Novella Clinical
3.1 of 5 23 reviews
www.novellaclinical.com Morrisville, NC 500 to 999 Employees

Novella Clinical Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014
Novella Clinical – Research Triangle Park – “Novella Clinical Headquarters”

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100% Approve of the CEO

Novella Clinical President W. Richard Staub, III

W. Richard Staub, III

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59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Friendly, motivated environment.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLovely people, relaxed atmosphere that is balanced with ambition and the drive to succeed.

    ConsSmall company that may lack in training depending on your department. The overall training department is wonderful, but for specific positions much is left to independent learning.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    OK but struggling with growth

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice people, but weak management at all levels. Many of the managers have been there since they were tiny and haven't grown or developed in response to becoming a much larger and more global CRO

    ConsPolitics, short-term perspective, cost cutting such that systems and infrastructure are dated and always at the brink of failure

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind more competent managers; treat people with respect and not only as a commodity

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not inspiring

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMost people are nice. More flexibilty than many places regarding WFH options.

    ConsSome rotten apples; agreed upon by many, yet management does not have the wherewithal to cut them out. Lack of leadership and training--new people come in and it's a sink-or-swim kind of thing. NIckle and diming intelligent professionals about every billable moment--doesn't inspire to give more than 100%.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in training your people. They'll do a better job and feel better about the company. Stop with the intense emphasis on every breath being billable.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits and loved being able to wear jeans every day!

    ConsAs many have stated it's small trying to run like a huge CRO. Plus it's high school. If you have any kind of personality clash with your manager ...forget it! You might as well start looking for a new job. Lot of the same feels regarding who you know and not based on merrit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of dead weight. Managers who have been there too long and also act unprofessional. People shouldn't be afraid to speak their mind and not be worried about any retaliation. You can only speak your mind or offer suggestions if you someone's best buddy or good friends with manager. Things don't change because people there don't want to be held accountable.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Friendly Company Culture - Wonderful CEO

    Corporate Office (Current Employee)
    Morrisville, NC

    ProsRichard Staub, CEO, is a true leader. He has a kind, sweet demeanor and never meets a stranger. He genuinely cares about the company and it's employees. Flexibility is awesome! Benefits are decent. Pay is slightly below industry standard. CRA's aren't treated like workhorses (as often seen in the industry) - the company actually goes to great lengths to offer reasonable travel (50%) for CRAs (which is significantly less than the industry standard of 80% travel).

    ConsUnfortunately, this is also a "who-you-know" environment. Entry into the clinical space can be difficult and nearly impossible if you're not the son or daughter, old friend, neighbor's child, etc. - of a Novella decision-maker.
    Recent acquisition by Quintiles: the "plug" is that nothing changes, but this can not be true as there is too much redundancy. Novella will likely lose use it's small company charm and warm company culture.
    HR is NOT respected by anyone in the organization - the team is pretty inept and should've been replaced long ago.
    There is a weird staffing division within the company called NCR (Novella Clinical Resourcing). It provides staffing support to Novella AND it's very own competitors. Quite an odd business model.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't lose the inviting, friendly company culture

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Novella is a great company to work for

    Project Management (Current Employee)
    Raleigh, NC

    ProsFlexibility, promotions within, believe in work life balance, access to senior management, great people work here who are always willing to teach

    ConsCompensation is lower than industry standards, processes are scarce and are seldom used consistently across the board, not easy to get metrics for a client without using a ton of trackers

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't take so long to get rid of dead weight

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people working for this company are wonderful to work with and I found personnel in all departments willing to help across all departments in order to meet client deliverables.

    ConsThis company is growing at a very rapid pace and at times I don't believe that the infrastructure in some departments is able to handle the rapid growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave meetings with your staff on a regular basis and gather feedback on ways to improve inefficiencies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Mom and Pop shop trying to play with the big boys

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexibility, reasonable benefits, people generally nice

    ConsPoor systems and IT, founders still think it's a 50 person company

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    small and flexible

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat coworkers, great benefits, high emphasis on work/life balance, supervisors who care about your well being and advancement

    Conscannot recruit competent folks to get the work down. too many unproductive meetings. some redundant functional groups need to be cut.

    Advice to Senior Managementbe smarter.

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    Lots of opportunity if you take the initiative

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Durham, NC

    ProsExcellent benefits
    Company is very family friendly with flexible work schedules and benefits
    Large enough to have stability and growth every year
    Small enough for any employee (at any level) who does a good job to get recognized and rewarded
    Great coworkers, we work hard and play hard!

    ConsThere is a lot of work, and some groups are still in midst of making processes streamlined.

    Advice to Senior Managementbe more visible to staff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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