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TIMI Study Group Reviews

Updated July 15, 2014
Updated July 15, 2014
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    Foot in the Door, and Then Out...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Trial Protocol Coordinator  in  Quincy, MA
    Former Employee - Clinical Trial Protocol Coordinator in Quincy, MA

    I worked at TIMI Study Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Generous time-off (30 days a year, including holidays and sick time), half price public transportation passes, good experience for first-timers in clinical research, ability to speak with leading cardiologists, prestige and name recognition of TIMI, very easy work, competent coworkers, and great work-life balance.

    HOWEVER, work environment is highly dependent on what team/trial you are on. Mid-level management, i.e. Project Managers and Assistant PMs, can be great or terrible --you just have to get lucky.

    Cons

    Low compensation when compared to pharma companies, a lot of grunt work at the RA level, high turn-over rate, lots of red tape due to overarching BWH policies.

    Lots of people work here for a year or two and they're out the door, leaving many teams to scramble in times of short-handedness.

    Training process for people unfamiliar with trials and clinical research is lengthy and grueling.

    Some benefits that BWH offers to all employees are harder for TIMI South employees to get, due primarily because of the location of the Quincy office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people!! When a group of people dislike management or do not agree with certain policies, act on their behalf or at least investigate.

    Exit interviews.

    Recognize intelligence and hard work and reward it. Institute a more frequent review period (1 year is too long).

    Advocate for a different pay scale when compared to research assistants and CRCs at the Brigham. TIMI is in tight competition with pharma companies for qualified people. RAs and Assistant PMs should not be getting $40-$50k a year for doing the same work they could be doing at a pharmaceutical company or CRO for almost double that.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good Experience, Unhealthy Work Environment

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

    I worked at TIMI Study Group

    Pros

    You work with the leading Physcians in the Cardiovascular industry, as well as work for one of the most well-known hospitals in Boston.

    Cons

    No growth opportunities, limited salaries, everyone keeps to themselves no office comraderie, stuck in old ways, employees aren't valued, you can give feedback all day, but nothing with change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and learn from feedback, make changes, offer more trainings and educational opportunities, more employee benefits (ice cream socials don't count)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Work condition highly depends on the group you work in

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

    I have been working at TIMI Study Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I work at the TIMI group. Workers are the clogs of the research machine. If the group you work in has good morale, and works smoothly, then it is the best place to work in. If not, then it is hard to work in, and we get high turn over rate.

    It is very hard to rate. I have worked in two groups. First group was simply great, with great people. Then I was transferred to second group was not so good. People kept leaving from there.

    Everyone is really friendly.

    Cons

    High Research Assistant turn over rate. High management looks at numbers, not people's accomplishments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to the people who work to get the good numbers.

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  5.  

    Good start for recent undergrads

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Trial Protocol Coordinator  in  Quincy, MA
    Former Employee - Clinical Trial Protocol Coordinator in Quincy, MA

    I worked at TIMI Study Group full-time

    Pros

    Significant training for clinical trials and protocol specifics, co-workers were always helpful when I had questions, flexible work schedule, good place to begin a career in research (particularly those with no post-undergraduate experience), highly regarded among medical/research field

    Cons

    Base salary despite additional qualifications, lack of opportunities for growth, lack of awareness of team dynamics and staff retention, huge overturn on multiple trials.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Exit interviews, begin to ask questions/develop plan to increase retention, opportunities for growth.

    Neutral Outlook

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