Medical Research Consultants

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Updated June 14, 2015
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  1. Room for improvement, but far from terrible

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Medical Research Consultants full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    * Opportunity to make an impact on the company
    * Flexibilty in schedule, option to work remote
    * Relaxed atmosphere
    * While accused of favoritism and the "old guard," it IS possible to succeed on merit
    * Solid benefits - good medical, dental, vision, and life insurance

    Cons

    * Culture of rampant favoritism, and some of the accusations seem blatantly true
    * For positions in other departments aside from operations, pay is often below average market rates.

    Advice to Management

    Work with updated technology, take risks to enter other markets, and bring more honesty into the culture.


  2. High turnover

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Record Retrieval Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Record Retrieval Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Medical Research Consultants

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Very relaxed setting
    -the lazy workers are the ones that get the rewards
    -good place to start an office job
    -flexible hours
    -very easy interview
    -people are very close knit here but very clique-ish at the same time

    Cons

    -Upper personnel (CEO, VP, etc) don't even acknowledge those who work below them
    -benefits are not that great
    - people are kind of ghetto here and not very professional
    -questionable work ethics
    -VERY high turnover
    -nurses that work there weren't very respectful to those of the lower totem


  3. Learned a lot, good opportunities to be had

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medical Research Consultants

    Pros

    I was assigned goals and given free rein to come up with appropriate solutions - my supervisors were open to new ideas and ways of doing things, and overall quite supportive. It was very much a take and run with it sort of opportunity.

    Cons

    The cyclical nature of the business meant there were regular reductions in force, followed by restaffing and all of the training, culture assimilation that comes along with that.

    Advice to Management

    This would really apply anywhere, but be sure and give employees the support they need (whether it be via additional staffing, employee coaching, etc) to keep a healthy balance between work and life.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    A company with high turn-over and not very competent management. No room for growth, and very cliquish with those that d

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Record Retrieval Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Record Retrieval Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Medical Research Consultants full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Learn skills to move on to other companies, including business phone etiquette, customer service, administrative duties. Can work from home after 90 days in office.

    Cons

    Must meet a benchmark every month. Management seems very lazy, as they are not held to those standards.

    Advice to Management

    Train management teams better, and offer continuing education training for employees. Most of the management teams sat around and caught up with each other's personal lives. They seemed to be more satisfied with their promotion job title than the duties that came with it.


  6. Strives to make employees comfortable and encourages career growth

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medical Research Consultants full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Fun, engaging atmosphere
    -Crazy themed-dress code days
    -Company activities and Wellness Committee
    -Room to grow with company
    -Very generous bonus and stock programs
    -Parks Pantry break room and coffee bars throughout office

    Cons

    -Pay could be better as responsibilities have grown exponentially since being hired
    -Parking can be a nightmare some days

    Advice to Management

    It's just a suggestion but it would be nice if a manager could pass on to HR that an employee should receive a bump in pay when his/her responsibilities have increased greatly since being hired.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Plebs and patricians

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Researcher in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Researcher in Houston, TX

    I worked at Medical Research Consultants

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The benefits package is quite decent for the type of work that a Researcher or Expeditor does. The pay is decent for the type of job where you make phone calls all day and input data into a database.

    Cons

    However, once you have demonstrated that you are the best at what you are doing, the chances for advancement are not really there. Sure, you can be a team lead and get kicked up $2.50 an hour, but you still have to clock in and out... There isn't a clear path to making the crossover from pleb to patrician. The old guard who was with the company at the beginning doesn't allow new people into its salaried ranks.

    Advice to Management

    Fire your salespeople if they can't find new work. They are there to sell things. If they are successful, then you won't have to lay off everybody once a year.



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