Quintiles Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
490 Reviews
3.1
490 Reviews
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Quintiles CEO Tom Pike
Tom Pike
162 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    great to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer  in  Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Marietta, GA

    I have been working at Quintiles as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    peaceful place to work for

    Cons

    nothing to say about this place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Quintiles

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Some growth opps depending on areas of specialty.

    Cons

    Moving to lower cost solutions and will impact US job availability

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    CRA Quintiles

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - CRA
    Current Employee - CRA

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

    Pros

    Great training especially for new monitors

    Cons

    Long work hours but they are honestly trying to adjust resourcing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees and make sure they are not overburdened.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Quintiles as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Very nice company and good people to work with

    Cons

    Contracts have a life of their own and there are no guarantees to length of contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vacation should not be restricted to company time off during holiday shut downs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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

    I worked at Quintiles for more than 8 years

    Pros

    standard company, great line management

    Cons

    work/life balance, increased metrics, too much admin work

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Vice President

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quintiles

    Pros

    Market leader in clinical research

    Cons

    Very big company. Can get lost

  8.  

    Constant State of Instability

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Marietta, GA

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

    Pros

    Quintiles offers excellent benefits package.

    Cons

    The Central Laboratory is in a reactive mode and constant state of instability. There is a high turn over rate over all levels of the Laboratory from Directors, Managers to Line Staff. Systems and tools available for staff are outdated and in some cases redundant making for unacceptable error rate and quality issues. There is an atmosphere of distrust.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make wiser decisions on hiring and promoting. Do not rely on those who continue to create a sense of distrust within and across their departments. They may have knowledge but are not good managers and ultimately poor choice for overall stakeholder confidence and development. Invest and hold on to those staff members with talent and who hold the true values of the Clinical Trial Industry to heart and not for just their own egos and/or career path.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company until they went public.

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    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    There aren't many pros to working here in the last couple years.

    Cons

    There are many cons to working here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    very terribles vs

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Desk Site Support  in  Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Desk Site Support in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    none, none pk no no

    Cons

    no much to discuss, the supervisor i was working just terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    tons of work,

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quintiles

    Pros

    pay is competitive, paid time off, good benefits especially health, dental and vision. also 401k plan is very good

    Cons

    communication is horrible, typically promotes from outside

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