Quintiles Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
491 Reviews
3.1
491 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 40 reviews)

  • Good interpersonal relations, good working environment, possibility to work from home (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • This does get compensated by the fact that work - life balance is very nice (in 52 reviews)

  • A serious lack of trust in the vision and honesty of upper management has led to plunging morale (in 15 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Conpany with Great Benefits and Good people

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    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Recommend for Contract

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    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

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Generally good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people I work with are great, I get to work from home, and I get to work on a lot of different and interesting projects.

    Cons

    The work load continues to increase, customers seem to be getting more and more unreasonable and demanding, and management seems to just accept this, rather than pushing back and better managing customer expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When making customer-related or internal decisions that have a big impact on or require input from operational groups, upper management needs to make sure that they have the relevant operational people involved, rather than just making these decisions themselves and presenting the outcomes to the operational groups as a done deal. It is usually too late to undo or fix these missteps later.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quintiles full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    .nothing really at this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Underwhelming

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    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Durham, NC

    I worked at Quintiles full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexibility in being able to work remotely in addition to being on-site. Good benefits available.

    Cons

    Compensation was low compared to experience, and workspace kept getting smaller and smaller (cubeville).

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A number not what you know but who.

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    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate

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

    Pros

    Ok benefits. Not as good since the company went public. Regional travel. Bonuses.have been consistent, will see if being a public company effects that.

    Cons

    Over resourced, large numbers of protocols are assigned to some. Managers have favorites. Promotions are few and based on who you know. Hard work is not appreciated. The study team project managers don't want to be bothered; if they ask you a question they want a response now but if you ask a question it is ignored for days even weeks and you have to ask again and cc your Manager. A lot of CRA turnover noticed recently. CRA salaries are not consistent with the industry norm. The amount of administrative task required is overwhelming and you often find yourself working 7 days per week to keep up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. They don't listen why speak.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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