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Quintiles Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
585 Reviews
3.1
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I believe them when they say that work/life balance is a priority for them (in 51 reviews)

  • Good interpersonal relations, good working environment, possibility to work from home (in 38 reviews)


Cons
  • This does get compensated by the fact that work - life balance is very nice (in 59 reviews)

  • Bangalore office situated in wrong place, there is no work life balance (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Site ID Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Site Start-Up Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Site Start-Up Specialist in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Promotions hard to move up in the department. Perks were good. Training was good when we had our trainer, but when the department dismissed our trainer the training for our department was not efficient.

    Cons

    Once the owner of the company semi retired the compensation, work-life balance and time off policies changed in our department. I can not spoke for other departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Once the owner of the company semi retired the compensation, work-life balance and time off policies changed in our department. i can not spoke for other departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Professional Sales Representative

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Quintiles

    Pros

    Great stepping stone for entry level Pharma seekers. Work life balance was tolerable. Management was supportive.

    Cons

    Offered empty promises. HR remote portal was difficult to navigate. Did not feel apart of the contract company the separation between direct and contract was very evident

    Recommends
  3.  

    Good opportunity to work in a new industry

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Quintiles as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Caring upper management and professional training. Great company culture.

    Cons

    Contract wasn't renewed and I was laid off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company, core values people, and people

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager

    I worked at Quintiles

    Pros

    good management and understand proper business channels

    Cons

    limited job security with nature of contract company, sales rep salary cut due to administration overhead and no negotiation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you are good at, managing good people in a very professional posture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Was a great job, 2014 downgraded to a good job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Quintiles full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Quinitles is growing and is expanding/hiring in specific areas.
    Quintiles has money to get things done when they are needed.
    Executive Management is not running their CRO business into the ground. They are constantly looking for new ways to expand market share and make money.

    Cons

    Things have gone from great to good because:
    They went to "sweatshop seating" and crammed everyone in RTP into two buildings.
    Benefits are disappearing (PC purchase plan, etc.)
    Layoffs happen throughout the year and people are starting to be afraid that it can happen to them at any time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    2014 was the year of negatives. Everything got worse, there was nothing in the plus column. Morale needs a boost ... there's got to be some aspect of peoples' jobs that can improve in 2015!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sales Rep

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Quintiles

    Pros

    Management treats employees very well.
    Fantastic medical benefits and 401k.
    Low stress environment compared to sales positions at other companies.

    Cons

    Wide compensation range depending on what the contracting company is willing to pay. Always much lower than the contracting companies sales reps.
    Contracts are generally multi-year but the contracting companies often suddenly end the contract early and often without a severance package. Plan on a one year gig and if it lasts longer that's great.
    Bonus structure is usually all over the board until several months in to the contract.
    Contracting companies ALWAYS announce that they plan to roll the contract sales force into the parent company at the end of the contract. It seldom, if ever, happens.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be upfront about the "we plan to roll you into our company" fallacy the contracting companies like to promise.
    Be more aggressive on contracts regarding pay, vehicle, vacation and severance.
    Be more helpful getting suddenly displaced employees onto another contract. Once we are displaced (usually due to a contract ending earlier than planned) employees in good standing get no preferential consideration in the hiring process. We have apply with everybody else off the street and get no consideration as a valued member of the team. You are letting good employees slip away by treating them as a throw away sales force.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Working experience ok

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator

    I have been working at Quintiles

    Pros

    Flexibility, laid back environment, ability to self manage

    Cons

    Pay, training, difficult to move between areas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Clinical Data Coordinator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CDM in India, TX
    Current Employee - CDM in India, TX

    I have been working at Quintiles full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Learning, Cooperative Team Members, Good Brand Name.

    Cons

    No Work Life Balance at all, Comparatively less Pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perks, Rewards should not be restricted till reaching milestones. Take Projects only if you have sufficient resources and don't over burden current resources with more work load.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Thinking you are the best and being the best are two different things.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior CRA
    Current Employee - Senior CRA

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

    Pros

    Ok benefits, regional travel which is changing some.

    Cons

    Thinking you are the best and being the best are two different things. I have seen a decline in how CRAs are treated over the last 5 years, thus my reason for leaving soon. Multitude of protocols with poor training and support from project management and Line Managers was poor. There is more concern with numbers and the bottom line and be able to send an email to say we met this deadline we are so awesome. No you are not awesome, your CRAs are. The problem with thinking you are the biggest and the best will lead to your failure to recruit and retain experienced and talented workers. When you think you are the best you fail to see your own shorting comings and issues. Additionally promoting inexperienced CRAs to management positions because they are your friend, you like them or they may be a family member may be acceptable but it look bad. Your happiness depends on your Line Manager and if your are liked, not if you do your job; because the more you do more is expected. If you voice your concerns you are not a team player

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take of your rose colored glasses and take a hard look at the lower level staff in your company. (How they are treated compensated and promoted)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Unstable

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quintiles

    Pros

    Good benefits and nice junior staff

    Cons

    Senior staff are often being fired resulting in instability. Most of the management does not understand the lab and so will palce undue blame.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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