Octagon Research Solutions

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Octagon Research Solutions Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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  1. Poor motivation

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Operations Associate in Feasterville, PA
    Former Employee - Regulatory Operations Associate in Feasterville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Octagon Research Solutions (More than a year)

    Pros

    Vast exposure to client projects and industry leadership in pharmaceutical submission expertise.

    Cons

    Low pay, mundane work, very unhappy management team led to a pretty unhappy team.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure the business to allow for better pay and motivation of your employees. Attrition kills!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Awful place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Wayne, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Octagon Research Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I've been paid for work

    Cons

    Management is "to short" and myopic for the tasks company perusing. Newer has been valued for my job there. Peoples being replaced again and again. Company looking for a cheep labor and persistently outscores jobs overseas

    Advice to Management

    Start value technical peoples. Start hire Americans.


  3. Helpful (1)

    No longer exists

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Octagon Research Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Octagon was a great place and did well with client projects and turned a profit.

    Cons

    Accenture acquisition was horrible. It's now all about covering Accenture's enormous costs. The new building is tiny and managers lost their offices. Accenture people are elitist and clearly dislike Octagon management.

    Advice to Management

    Should never have been acquired by Accenture


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  5. Accenture Aquisition

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    Current Employee - Sales in Wayne, PA
    Current Employee - Sales in Wayne, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Octagon Research Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Accenture will bring a lot of new services to our offerings

    Cons

    like any other aquisition, there is change that we need to work through right now

    Advice to Management

    Please have more meetings with us to update us on the progress of the transition


  6. Regulatory Operations

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Operations in Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Regulatory Operations in Wayne, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Octagon Research Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You will learn an immense amount, great place to build regulatory foundational experience.

    Cons

    Redundant, monotonous tasks, unappreciative management, and long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Branch out and build a relationship with the staff.


  7. Great place to get started in your career

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    Current Employee - Associate in Wayne, PA
    Current Employee - Associate in Wayne, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Octagon Research Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of position openings Great place to learn/get experience with the industry Responsibilities above your experience level if you're a go-getter, can earn fast promotions Good number of PTOs

    Cons

    High turnover due to pay and lack of a work from home policy (for long commuters) Not for people looking for a cozy job, it is always busy

    Advice to Management

    Improve efficiency then improve pay


  8. Helpful (1)

    Stay Away.... Save Yourself!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Learned some new skills. Co-workers were receptive and tried their best.

    Cons

    No support whatsoever from management. People would ask for help or they had issues management would literally say they have a meeting in five minutes and then run off! Happened NUMEROUS times. Could never get anyone to advise on anything. What were they managing I wonder??? Basically left people completely in the dark about new projects. Then when there were mistakes or unexpected issues, it was all our fault. People would get YELLED at from management in front of other co-workers. Highly unprofessional! I have worked at different organizations for almost 20 years and I can tell you this is THE WORST JOB I HAVE EVER HAD.

    Advice to Management

    Need to wipe out existing management and hire all new. Should be required that management take or have taken in the past management courses on how to work with people and not act like babies.


  9. Worst company i had worked for. Worst management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    When you want to learn something. And if you are a workaholic you will like the job.

    Cons

    Managers will never praise for doing a good job. They will always try to find something wrong. It is not a healthy environment to work.

    Advice to Management

    Act like professionals.



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