Quintiles Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Quintiles CEO Tom Pike
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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. Very good

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Site Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Site Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I have experience to perform different therapeutic area trials. The national and regional meetings are great.

    Cons

    Occasionally, the notice is too short for data analysis. Due to keep the CRA regionally, too many protocols are assigned.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Gret company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Project Support Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Clinical Project Support Specialist in Raleigh, NC

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

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

    Pros

    The company cares about their employees for the most part. Salaries are good, benefits are great.

    Cons

    lack of support with micro managing sponsors. Workloads too heavy and resources are lacking. Career opportunities and the process to advance needs improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten the workload. Listen and respond to employees.


  3. Great Job

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

    I have been working at Quintiles full-time

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

    Pros

    Great job always something new coming your way. Great benefits though insurance is quite expensive if for more than just the employee.

    Cons

    Training is sub par for a lot of positions and tasks, you are really thrown into the fire to learn.

    Advice to Management

    Show more support and gratitude for tenured staff.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Learned a lot, rewarded well

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

    I worked at Quintiles (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot from my manager and the project she assigned to me

    Cons

    Did not get to meet with a lot of interns, and I was the only intern on my team. It felt lonely sometimes.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Regulatory Start Up Specialist II

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regulatory Start Up Specialist II in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Regulatory Start Up Specialist II in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Quintiles

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

    Pros

    Flexible work times and great management. They are very understanding about working from home some days

    Cons

    Workload can be crazy
    Often the scapegoat


  7. Good and Bad memories

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quintiles

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Benefits, pay and flexibility are great for certain positions.

    Cons

    Projects are not always supported from top down. Overall, my particular role was unsupported from the top down which made for an extremely frustrating 6 years.


  8. IT Architect

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fast pace and reasonable benefits/pay

    Cons

    Management model and Performance review logic. If not in HQ then advancement potential limited

    Advice to Management

    Learn to think global and not off shore inappropriately


  9. 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.


  10. Great place to learn, so so professional development

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Project Manager
    Current Employee - Clinical Project Manager

    I have been working at Quintiles

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great place to learn about the industry. You will need to be a self starter because the company will quickly throw you into projects and the training is... so so. There are some truly fantastic line managers but they also have projects so it is a balance deciding how often to go to them for input.

    Cons

    Very little to no professional development. Quintiles has a "burn out" mentality: work your people until they leave and get every drop of effort out of them. From what I have learned the Q used to try and cultivate people but since they have gone public it seems much more about the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more professional development including conferences, certificates, and training. Decrease management's project load as it detracts from their ability to support their reports.


  11. Work expereince

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

    I have been working at Quintiles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Provides employee with good work experience. Great training ground for medical technologists

    Cons

    The salary is poor. work/ life balance is equally poor

    Advice to Management

    Increase the income



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