inVentiv Health
2.7 of 5 127 reviews
www.inventivhealth.com Burlington, MA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 14, 2014

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34% Approve of the CEO

inVentiv Health Chairman and CEO Paul M. Meister

Paul M. Meister

(53 ratings)

40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Product Launch, Great Work/Life Balance, professional, good clients"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Great benefits, and they handle contracts for large companies"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "no one responds to emails, raises an bonuses are nil to non-existent"
    in 6 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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Good contract company to get your foot in the door

Customer Representative (Current Employee)
Columbia, SC

I have been working at inVentiv Health as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGreat place to get your foot in the door, it really all depends on which company you contract with

ConsAll depends on the company you contract with

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at inVentiv Health full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat company, great benefits, with very professional environment .

ConsOutsourcing can be frustrating, specifically IT.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Just OK - totally unorganized

District Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at inVentiv Health full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood Salaries for contract field sales.
Company cars.
Very little inVentiv involvement - everything comes from and is dictated by the client company. This can be good or bad depending only on the client.
Good place to begin a sales rep or DM career in pharma.

ConsVERY few people in the home office/upper management to actually help out the field with issues/questions/information. They seem to "wing it" on many, many things. Can be frustrating as a field employee.
Terrible health benefits!
Since it is contract, there is always ambiguity and you always wonder when your job will end.
No real career path to move up in the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhen contracts end, actually try to place good people on other contracts. The company culture has shifted to "hiring outside the company is always best." It used to be if you had a track record of success, you would get placed. Now inVentiv is always mum and allows all decisions to be made by the client. Give employees a way to actually stick with inVentiv long term.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good opportunity but short-lived

CopyWriter (Current Employee)
Newtown, PA

I have been working at inVentiv Health full-time for more than a year

ProsThe company goes through so many interations that it's really best for those starting out or in career transitions. Great people and energy overall. Some great talent has thrived there over the years.

ConsOutdated systems, management somewhat out of touch with the industry, company is not interested in personal growth.

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider retaining the best talent and investing in them.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It's been a long road...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at inVentiv Health full-time for more than 3 years

ProsInitial compensation is good, good people to seek out as mentors. You have the ability to take on as much as you can and learn in the process about the industry.

ConsVery few promotions, even internally - often blamed on finances in some way. Merit increases are typically only 1.5%, less than the rise in standard of living cost per year.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company

Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Slidell, LA

I worked at inVentiv Health as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGreat benefits, and they handle contracts for large companies.

ConsThey need to review past employees for other contracts.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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poor management and not accurate performance reviews

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at inVentiv Health full-time

Prossome flexibility with working at home.

Consno appreciation awards for administrative staff. you mean nothing to them if you are not billable.
The company shows favoritism and does care how hard you work. Too much restructuring of departments, poor communication - no knows what is going on. Just leased out 3rd floor and moved everyone to first and second floors and they are still not done downsizing. Data Management has been shifted to India. Out dated Distribution Lists, - half the people do not get communication. Benefits are good but the deductible for the employee is outrageous. It's a private company so their resources are low. They have many pending projects. Many errors. No guaranteed bonus or raise every year for all your hard work.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate on a weekly basis with your staff including the non billable people. Explain any issues at that time, not a year from now when they show up on a review. Get systems in place. All this manual tracking of information only increases errors. Be sure everyone involved is on the same page. Half the people never become informed of new processes. People are leaving the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Beware the rollercoaster ride.....its a private equity owned sweat shop

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at inVentiv Health full-time

ProsMany dedicated professionals working in the field that rise to the challenge and want to believe in the leadership

ConsA dismal set of basic tools to do your job (ie simple email and reporting systems) due to leadership/PE investors complete unwillingness to properly reinvest in the business. Rapid changes in strategy, direction and senior leadership leave you guessing where the company and your career will go. Thomas H Lee and the senior executive team only care about manufactured financials to get an IPO date set to enrich themselves.

Advice to Senior ManagementStabilize the ship, treat people with respect (after all this is a professional services business), pony up whats required to give your people and clients the basic tools to do their job and start winning new business and most of all stop promising bonus plans / payouts which never actually come.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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incongruent

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Princeton, NJ

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

Prosgood online training, SCDM certification provided and the CEU credits are supported.

Consincongruent, toxic environment, intimidating managers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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no communication or direction by any management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Prosclose to home. easy access to shopping and auto repair shops.

Conscold and angry employees. management is even worse.

Advice to Senior ManagementSTOP LYING!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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