Quintiles Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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Pros
  • I definitely have work/life balance (in 51 reviews)

  • work-from-home position this would be a fit (in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • In IT you are encouraged to have a "work life balance" yet pressured to work 50-60-70 hours a week (in 59 reviews)

  • no money, no work life balance for programmers (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Project Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Clinical Project Coordinator in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Quintiles full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent training for position and growth/development. Great managers that encourage and motivate. always available. Flextime helped with Atlanta traffic. Offer the best benefits!

    Cons

    Some deadlines were unrealistic, several weeks work averaged 45 - 50 hour.s

    Advice to Management

    make a Work-life balance available for more positions instead of only on paper. Would cause less stress and job burnout. Overall a great place to work, pros definitely out weigh the cons.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work for if only.....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Quintiles

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This company has help many Americans live longer and lead a better lifestyle from the drugs it has helped bring to market. There are a few genuine work relationships. A small percentage of managers who really care about employees career path and growth. Flexible schedule especially if you are a single parent.

    Cons

    A culture of if broke why fix it especially from those who have been with the company for a long time and have learned to cut corners. Favoritism flourishes like lichens in the Tundra Biome and needs to be reviewed for sake of the companies success. IT needs to perform better after all most companies spend the most money trying to create solutions to save the company time and money and in the long run be profitable. Some employees abuse job flexibility which eventually hurts honest employees by adding to the work load.

    Advice to Management

    Hire real talent, recognize hard workers who walk the walk. Upper management needs to figure out how ways on how to receive real honest feed back from line managers on what goes on in the work place on a daily basis. Line Managers need to know A-Z the job of the employees they supervise this is the only way to give honest end year reviews. Too many long and fruitless meetings leads to employees not being fully engaged and only showing up to keep their jobs.


  3. Sr. IT Project Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Quintiles full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    One of the best CRO and visionary in the Pharma industry.

    Cons

    Collaboration between different business unit was a struggle.

    Advice to Management

    Due to some poor Management in some of the groups, lost good resources. Please focus on long term vision and instill those in vertical human capital management.


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  5. Quintiles has been a company that has been a constant learning process

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Coordinator in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Quintiles full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The hours are pretty flexible, the people and environment is friendly and has an onsite gym facility

    Cons

    Lots of manual process. constant changes

    Advice to Management

    Better communcation


  6. Large Global company with a small family feel. Lots of challenges and always new work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Specialist in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Quintiles full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and perks. Many different therapeutic areas, career opportunities and personal growth within the company.

    Cons

    Workload is large for any role within the company. Not for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Helpful (1)

    Solid contract company that will soon be the future of pharma sales.

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Quintiles full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary, bonus, commissions, benefits and great flexibility.

    Cons

    No guarantees on future employment, only 1-2 year contract terms with a few exceptions. Longevity is primarily based on timing instead of knowledge, skills and abilities.

    Advice to Management

    Great job, continue to aggressively pursue contract opportunities to aid employee retention.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Heavy workload, poor work life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Quintiles full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Solid company with excellent benefits. Power of the brand carries weight in the industry.

    Cons

    High rate of turnover, insufficient support of people implementing the project, poor work life balance, some IT systems are too old. Have to work in too many systems. Changes in senior leadership were long overdue. Need to resource and support staff and listen more.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more effectively to those experienced in doing the work. No favoritism. Review senior leadership more effectively. Plan better and have a more clear cut strategic plan.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Think twice! Whatever you do don't go to Project Services!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Quintiles full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty good if you have medical needs although it has gotten worse.

    Cons

    Work life balance is none. They will lie to get you in the door and then exploit you. People will stab you in the back and there is a severe shortage of staff because people leave in mass. We are currently 30% short of people and there is not ownership. There is a lot of favoritism and there is a lack of quality and work ethic.

    Advice to Management

    Create a better cohesive team atmosphere instead of throwing people under the bus.


  10. It is good

    Current Employee - Associate Pharmacovigilance Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate Pharmacovigilance Specialist in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Quintiles full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Greta pay benefits good ok

    Cons

    Nothing too much. Ok though

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. A bit discombobulated and disorganized

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Contractor - Medical Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Contractor - Medical Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Quintiles as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many opportunities in various segments of the health care industry. Since most jobs are contract-based, you may find yourself working for many nationally-ranked companies within a 5 year span.

    Cons

    Quintiles is a very difficult company to navigate and find out who's in charge of what. Very little information is available on social network and no help from their company website on personnel assignments. All you are told is to apply online. Well, we all know what that means ...

    Advice to Management

    Don't rely solely on online resume for future applicants



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