Mission: We aim to be the best Pharma Staffing company.
Talented, agile and a really exciting company to work with.
I have been working at Clinical Professionals full-time (Less than a year)
Having only joined a Division Manager in April, everything that was promised to me has so far been given.
Having worked in several recruitment companies across different sectors, this is the first that has been a pretty mature environment.
I have my targets, but they are achievable and fair and you're not micro managed.
The option for drinks on a Friday is always there, but not compulsory.
On the work side of things, the business has a good name within Industry, with some unique selling points with Skills Academy and Physician to Pharma and there are definitive career paths within the different entities of pharma recruitment.
The company isn't just a "life science" or "pharma" recruiter. The different divisions (Medics, Scientific, Devices, Quality, Regulatory, Med Comms) provide the full scope of what a Top 10 Pharma or smaller Biotech would need in terms of staffing.
With more offices opening in Europe and US there is definitely a lot of opportunity for recruiters that are willing to work for it.
Seeing some other comments on here griping about "10 hour days" make me laugh...welcome to recruitment!
The office in London is grim and some of the IT infrastructure is a bit dated, but we are moving to nice new offices in St. Pauls on the 1st September so this will be rectified.
Advice to Management
I have had no problems with anyone, so keep doing what you are doing...
I applied through other source. I interviewed at Clinical Professionals.
I got a telephone message from someone called 'Lorry' no last name given ( very unprofessional) telling me about their fully funded 'academy' which I thought sounded too good to be true but I was curios, so I rang back. Man answered phone, but did not tell me his name (very unprofessional again). I told him I was returning 'Lorry's' call, he told me she wasn't at her desk and to ring back in about half an hour (he should have taken my name, left a note for 'Lorry' and got her to ring me back! Basic customer service fails these people!)I told him I just wanted to find out more about this suspicious company, he told me it wasn't his department! I rang 'Lorry' back who was just plain rude and sounded like I was an inconvenience to her. She seemed like she would rather be on a tea break than do her job. I could hear people laughing loudly in the background during my call, which further adds to their unprofessional manner of this company. Lorry gave only monosyllabic answers to my questions. I asked her:
"I see that you offer accommodation for graduates who are attending your academy, could you please give me more information on the type of accommodation and how close it is located to the academy?"
Her answer: " 'otel in city centre. " followed by a long awkward pause from me in amazement at this persons contempt for her job. Despite this, I asked her what exactly is taught at the academy?
Her answer: "Can't tell ya"
Honestly, it was like talking to a stroppy three year old with this woman who must have been in her late twenties. I had heard enough and my advice to anyone who gets a call from Lorry or anyone from this company is to avoid them like the plague as they seem like a total scam.