Quintiles

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Quintiles Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
565 Reviews
3.2
565 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Contract pharma sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professional Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Professional Sales Representative

    I worked at Quintiles

    Pros

    benefits (medical, vision, dental); 401K available for full time employees

    Cons

    length of contract varies and can end at any time (uncertainty); not much vacation time for contract sales reps

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not Good for lateral enteries

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Quintiles

    Pros

    Work-Life balance.
    Supportive Team
    Good Exposure in terms of multiple client(expected from number 1 company)
    latest software

    Cons

    Unequal workload.
    Appreciation is not based on performance.
    No career Growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please take out some time to see who is "Really working". Try to put some effort to increase efficiency of your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Specialty Pharma Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Specialty Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Specialty Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great job if just out of college and looking to start a sales career.

    Pharma sales overall has very strong and rigorous sales training (although at times not realistic).

    It all depends on your contract, mine was ongoing and I was there about 4 years.

    My specific contract:
    -fun people/atmosphere
    -decent pay and benefits/perks
    -build network, relationships, friends and business contacts in your local market

    Cons

    Again, it all depends on contract and your direct manager. Unfortunately pharma sales can be a very top down, manage by fear type of environment. The good people can look past this and work through it (managers, coworkers).

    Since we weren't actual employees of the company that contracted us, at times you felt like you were be treated like the red headed step child. But you just gotta keep your head up and keep hustling, things always get better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The biggest CRO doesn't always mean the best to work at...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quintiles full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mobility; growth; training programmes; exposure & experience

    Cons

    Terrible work-life balance; culture of paranoia; cult-like management with business style based on prejudices and personal preferences (and racial discrimination in some countries) , higher management detached from the low-rank employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't try to cover all bases of clinical research by creating hundreds of departments and constantly shifting higher management from one to another. Invest more wisely in your lower-rank employees by improving their work-life balance. Don't try to build tens of new systems - concentrate on few good ones and polish them to perfection.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    They care about their employees, lots of perks!

    Cons

    Im new, so none at the moment!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Quintiles has Horrific work life balance!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quintiles

    Pros

    The benefits were comprehensive. Individual people were helpful and nice but hard to find. Their training bank is very extensive, but it is all so general that no one feels prepared for their specific role.

    Cons

    The workloads were unreasonable and/or haphazardly distributed.
    Performance reviews were based on how well your boss liked you, not your actual performance. If you complained, you got a bad review.
    Everyone now lives in fear of getting laid off. They laid off an entire department, offered to interview them all for the same job in a different department and hired all of them back. It was cruel to put them through that when they could have just transferred the jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire CEO. Bring jobs back to America. Work on quality instead of diversification. Value your people, they will be your best asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    10+ Years with Q

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Project Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Clinical Project Manager in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Many wonderful professional people work at this company. Line management is usually very good and tries their best to help you maintain a positive work-life balance. In general team work is very good.

    Cons

    Too many changes made in the last 5 years! All new company systems (both project and HR) in place with little time available to learn and become competent with them. Very stressful and demanding workload required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Work Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contract Analyst in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Contract Analyst in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Quintiles full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, flexible work life balance, lots of opportunities to grow a career in several areas

    Cons

    With their constant innovation, sometimes they put the cart before the horse which can hinder daily Operations. Lots of bureaucracy and multiple layers for approvals can slow business decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less silos

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Quintiles is a great company and offers employees opportunities to grow.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quintiles

    Pros

    Dynamic work environment
    Encourages working remotely
    Opportunities to grow within the same department or in lateral moves

    Cons

    Work-life balance is tough at times due to long hours

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    They dont recognise your work , please dont waste your talent in this company

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

    I have been working at Quintiles

    Pros

    Working environment is good

    Cons

    Quality of work standards are not maintained top managers are not well qualified

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conduct a peer review

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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