Theradex Reviews

Updated June 5, 2014
Updated June 5, 2014
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  1.  

    Great Company, Rewarding Industry

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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 Theradex full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Management willing to invest time and money where needed to make our tasks easier and more effective.
    Working in the Clinical Research/Oncology Industry is rewarding to me.
    The ability to work from home when needed.
    Summer Hours/Alternating Fridays off.
    Friendly atmosphere, great co-workers who are talented.
    Great Benefits. Health plan is great and there is a Pension plan

    Cons

    As previously stated, not much time for lunch.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Upper management lacks understanding of infrastructure

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

    I worked at Theradex full-time

    Pros

    Benefits were good, upgrades to support systems improved and pricing for clients are now more in tune with bigger CROs. I understand and finally Theradex have removed their open source crap and replaced with Oracle Clinical and JReview (supported with cloud services, about time, your hardware was a joke). This was proposed in 2010, but sadly ignored. So, they are improving, but need a good knowledgeable team to move them forward. I hear IT is now more of an IT group and not a study build team. Thank God.

    Cons

    People are knowledgeable, but overworked and under paid. Others that have been there over 10+ years have received 4% plus raises year after year as the norm and are paid way over what the market bears and they have become complacent.

    When poor sales occurred in people lost their jobs, benefits were reduced (except for single status) and pensions became a smaller percent of your salary. But upper management didn't share in that burden.

    Infrastructure and software applications were old. So old, that licenses expired, upgrades no longer available for old software. No backup recovery solution. Backups were on tape and stored in a bank. Disaster and Recovery site in PA room was flooded and recovery was impossible. If power goes out, you SOL. Critical systems were not accessible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to spend on technology to bring them at least in the 20th century. That was a joke, but sadly true.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great company to work for that affords an employee a work/life balance.

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

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

    Pros

    A managment team that is open to new ideas, and recognize the accomplishments of their employees.
    Great co-workers who support your efforts.
    Excellent work/life balance.
    Managers who are willing to work with you in times when you have an issue outside of work by affording you a work from home day when needed.
    Brilliant summer hours program allowing every other Friday off (a great perk)!

    Cons

    Hard to leave the office to get lunch. Management not always available when input is required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make time for your direct reports to find out how they are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    It's great working at a company that is so open to new ideas and fosters innovation and teamwork

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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 Theradex full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Theradex is exactly what a small company should be. Senior management is very open to new ideas and adopting new technologies. The company culture is teamwork and no politics. There's lots of opportunities for learning and career growth. Employees have the opportunity to make a big impact, and achievements are recognized and rewarded. If you are smart and good at your job, you will be very happy here. Theradex is very selective about who they hire, which results in colleagues that are bright, motivated, and innovative.

    A great perk is summer hours. In June, July and August, we get every other Friday off if we make up the time the previous 2 weeks.

    Cons

    It's rare to have time to go out to lunch with colleagues.

    Recommends
  6.  

    High turn-around in critical areas, poor leadership, no growth opportunities

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

    I worked at Theradex full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Committed & passionate people(excluding upper management)

    Cons

    Constant change of management and job titles; favoritism is blatantly exercised; overworked and under-paid employees, for every person that leaves the other employees have to take on that job; takes 5yrs to be vested ; no team work; hard to get personal time off; some managers don't take accountability of their job and prefer to deflect their projects; no team work; no job growth poor/no bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More people will leave; company moral is low; help is needed in many areas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Pass on this Company

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

    I worked at Theradex full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice people, not in management

    Cons

    job security is not strong
    outdated systems
    9-10 sponsor load is normal per employee

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    not enough staff, over worked underpaid

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Theradex

    Pros

    knowledge sharing and training ok

    Cons

    not enough staff, too much travel. techno phobic

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Autonomy is encouraged and faith is placed in the employees ability to perform their job functions.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Clinical Research Associate
    Current Employee - Regional Clinical Research Associate

    I have been working at Theradex

    Pros

    Being employed at Theradex has been nothing outside of an exceptional experience. With Theradex there is the opportunity to grow professionally and to establish yourself in the field of monitoring clinical research trials. Management trusts that the CRAs are capable of performing their essential job duties and micromanaging is not an issue at all.

    Cons

    As a previous poster stated, the travel can be hard to handle. Words of advice: travel is to be expected when you decide to monitor/audit clinical trials.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to have faith in your employees and encourage growth within the company. The benefits package offered is very competitive - please don't change it!

    Recommends
  10.  

    Excellent growth potential and great opportunity to work directly with experienced research oncologist.

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

    I have been working at Theradex

    Pros

    Dynamic environment where management is willing to move in new directions. Good benefits -

    Cons

    contract research is challenging environment -

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to provide mechanisms for feedback from staff new and old - encourage change.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Great experience, unrealistic travel expectations.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Clinical Research Associate
    Current Employee - Regional Clinical Research Associate

    I have been working at Theradex

    Pros

    The benefits are by far the best perk in working with Theradex. The company offers stellar health benefits and the pension plan is unreal (matching your salary at 100% at year 5). The knowledge and experience that I have gained while employed with Theradex will definitely play a part in helping me to land a position with a different CRO.

    Cons

    The regional CRA position with Theradex is not "regional" at all. The travel expectations are unrealisitc - routinely being gone 4+ days/week is not the stated travel requirements (at hire 65% was discussed). The pay does not compare to other companies in the industry and there are major salary gaps between employees who 1) share the same job title, and 2) bring the same amount of experience to the table (example: CRA with no prior CRC experience = $80k vs. CRA with extensive CRC experience in oncology = $60k). When the topic of promotion was discussed with my direct manager I was told that the way to get ahead is by impressing the President and VP of the company. Unfortunately only being in contact with the President and VP of the company 1-2 times a year makes gaining promotion a difficult task. The regional employees are not provided with the same promotion opportunities that the in-house employees are. In-house employees with little to no clinical experience have been known to be promoted to positions that they should not be in due to making that "good impression" (I.e. project managers, safety coordinator, HR manager etc.). Making travel arrangements, reimbursement methods, regional employee time reports, and visit reports all need to be re-assessed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assess employee promotion based on performance and experience, not solely on the "good impression". Consider putting a regional employee in to a project manager position before just promoting from the in-house pool.

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