INC Research Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
118 Reviews
3.2
118 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work from home option comes in-handy when also managing school schedule of small child (in 7 reviews)

  • Very flexible work hours & week off during Xmas (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • They sell you on "management by results" and "flexibility/work-life balance (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Company is growing

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

    I worked at INC Research full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large number of new contracts, Really good experience and get to learn a lot of new things

    Cons

    Middle management needs to interact more with the associates, closed door policy with no transparency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep more transparent communication, define and standardize common processes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at INC Research

    Pros

    efficient, compensation, home based , benefits

    Cons

    I do not have anything negative to say

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sponsor Contracts Change Orders: you best think twice!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sponsor Contracts Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Sponsor Contracts Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at INC Research full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Overall, the company seems to be a healthy, growing CRO. They have your basic benefits and the PTO is reasonable. They also shut down over Christmas so that is nice.

    Cons

    I have been treated like a 6 year old twice in my life. Once, when I was 6 years old. The second time was during my time at INC Research. I left an excellent job because I thought this would be a good move for me. I voluntarily left, without a backup plan, in less than a year because of the worst management team I have ever experienced or even heard about.
    Examples of the fun you will be introduced to if you join the Sponsor Contracts Change Orders team:
    1.Managers who openly gossip about their direct reports to other employees.
    2.Managers who share confidential information with other managers, when the employee has no clue this information is being shared.
    3.Managers who sell the idea of working from home after your probationary period, but then take the offer off the table once you are in the door.
    4.Managers who have inappropriate relationships with staff members.
    5.Managers that pretend to walk down the hall to get something off the printer, when they are actually taking notes to see who is at their desk and who is not…but then they come and go as they please (kind of comical at times because they leave papers shuffled on their desk and their desk lights on in order to appear like they are still at work).
    6.Managers who assign work out to people based on who they like or don’t like – purposely overburdening certain people so they can call them out on deadlines later.

    I could go on and on. This team of managers must have been the kids that got picked on in high school and now they want to take it out on the world. Usually, you find one or two people in a group like this but this place has a whole team like it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at where your turnover is and then do something about it. Your Sponsor Change Orders group could be 3 times better with the right management team (which would not include ANY of the current management team).

    Quit comparing yourself to Quintiles so much. When I hear Quintiles more than I do the name of our own company in the quarterly Town Hall meetings, that's a problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was better when it was Kendle

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ahmedabad (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ahmedabad (India)

    I worked at INC Research full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good if u have global reporting, Flexible, WFHetc

    Cons

    India Management Pathetic, No Vision at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please change the India Leadership...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you are thinking about going to work there, think again.

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

    I worked at INC Research

    Pros

    I met some nice people.

    Cons

    Had the worst boss ever. I have never been so happy to leave a place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should pay attention what is happening in the Finance group. There is a lot of turnover and with good reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Nice people

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

    I have been working at INC Research full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work, nice amount of PTO including week off for Christmas

    Cons

    Rolling lay offs always left you wondering if you we're next.

  8.  

    Great Opportunities - Value Employees

    • 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

    Pros

    Very good progression within the company - promotion within 2 years of working here and regular salary reviews.

    Cons

    People are too quick to criticize and slow to look at their own contribution and how they can improve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    World renowned research company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at INC Research

    Pros

    Good opportunities to work on many projects

    Cons

    Can be very demanding and high pressure.

  10.  

    Drug Safety

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at INC Research full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good amount of vacation time, a lot of work from home positions

    Cons

    Pay is on low end and very little opportunity to learn new things or functional cross training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunities to Grow!

    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Over the years my experience has been that opportunities are there if you work hard.

    Cons

    Work can be challenging at times, but you do receive recognition for a job well done!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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