more delegation of work to new employees, just for the sake of training with no real ownership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to become a real professional

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

    I have been working at INC Research

    Pros

    Perfect project teams, great leadership

    Cons

    Slow recognition of input, postponed appraisals, internal education limited to the USA

  7.  

    Loved it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Document Control Specialist  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Document Control Specialist in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at INC Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Over time pay
    Great management
    Excellent Co Workers
    A week off at Christmas

    Cons

    Pay could be more competitive towards other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Outstanding!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior CRA  in  Regional (Peru)
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Regional (Peru)

    I have been working at INC Research as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strong, supportive leadership for cohesive teams.

    Cons

    I have never encountered any cons or conflicts while working at INC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support your CRAs and support teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great support and great people to learn from!

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

    I have been working at INC Research full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

    Different 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 ManagementAdvice

    There 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    The comapny has shown me an enormous amount of respect from supporting my relocation through to my career development.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruitment Manager  in  Camberley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Manager in Camberley, England (UK)

    I have been working at INC Research

    Pros

    INC Research has supported my career development.
    I work hard and subsequently have always been recognised for it; I have been promoted into a position of management and been given the autonomy to make the decisions that I feel are right for my team.
    I am not just another number; my opinion matters!

    Cons

    This is a company where you are recognised for your merit; people who just want to coast or do not perform are quickly found out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust in your employees; they will deliver!!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Somewhat fast pasced environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CRA Lll
    Current Employee - CRA Lll

    I have been working at INC Research

    Pros

    Company closed between Christmas and New Years with paid time off in addition to 2 week vaction.

    Cons

    Company experiencing growing pains. There is not enough communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would converse more with CRAs on how to improve project managment.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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