Worldwide Clinical Trials Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
34 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
2.8
34 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Neal R. Cutler, M.D.
5 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Great caring people, brilliant minds

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

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    WCT cares for the customers, people are smart, most work hard, we do great things for patients.

    Cons

    Systems are behind the times, need to eliminate manual efforts and all the paper and excel spreadsheets.

    Advice to Management

    Give the employees better tools and processes

  2. Bad work environment for RNs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Drug Trials RN in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Drug Trials RN in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Staff other than several paramedics are great to work with; the large majority of subjects are reasonable and on time.

    Cons

    Support staff are abused. Few have permanent jobs and are given as little as 30 minutes a day - who would want to drive in for 30 minutes of pay?

    Paramedics were used to "running the show" until RNs were introduced a few years ago. Leadership backs the paramedics over RNs. Some will tell you they don't like RNs, some will not work unless directed, or when they want to look busy, they pick and choose what jobs they want to do. Of course, there are a few exceptions.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more full time support staff and/or provide more hours if you want loyalty, good performance, and to avoid "no shows". Watch how your paramedics work with your RNs - let RNs rate the paramedics so they'll be forced to accept their presence.

  3. Helpful (1)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Austin, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

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

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (2)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Subject Recruiter in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Subject Recruiter in Austin, TX

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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

  6. Helpful (2)

    Disorganized--Inconsistent Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  7. Work hard and get nothing for it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PRN in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - PRN in Austin, TX

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  8. Wonderful place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    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

  9. Helpful (1)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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.

  10. na

    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.

  11. Helpful (1)

    stressful

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

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    Standardize processes; Train employees;

Worldwide Clinical Trials Photos

Outside view
Conference Room A
Conference Room B

+ Add Photo

Work at Worldwide Clinical Trials? Share Your Experiences

Worldwide Clinical Trials

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.