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Worldwide Clinical Trials Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
28 Reviews
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28 Reviews
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Neal R. Cutler, M.D.
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    BE CAUTIOUS

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate

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

    Pros

    Their systems were relatively easy to learn. Questions and support were given quickly by members of the team.

    Cons

    I thought this was going to be a great fit, as I gave 300% on the project and really enjoyed the work. Out of the blue, I was let go. To this day, I still have no clue why. I found out the worst way, by the CRA who was replacing me telling me she was taking all of my sites. When I inquired with management what was going on, I was ignored for days until I received the formal business letter stating they were terminating me. So much for giving 300% to a project! It would have been nice to know why they were letting me go, or better yet, to know what I could have done to have perhaps corrected the issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For starters, perhaps let someone know why they're being let go. Better yet, perhaps let them know if you have issues so they can be corrected before it even gets this far. This is the reason why employees aren't loyal to employers!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    no communication

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    Former Employee - Clinical Document Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Clinical Document Coordinator in Austin, TX

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials

    Pros

    excellent benefits kick in at six months

    Cons

    in a hard-to-get part of town making traffic a problem no matter what; weak communication from trainers, bloated information processes making it difficult to filter the junk out so you can find important information

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    realize that for every computer process, there are at least three ways to do it; realize that people who are different add to the diversity of the company...in a good way; just be honest and do the right thing instead of hiding behind a wall...sometimes being a manager or trainer is hard work.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Old story: small company purchased by global one; management loses sight of important things..

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Casual work environment, no dress code, friendly and intelligent coworkers, freedom to manage own workload, collaboration generally encouraged.

    Cons

    Oppressive, paranoid atmosphere created by CEO and senior management, the manner in which kowtowing to management was quite blatantly proposed as the thing to do, workers not respected as the seasoned, experienced professionals they are, lots and lots of talk by middle managers and very little effort to address problems, company underpaying and being unconcerned about it while expecting the very best work at all times, the age-old tension between quality and quantity, and quantity (fast-throughput) winning every time despite quality always being the wisest way to go, ultimately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Meet with experienced, long-time employees, even if they aren't managers, and find out what frustrates them on a daily basis. Then, instead of simply relaying the findings to your under managers, do some research and put an improvement plan in place yourself, and set your manager to following through with it with deadlines and accountability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Worldwide Clinical Trials - A CRO in Need of Repair

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Smart people in the Medical and Scientic Affairs

    Cons

    Absolutely no central leadership and there is well known infighting with the founders that serve to divide the company. Additionally, at the senior level there is very little transparency and honesty. It is abundantly clear that all executives are focused on the 'sell of the company'. This post is in no way that of a disgruntled employee - it is simply the well known current state of affairs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun place to work and a good place to gain experience if you have none

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    Current Employee - Research Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Research Technician in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There is a good group of people

    Cons

    Pay is not very competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More pay for all staff and more hours for PRN staff.
    Improve processes to become more efficient.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Not a nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials

    Pros

    Casual dress code, supportive upper middle management (trips to baseball games, pizza lunches, company picnics etc), flexible working hours and various other initiatives

    Cons

    WCT is jam-packed with egomaniacs. Lower middle management don't have are unqualified and don't seem to have a clue what they are doing. Studies are poorly run, so much so that the company gets very little in the way of repeat business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire properly qualified individuals to do the jobs (i.e. those with degrees AND experience, not your friends or people who say yes to everything.

    Doesn't Recommend

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