Quintiles Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
498 Reviews
3.1
498 Reviews
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Quintiles CEO Tom Pike
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I believe them when they say that work/life balance is a priority for them (in 43 reviews)

  • Good interpersonal relations, good working environment, possibility to work from home (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • This does get compensated by the fact that work - life balance is very nice (in 55 reviews)

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

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Conpany with Great Benefits and Good people

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    Former Employee - Associate Director  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at Quintiles full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Best Homebased network with good IT support
    Flexible work environment with good Family-Life Balance
    Great Line Managers
    Good equipment provided and refreshed

    Cons

    Good Senior Mgt is Lacking
    Pay is not Competitive with other Top 3 CROs
    Bonus the past couple of years is low or non-existent
    Too many new systems rolled out without proper pilot-testing like they used to
    Not enough F2F meetings. There used to be many more.
    Not enough company sponsored events unless you are at HQ office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop getting rid of your Top Talent. You're being pennywise pound foolish by letting go your top experienced people and hiring in people with less experience. Have a better bridging policy. Federal Government bridges employees at any time when they return to their position. 1 year isn't good. It would seem like you want people to come back with a wealth of industry or competitors experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    good environment , good people , bad management, not stable

    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate  in  Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at Quintiles full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good environment,working from home , flexability

    Cons

    not stable, outsourcing to india

  3.  

    Recommend for Contract

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales  in  Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales in Albany, NY

    I have been working at Quintiles full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great relationship with fellow employees,great opportunity to get into business

    Cons

    No car, low vacation time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great colleagues and continuously improving company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quintiles

    Pros

    Great benefits, collaborative environment, beautiful building in RTP, great cafeteria food, lots of resources

    Cons

    Lots of organizational silos, work-life balance a challenge in the consulting division

  6.  

    Nice Company to work for pros and cons

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quintiles full-time

    Pros

    Compensation, Will meet some very knowledgeable people.

    Cons

    Work life Balance. Communication between management lacking too many times immediate manager was in the dark and also his manager leaving the employee helpless. To often the people who deserve the promotion do not get it someone else does. True example of its who you know not what you know and deliver. if your in to networking you will go far

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the cons listed and work on them. Too many good members of staff have left due to the cons

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very challenging and stressful

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    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Associate  in  Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Associate in Morrisville, NC

    I worked at Quintiles full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people I worked with were the best

    Cons

    micro management and too much critiquing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give people space and let them work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Management is horrible and be prepared to do many duties not listed in your job description!

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    Former Employee - Records Information Management  in  Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Records Information Management in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at Quintiles full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Worked with great coworkers. Good benefits. On site cafe. On site ATM.

    Cons

    Poor training, micromanagement, low pay, unstable and stressful work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your managers properly and listen to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company to get experience with, but that's about it.

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    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Trials Assistant
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Trials Assistant

    I worked at Quintiles full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked with a great, diverse group of people who were always friendly and helpful. My manager was laid back (but strict), and approachable. Training at Quintiles was also great. We also had the option of working from home a couple times a week, as well as when the weather was bad which is always a good thing. Pretty good benefits.

    Cons

    Pay is LOW, LOW, LOW, and you are constantly reminded that you are bottom tier by the higher ups. Once you get 1-2 years of experience, leave. Quintiles has a good training program, and will provide you with a wealth of clinical research knowledge while working there. Unfortunately, it is extremely hard to move up from CTA (only laterally, and then up). Other companies will snatch you up once this experience is received, and offer you more money than Quintiles ever would.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every employee should be valued regardless of their position in their company.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Biostatistician I

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quintiles full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with different projects.

    Cons

    Training is not that great.

  11.  

    Very unprofessional. Promised bonuses and salaries that were never fulfilled.

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

    I worked at Quintiles full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company car, looks good on a resume. That's about it.

    Cons

    Territory managers are usually bad, no work/life balance, products aren't selling so will have cuts soon. Everything is over promised and under delivered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get organized, find qualified managers, figure out how to run a company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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