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Worldwide Clinical Trials Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
30 Reviews
2.6
30 Reviews
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Neal R. Cutler, M.D.
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  1.  

    Wonderful place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time

    Pros

    The people are just awesome and friendly. love to work for this company

    Cons

    Not great compensation for the kind of experienced people they hire

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stuck inside their box with no room for outside the box thinkers

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Austin, TX

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Introductory laboratory experience, generally nice people in the Austin lab, fairly flexible hours/work schedule

    Cons

    Low compensation (less than $.50 per hour increases per year) and very stressful and political environment. Line managers and management will throw you under the bus or reprimand you any chance they get. Ultra fast paced environment with little time for complete training or appreciation for your work as a scientist. Little chance for movement or advancement in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to practice some empathy towards employees, people management/treatment skills are pretty low here

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do Not work in the Recruitment Department if you want to be treated like a valuable human being.

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    Former Employee - Subject Recruiter in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Subject Recruiter in Austin, TX

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials

    Pros

    No pros at all for the Subject Recruitment department.

    Cons

    Management is not willing to listen to the employee and they play favorites with employees. The recruitment department requires a doctor's note for missing one day, but this is not a company policy, just that one department and when asked why, they claim it has "always been that way" rather than giving a legitimate reason. Thankfully I never had to miss a day. And don't even dare missing a day due to children or family reasons as only the head of that department holds that special privilege. Gossip is a big issue here as well. It was difficult to get any work done with all of the drama propagated by the managers themselves. Awful work environment, I cringe every time I think about my time spent working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the management you have now in that department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Disorganized--Inconsistent Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice facility with good sized meeting rooms.

    Cons

    Inconsistent rules with policies loosely enforced at the San Antonio Clinic. HR Management in Austin is horrible. They do not care the least bit about the SA Clinic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more of the employees, especially in the San Antonio Clinic. Employees should be heard and appreciated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Work hard and get nothing for it.

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    Former Employee - PRN in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - PRN in Austin, TX

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The only good part of working for this company is the feeling that in some small measure you are helping people make extra money. They also let you know from the moment you are hired that there will be no room for advancement.

    Cons

    The supervisors set your schedule and do not allow for any changes. You are encouraged to get people to lie about their medical histories in order to qualify for studies. They fire employees for being sick, and threaten them with unemployment if they have major health issues. The supervisors promise bonuses for meeting quotas and then squirm out of actually paying out bonuses. The only workers who get any consideration are the ones who go out and party with the supervisors after work hours. There is no congratulations given when numbers are met, but lots of stress put on employees to meet numbers. If you have any moral issues with offering dangerous drugs to uneducated people then this is not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps you should question why the recruiting office has such high turnover. Perhaps encouraging employees with bonuses, some form of congratulations when numbers are met, and not allowing supervisors to only promote their friends would lead to a higher retention of qualified employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very isolated work environment.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time

    Pros

    I did not see any positive things about this job.

    Cons

    The work environment was negative and distrusting. People assumed the worst without asking.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    stressful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials

    Pros

    work from home option; reasonable compensation; competitive benefits

    Cons

    no work life balance; too many projects per employee; limited training on specific role with little or no mentoring of new employees; senior management does not really support for employees; to keep from passing costs on to clients, staff is overburdened with extra work;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Standardize processes; Train employees;

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials

    Pros

    it is a great place to work

    Cons

    The workplace is not very organized at times. And mostly requires putting in OT.

  10.  

    Growing company with many opportunities for career advancement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong work/life balance, opportunity for advancement, appropriate compensation/benefits

    I can only speak from my personal experience, but over the course of many years, I've been given many opportunities to prove myself and advance my own career. I've had the opportunity to work with all areas and leadership to see the company from varied perspectives.

    If I were to use the star-system as a rating (1-bad, 2-needs improvement, 3-average, 4-good, 5-excellent), in terms of my position, work/life balance is 5 (I'm intrinsically motivated and understand that time and productivity must be balanced to benefit the company, in turn, benefiting the employee). Compensation is a 4 - truthfully speaking, everyone feels they should get paid more, so perfection is elusive. Career Opportunities is also a 4. No company seems invulnerable to the fluctuating market, but I feel I'm a strong contributor. Senior Management is 4 - I'm given lots of autonomy, but could use a slightly more open line of communication. Additionally, all of my direct supervisors have allowed me to use them in a mentor-like capacity (helping me with advancement).

    My overall rating is at a 4 (if taking the other areas and averaging the total). If I were to give a tip to prospective applicants - be flexible and open to change - if something is wrong, find a way to fix it.

    Cons

    Hectic work environment (at times), average job culture, (some) communication static

    The most evident aspect of the company is the rapid change associated with rapid growth. Although there are challenges, this is to be expected with a company rapidly moving to meet client demand.

    Culture / values sits at 3 due to the aforementioned breakneck pace of change and meeting client demand. I think the rating would be average with most similar companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication (even if brief). Praise employee strengths. Learn from employee weaknesses. Communicate again.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I learned a lot about pharmaceutical research.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time

    Pros

    It is fast paced. It feels good to contribute to the possible discovery of life-saving/life altering medications.

    Cons

    Some exempt positions require lots of overtime including nights and weekends. The timed environment can be stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Praise employees for a job well done. Thank them for their hard work and dedication on a regular basis.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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