Mission: ICONs mission is to help our clients to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life.
I have been working at ICON full-time
Huge international presence - over 12,300 employees across 87 locations in 38 countries.
Matrix organization, new employees will get help from colleagues. Learning curve is decent, Newbies are not bombarded with huge responsibilities in the first month, unlike smaller companies.
North Wales, PA is a good place to live and not too expensive. Moving here could be a good decision.
There is a lot of inter departmental politics in management, but this is common in most companies. Salaries are generally not very high but if you know your worth, you can negotiate a decent salary.
Advice to Management
Don't shy away from hiring more qualified people. Raise salaries or else you will lose some good employees.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at ICON.
My background is an excellent fit with the role I applied for. I was also referred by a well liked, high ranking employee within the company who went out of his way to recommend me. Even with all this, it was a major achievement to get past HR/Talent acquisition. They really seem to guard the gate.
Anyway, after the initial phone interviews, the on-site interview went well. Everyone was impressed but then for some reason I never got a call. I later found out that they found me overqualified and the job went to someone else - who quit in less than a month!
A few months later I again got a call, this time the Hiring manager was someone else who really liked my background. We skipped the on-site this time as I had already done that, and I was made an offer.
I had researched my salary worth really well and was able to negotiate a good salary. You MUST spend enough time knowing your $$ worth and do negotiate or else you will be low balled.