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New England Research Institutes Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
14 Reviews
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    NERI senior management have no direction.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New England Research Institutes

    Pros

    Relax and good place to learn if you are new to research field. Flexible schedule work best for worker with children.

    Cons

    Owners are getting old and have no real directions for grow but rely on people who have no expertise to lead a company. You can't let a blind to lead. Workers don't have much saying in the company anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire someone with a vision and let she/he run it without the interfere from owners.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Communication between executive staff and management is very weak.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New England Research Institutes

    Pros

    I appreciated the location, research content, and facility.

    Cons

    Culture, communication, atmosphere, review and feedback procedures.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    No longterm future

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New England Research Institutes

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good location outside Boston

    Cons

    no job security, salary employees are not salary but hourly. If you don't fill your 40 hours/week hourly quota you will be asked to switch to parttime where you lose your benefits or you will need to leave the company. Senior level managers are inconsistent and often not present.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Career Longevity

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watertown, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watertown, MA

    I have been working at New England Research Institutes

    Pros

    Pros depends on your area since statisticians are favored. If publishing is important to you, then statisticians have a good potential for obtaining publications here.

    Cons

    In general, employees are not valued by the owners/management. After 20yrs, the company moved to a new site. Upper management isolated themselves on the bottom floor and entitled themselves to convenient parking. All other employees are in cheap cubes on the upper floors and park across a street where there is no security. There is no potential for growth since employees are not valued. The survival of the company is dependent on government contracts with unhappy and controlling leaders that assume that they run the company, thus creating hypercritical attitudes from the staff across all clinical sites for their studies. The attrition rate and employee turnover rate is extremely high. Don't believe the hype they try to sell to you on the interview because lying is part of the culture. If offered employment and you feel like you have no other choices then make sure you add legal language to your employee contract about your employment status or you may suffer as others over many year of having your status changed from full to part time. The company is desperate for new clients business or it may not make it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are your most important clients. Owners should retire since they are decades past their retirement age.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    nice company with good funding before 2010

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    Former Employee - Programmer in Watertown, MA
    Former Employee - Programmer in Watertown, MA

    I worked at New England Research Institutes full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    nice people, nice work life balance

    Cons

    technology is kinda outdated, rely on Govt researching funding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It is a nice working environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watertown, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watertown, MA

    I worked at New England Research Institutes full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Workload is not so much
    The projects are versatile
    The work schedule is flexible

    Cons

    Share some of the downsides of working at NERI

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NO

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mostly a good place to work if you can keep your head down and not draw too much attention.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watertown, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watertown, MA

    I worked at New England Research Institutes full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most areas of the company are pretty laid back. Employees have some flexibility to adjust work hours to accommodate family needs. Work is interesting and provides benefit to others.

    Cons

    The "laid back" nature of the company depends on who you work for. It's strange how people sometimes vanish from the company without explanation--it leads to rumours about they just didn't get along with the right people and were booted out. There's been a lot of turnover at the senior management level lately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more information to employees about future work and direction of company. Owners are older, and it's not clear what the long-term plans are for the organization when they eventually retire.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Mixed bag

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Watertown, MA
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Watertown, MA

    I worked at New England Research Institutes full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Bright, friendly, highly educated employees. Low stress. Flex time. Free parking. Public transportation stops right in front of building. More offices than cubicles.

    Cons

    Mostly NIH funded studies rather than biotech or pharma, so may have a problem moving to industry. Company is now seeking industry studies. Pay may be a little lower than average. No designated room to have lunch with colleagues.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    New England Research Institutes provides opportunity to learn about clinical research management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Clinical Research Administrative Intern in Watertown, MA
    Former Intern - Clinical Research Administrative Intern in Watertown, MA

    I worked at New England Research Institutes as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The working environment is relaxed and there are many opportunities to get involved in clinical research projects. Clinical research projects are interesting and range from small to large scale/international in patient enrollment. The employees are very approachable.

    Cons

    There are few disadvantages to working at NERI. This company treats their employees well and maintaining their effectiveness as a CRO that manages several clinical trials.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    An excellent place to work where learning is the key motto

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at New England Research Institutes full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    All Master level researchers are placed under the guidance of a PhD level researcher so you learn a lot working on your research. A very academic atmosphere. Great benefits and pay. Good family values and very open to all cultures.

    Cons

    growth for MS level employees is limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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