Quintiles Reviews

Updated June 10, 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 (4)

    Awful Company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - CRA in Morrisville, NC
    Former Contractor - CRA in Morrisville, NC

    I worked at Quintiles as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They will hire anyone and promote them to a management position.

    Cons

    Lousy management, overworked staff and no accountability my upper level staff.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Prepare for Annual Layoffs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Morrisville, NC

    I worked at Quintiles (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Plenty of challenging projects to work on. Great pay and benefits. Solid company and is a leader in the Clinical Research industry. Can work from home.

    Cons

    No matter how well you perform, you could be part of the annual layoffs so beware. Quintiles manages the company like 'Hunger Games'. Someone is going die (be removed). Very, very political org. Open environment so the office is very noisy.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage your budgets rather than laying off people to make your budget. If you don't value your employees, you will not succeed. Hire leaders with strong financial and people skills.


  3. Don't believe "contract to hire"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - IT Department in Morrisville, NC
    Former Contractor - IT Department in Morrisville, NC

    I worked at Quintiles as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Interesting work. Financially stable, growing company. Decent work life balance. Contractors are treated well (except for Cons below). Opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    No compunction about advertising "contract to hire" when position is not budgeted (discovered after the fact). They will sound sincere, but there is no drive or effort to keep their promise despite positive performance feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Get your arrogance in check with respect to the timeliness of hiring talented contractors, who in good faith, come onboard expecting you keep your hiring promise.


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  5. Great place if you are a permanent employee

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in Morrisville, NC
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in Morrisville, NC

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Good tools to work with. Good learning environment.

    Cons

    Not good if you are a contractor. Often terminated with no prior notice even with an extended contract.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with more respect; give contractors a heads up if they are going to be let go.


  6. Generally a good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Morrisville, NC

    I worked at Quintiles full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Honest, smart people, for the most part.

    Cons

    A lot of tension between various teams and departments. Way, way too many managers. Hyper sensitive change control, which is understandable but also constricting.

    Advice to Management

    Flatten out the structure - remove as many levels of management as possible.


  7. Helpful (2)

    OK - not great

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

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

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

    Pros

    Fantastic co workers - people on the ground are great

    Cons

    highly, highly, highly political environment

    Advice to Management

    support your teams - clean up your process


  8. Good Workplace, Low pay scale compared to others

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Statistical Programmer I in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Statistical Programmer I in Morrisville, NC

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

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

    Pros

    Good Workplace, low stress and low pressure compared to other CRO's in Raleigh-Durham.

    Cons

    Low pay scale compared to other CRO's like paraxel or PPD.

    Advice to Management

    get competitive with pay scale


  9. Helpful (1)

    Very challenging and stressful

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Associate in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Associate in Morrisville, NC

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

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with were the best

    Cons

    micro management and too much critiquing.

    Advice to Management

    give people space and let them work


  10. Helpful (1)

    IT group is trying to grow... a lot of changes going on internally which CAN be good.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Direct manager is awesome. Excellent benefits and concern for employees Work/life balance.

    Cons

    Upper-level managers seem unapproachable, seems like an "old boys" club with some managers jockeying for favoritism. Current mood is one of uncertainty. Pay is not on par with similar positions in other companies - leads to a lot of turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Try smiling at people and saying hi once in a while :-)


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Statistical Programmer in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Statistical Programmer in Morrisville, NC

    I have been working at Quintiles

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good competitive pay in comparison to similar jobs. Vert experienced coworkers. Ability for personal development is fair. Hands on business style.

    Cons

    Difficult to manage work life balance. Favoritism is shown. Sense of mistrust among leadership and regular employees. So many people have been there for so long that there are tight knit circles. Hard for new people to find a home.

    Advice to Management

    Open up and show people they are welcome. Respond to concerns in a timely manner. You don't need a survey for everything. Make employees think you cate about them not just your bottom line.



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