Veristat Reviews

Updated June 5, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Growing rapidly!

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

    I have been working at Veristat full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If Glassdoor allowed percentages, I would have given a star rating of 3.75. I have been a full time employee at Veristat for 6 months. Here is what I have learned in that time:
    - The company has grown from 65 employees to about 200 employees in the last 3 years. Company growth like this means that there is also a lot of room for employees to grow and get promoted as the company expands.
    - In the functional areas, employees get exposed to a wide variety of therapeutic areas and can look forward to working on multiple projects.
    - Managers and leadership team are very approachable.
    - Good benefits.
    - Casual dress code.
    - The company actually listens to employee suggestions and makes changes when possible and in when in the best interest of the company.
    - Managers and employees genuinely care about their each other. I was out for a week for surgery and had a lovely bouquet of flowers show up at my house from my teammates with a 'get well soon' note.

    Cons

    - The pace is incredibly fast. This may not be a con for everyone, but some people may not be able to keep up if they are used to only working on one project at a time.
    - Any company growing this fast will go through some growing pains. Veristat is no exception to this rule. Luckily, executives have their finger on the pulse and do their best to minimize the negative impact.

    Advice to Management

    - Implement a program where employees get to evaluate their manager's performance.
    - Invest in good technology systems to support the functional areas.
    - Keep being open minded and listening to your employees - it sets your employer brand apart from the pack!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great if it's your first job, otherwise beware.

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

    I have been working at Veristat full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, good benefits especially for a small company, very dedicated to work they are doing.

    Cons

    There is little to no room for movement within the company. They claim that they like to provide opportunities for advancement but this never really occurs.
    The company is seriously understaffed for the amount of work we have and management is unreasonable with expectations.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good Entry into Clinical Field, Poor Opportunity for Experienced Workers

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

    I worked at Veristat full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Good place to obtain an entry level position in clinical fields such as biostatistics, project management, medical writing, and data management. It can be difficult to break into these fields. Veristat has several great clients who are passionate about their pipelines/products and patient populations; generally they are very appreciative of work done on their behalf. Periodically, Veristat tries to encourage team building by having such activities as ice cream socials, Halloween carving contest/party, themed food gatherings, company meetings, and Christmas lunch.

    Cons

    Variable salaries (below industry norm, although may be worthwhile to obtain entry into clinical positions) with mediocre benefits (401k with some matching, health insurance with deductible, and company does not pay for life insurance or disability). Challenging working environment, with poor communication between groups and senior management - silence within the office is encouraged, as is working at your desk during lunch. Greater than 80% billable hours required. Working long hours, including weekends, is not unusual. Better work life balance, greater appreciation for your position, and better salaries can generally be found working for Sponsor/pharmaceutical companies. Higher than average turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Change company culture, encourage open communication, hire better managers, and show more appreciation for workers (improved, standardized salaries; better working conditions [new location may be helpful]; less stress on >80% billable hours; more open appreciation of workers efforts) . As there is much competition for clinical positions in the Boston area, obtain a more experienced Director of Human Resources who would present a better first impression of the company to potential candidates and be more professional and gracious.


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  5. Overall positive

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Veristat

    Pros

    Company processes and procedures that make sense.
    Small enough that you can get to know most of your co-workers.
    Flexible with work schedules.

    Cons

    Occasional difficulty in adapting to changes in direction and workload due to small company size.

    Advice to Management

    You are doing good. Continue your efforts with training and with making the company feel like a family.


  6. Quickly gain skills

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

    I have been working at Veristat

    Pros

    - to acquire skills rapidly useful in the industry.

    Cons

    - Salary maybe a problem if you are looking to live in Boston.


  7. Poor Recruitment Process

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Veristat

    Pros

    Slightly emerging company with lot of opportunities for potential candidates. Job requirements are very low than usual position. Practice regulatory standard seems like.

    Cons

    They are many! Don't know what experience is required for each position. Expects all skills in 1 year of experience. Person who has involved in number of trials unable to get any position in this company.

    Advice to Management

    A lot to change.


  8. Excellent company!

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

    I have been working at Veristat full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Small company that invests in itself as well as the employees. Work life balance is excellent. Owners still work at the company and are very invested in the business and employees, Their doors are always open and welcome questions from employees.

    Cons

    Company is growing and there are a few growing pains but steps are being taken to ensure growth is controlled.



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