Quintiles
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Quintiles CEO Tom Pike

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Good benefits

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Quintiles

ProsPlenty of opportunities for progression

ConsWork slighty over the hours contracted

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Great experience but low pay

Associate Medical Writer (Current Employee)

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

ProsWide exposure to variety of clients, medical indications, and document types.
Decent benefits package which includes money towards health and fitness each month.
Very structured training and progression (also a con) - receive lots of training and will progress, albeit very slowly.

ConsLow pay (but not that far off rest of the industry in the UK - which seems to all be low paid considering the qualifications required).
Very structured training and progression - meaning it's difficult to move up the ladder unless according to Quintiles very strict time lines.

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat company but more opportunities for progression would help to retain the best staff, those who are motivated to move up the career ladder will move on in order to do so. The salary offered isn't commensurate with the qualifications required.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great benefits

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Quintiles full-time

ProsBenefits of a large well run organisation

ConsNot working directly for them

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't always take the clients side

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good in some areas, bad in others

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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

ProsPeople and teams
Good Benefits
Travel to clients

Conssalary
not much chance to advance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not a place to stay long term

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Quintiles full-time

ProsCan get a competitive pay if you negotiate right. No micromanaging as long as you do your job and deliver on time. Different programs to be involved with that you can benefit from if you have the time, which is unlikely.

ConsToo many managers and senior staff involved, providing mixed and sometimes confusing directions. Most of the managers are very inexperienced. A lack of mentor figures that can support you and guide you with your career options. It felt like a factory, where you are just a number.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Consulting Analyst (Current Employee)
Reading, England (UK)

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

ProsHealth incentives like paying for your gym membership

ConsLow salaries compared to other consulting companies

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Organisation

Human Resources Support (Former Employee)
Livingston, Scotland (UK)

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

ProsFantastic Support from all Managerial Levels
Good succession planning and focus on career development.
Staff Loyalty

ConsWhilst the desire to develop staff is there, staff loyalty limits the frequency of progression opportunities.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The 400 pound gorilla in the CRO industry, sometimes all those muscles make it hard to move fast.

Associate Director (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsGood training, lots of opportunities for growth, good colleagues

ConsToo many changes which are not well coordinated and thought through. Not enough knowledge sharing within company.

Advice to Senior ManagementJust doing the same thing 100 times doesn't mean you do it any better. Must focus on getting better, not just by introducing new IT systems. Good CRO but not such a good IT development company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Quintiles is a company were the work and life balance is just right.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Reading, England (UK)

I have been working at Quintiles

ProsGood Trainings, very qualified people, Good salaries and benefit package.

ConsManagement should be more open to suggestions.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey should listen more, to be more open to employee suggestions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Positive, great organisaiton, great people

Head of Commercial Staffing (Current Employee)
Reading, England (UK)

I have been working at Quintiles

ProsThe people, focus on employees, ahead of competition

ConsAs we are service provider -can be seen as 2nd class employee opportunities offered but not true

Advice to Senior ManagementRemember we don't all have to work in the US to be important

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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