inVentiv Health

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inVentiv Health Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
183 Reviews
3.1
183 Reviews
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inVentiv Health Chairman and CEO Paul M. Meister
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very positive work atmosphere, Options for career advancement, Work-life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • The only pro: ability to work from home in some departments (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • no one responds to emails, raises an bonuses are nil to non-existent (in 8 reviews)

  • VERY few people in the home office/upper management to actually help out the field with issues/questions/information (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good experience. Territory, pay, bonuses and manager depends on how contract is set up.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Sales in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Field Sales in Seattle, WA

    I worked at inVentiv Health part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Management made sure we were successfully integrated into company that had contract with inVentiv. Quick hiring decisions. Excellent internal recruiting staff. Excellent training.

    Cons

    Benefits and payments depend on how contract is set up. Sometimes not completely clear from the beginning (ie. call minumums in order to qualify for bonuses).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excellent training allowed me to be successful in the field. Thank you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Structured but uninspiring.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Columbus, OH

    I worked at inVentiv Health as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay, hard working co-workers, fun office environment, structured and professional. All of the perks of working for a big, corporate design firm.

    Cons

    Creative work in this field is by nature, not the most glamorous. Plenty of engaging concepts are developed initially, and usually watered down to their safest, most clinical form.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    7 year veteran of inVentiv Health

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

    I have been working at inVentiv Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    inVentiv is a company that has kept up with the changes in pharmaceuticals and adapted accordingly. They continue to be a strong player in the CSO world as well as outsourcing across the board in the pharmaceutical arena.

    Cons

    Challenge here is, being a leader is hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many pharma companies close down between Christmas and New Years. It is a tough week to do business in general. Why not add this week to the benefits of working at inVentiv?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Lots of growth opportunity!!!

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

    I have been working at inVentiv Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have been able to get involved in many aspects of Recruiting and have learned so much. There is opportunity to participate in various trainings to better myself and the organization as a whole. There is also a strong sense of teamwork where we all help each other out.

    Cons

    Due to the rapid growth of the organization, it is sometimes difficult to keep up with the excessive workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open communication is critical. Always make sure the work can be done in the timeline provided.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Chaos

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

    I worked at inVentiv Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work from home policy

    Cons

    Private equity and merging three companies without merging processes ruined it. Nobody knew what they were supposed to do process wise, and there was nobody to ask. Executives who headed groups they knew nothing about. Managers who were promoted because everyone else left and they have no management skills. A disaster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's good that you sent out an employee survey but the questions didn't allow for helpful answers. Heavily investigate your managers. The turnover is killing your company and your reputation with clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Corporate office is disconnected from the business, providing limited value.

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

    I have been working at inVentiv Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Industry experts providing great services to clients.
    Local business units have strong cultures and excellent services.
    Great, hard working people in the businesses.

    Cons

    innovation and risk taking has been lost with the focus on corporate office.
    Can't see the strategy forest through the finance focused trees.
    Corporate office is a drain on resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Principal Statistical Programmer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Statistical Programmer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Statistical Programmer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at inVentiv Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities to learn in a good enviroment

    Cons

    Salary always stays the same

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not try to fool direct reports

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Enjoy the ride: a company ran with great leadership to a company now ran by business development!

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

    I have been working at inVentiv Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, leader in this space. There are always new things to work on and new hurdles to overcome but a definite change in culture since the THL take over.

    Cons

    A lot of cultural shift, no longer feels like the company I joined, you are now just a number and not a person. This is not unique to inVentiv I am sure and may just be a sign of our times but certainly a shift for those of us that have been around inVentiv for a while.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Little opportunity to grow if you live outside of NJ, seems to be an inner circle that is typically looked to when it comes to promotions, opportunities, etc. Perks appear to be based on something other than performance. Very little diversity at the top levels of the company. Top performers are getting disgruntled and will stop giving 110% as it doesn't really seem to matter, we are all treated the same,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Growing with lots of potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director, Clinical Research in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate Director, Clinical Research in Washington, DC

    I have been working at inVentiv Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, many different areas to work in with so many acquisitions of service companies.

    Cons

    IT issues with merging companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to talk to the worker doing the job about how things are going, rather than the executive for that department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Professional Pharmaceutical Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at inVentiv Health full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This is an amazing company! They actually care about their employees, have a realistic work life balance but take the job seriously and professionally. They do expect result,s which they should. The training was good, they give the necessary equipment to do the job, and potential new opportunities in the future. Working on contract is never a guarantee but what job is these days. They work hard to keep sales results increasing and the best they can be which is needed. They also continue to work toward gaining new contracts.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with the attitude and approach you currently have. You are great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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