Quintiles Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
521 Reviews
3.2
521 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 44 reviews)

  • Good interpersonal relations, good working environment, possibility to work from home (in 33 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    really pleased with my experience, good vision - strong company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialty Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Specialty Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    work-life balance, straight forward - sales, great manager, transparent, you know what you are getting into, working on the Janssen contract is great, more than just a contract sales company - opportunities to move into other areas of pharma business

    Cons

    limited opportunities for advancement with Quintiles, Contract business is uncertain, never know how long it will last, field employees have very little contact with management of Quintiles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, great people!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern

    I have been working at Quintiles as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    There were a lot of opportunities for personal growth.

    Cons

    The perks weren't as good as they could be.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst/Product Management Team in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Business Analyst/Product Management Team in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere is laid back and the teams are very helpful

    Cons

    The drive from the east side of Raleigh can be hectic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for giving me the opportunity to experience clinical trials.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quintiles

    Pros

    The staff are supportive and management cares about work life balance. Benefits are good as well.

    Cons

    Working with other functional areas other than my own can be challenging. There is a lot of structure and process and at times it can be difficult to work within the confines of these

  6.  

    A wonderful project with a great team, it was a pleasure to be there...

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    Former Employee - Nurse Educator in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Nurse Educator in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    On my project, they had a great mix of talented people clearly working together to change lives. Really nice people and they made you feel special, or at least tried

    Cons

    Sadly, a no re-hire policy, that is about all I can say that's unfair, it is a market leader and there are so many different things you can do. They need to re-evaluate that policy, its not a winner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please treat each employee individually, I cant even imagine how many caring and talented individuals are simply locked out of a second chance...the only reason you did not get 5 Stars.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for-Clinical Trial Educator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Educator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Educator in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Worked from home 2 to 3 days a week. Great training program. Project lead was very knowledgeable and organized. Absolutely loved my coworkers and we are still friends today!

    Cons

    Extensive air travel which contributed to poor work life balance. Often felt as if the left hand in upper management didn't know what the right hand was doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more involved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Intern in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    People are hard working and really dedicated

    Cons

    I was an intern first, so everything was really positive from my view

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invite the interns to more activities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Sales Rep for Quintiles

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

    I have been working at Quintiles

    Pros

    Best of the Pharma CSOs. They value experience and hire individuals with a history of success. Not known for age or sex discrimination. Salary is decent.

    Cons

    They seem to be very fair in the big things. But they are cheap on the small things, ex- will not reimburse for cash items such as tips for Sky Caps when you travel. That is just one example.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Solid place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Quintiles full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quintiles offers good benefits and generous vacation time policies. The work environment varies between departments, but I have found my particular group to be rather flexible. Telecommuting is generally allowed. The company provides good job stability in a growing industry.

    Cons

    While there are plenty of talented people, a portion of the IT work happens offshore. There are a lot of processes to follow, which likely comes with the territory for a large company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Pushing growth with too little regard for employees

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    Former Employee - AD, IT in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - AD, IT in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    Salaries were competitive. The market has been resistant to economic downturns, so it was a good place to work through the various ups and downs of the early 2000's.

    Cons

    Leadership does not value employees. In IT you are encouraged to have a "work life balance" yet pressured to work 50-60-70 hours a week. Those who don't (work this much) get lower review scores at the end of the year. Leadership does not listen to its employees. You cannot be the dissenting voice in the crowd. Follow blindly and do not speak out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stacked ranking (for annual reviews, salaries, bonuses, etc.) does not work long term. Look at how many companies have tried this and abandoned it. Get rid of it at Q. Once the employees know about it (and they do) morale constantly suffers. Also, empower your managers! I led a team of 50 (employees + contractors) yet almost every decision needed to be run past my Senior Dir and VP for approval. Why was I there? Just to sign time sheets? (Well, I'm not there anymore.)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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