MDS

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Updated May 7, 2014

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3.3 10 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

MDS CEO, President, MDS Nordion Steven M. (Steve) West

Steven M. (Steve) West

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    great

    Director (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    Prosgood work experience and opportunity

    Consno cons that i can think of

    Advice to Senior Managementna

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No direction caused company to fail

    Director Global Marketing Communications (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsGood benefits
    Lots of HR internal employee programs

    ConsToo much."big company" bureaucracy
    Upper management bought the previous company then wanted to change it completely then wondered why the company went downhill

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou had to sell the company so I guess you know what you needed to do

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    Learn how to create a life that makes you happy, and create your own rules of success.

    Project Assistant (Current Employee) Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    ProsMDS inspire everyone that one can achieve whatever one decides to do through personal achievements, by doing and accomplishing your goals!

    ConsWe are updated about major changes at the latest and this can create a mess.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe planning is sometime a mess and need to be reviewed

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    good

    Sales Representative (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Prospeople food location facilities management

    Conswork hours no other on really

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good for long time stay

    Manager, Sales and Marketing (Current Employee) Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    Prosless pressure, become powerful in the organization,

    Consyou will be in a comfort zone soon after 3 years and leaving them is difficult. No enough manpower, always overloaded. No professionalism.

    Advice to Senior Managementadd some system and procedure to the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Professional and balanced

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsProfessional and work life balance

    ConsTraining needs to be improved

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Biting off more than they can chew

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOpportunities to prove yourself and grow

    ConsPolitics; Resource-strapped upper management heavy organization

    Advice to Senior ManagementEliminate politics; get organized

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good overall

    Director (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsSmart people, good compensation, global business

    ConsRestructuring and shutting down of Toronto HQ

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    There are many other CROs to choose from; stay clear of this one

    Operations Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsThis CRO offered good exposure to numerous therapeutic areas. They featured a varied client base, but many of those sponsors have chosen to go elsewhere. Some of the team are competent, ethical, hard working people who are invested in theie work, and have self-motivating character.

    ConsThis CRO has senior management that is, at best, marginally suited to the task of running a multi-site clinical research company. This is evidenced by the sharp decline in share value, when positioned against other CROs that enjoyed a bit of growth in the third and fourth quarters of 2009. In a nutshell, MDS gave its business away. Staff reductions rendered the company over-allocated and under-resourced, bloated in some areas, but drastically slashing labor force in others. Interestingly, they chose to reduce the clinical staff before reducing the administrative staff- a poor choice when quality data is your bread and butter. Site specific leadership was abyssmal in my experience. The director in this case was too young/ junior to understand what was needed to run the site effectively, and couldn't operate outside of a small comfort zone.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAnything offered at this point would be moot- a day late and a dollar short. In their next roles, perhaps they would be served well to visit the front lines on occasion, and listen carefully to what they hear on the ground. Getting information solely from site directors results in heavily filtered, spun messages that don't accurately convey the state of affairs. Overall, treat your employees as though they are your most valuable commodity- because they are.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The situation is worsening ...

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee) Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    ProsIt is a job with I believe resonable pay.

    ConsWith the change in senior management a few years ago, the company changed from a company respecting people to one that cares about numbers. The trend is getting worse and worse. Please note that MDS has three business units (Nordion in Ottawa of Canada, Analytical Technologies headquartered in Concord of Canada and Pharma with a head quarter in King of Prussia in US) and offices all over the world. Each business unit and each site may be different. The comments here is more applicable to the MDS Corporate located in Toronto of Canada.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is about people, not just numbers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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