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Bioclinica Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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Pros
  • There was some great people to work with before the reduction in force had them walked out (in 10 reviews)

  • A very few good people remaining (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Bioclinica will continue to lose talented people as the work/life balance becomes intolerable (in 11 reviews)

  • Extremely low pay to those who have been loyal to the company (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Avoid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bioclinica full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    none none none none none

    Cons

    Total disconnect from the upper management. Middle management is mostly inexperienced and incompetent. Employees are kept in the dark about their future. There are constant mergers and acquisitions. Managers have to lie to their employees to keep them around. No clear long term goals.
    HR department consists of the meanest people possible on top and is absolutely inapproachable.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting people from inside who do not have true industry experience.
    Home come at the town halls there are huge gains announced every quarter, but in reality the company is always behind on budget?


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Unethical Executives"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Audubon, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Audubon, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bioclinica full-time

    Pros

    It is difficult to say anything good about Bioclinica anymore. A very few good people remaining. Expect most ofamous them to leave soon.

    Cons

    Senior executive management in eClinical are as unethical as they come. I have seen lies, sexual harrasmet and management through threats. HR knows but are afraid to do anything.

    Advice to Management

    This is to the Owners as the management are the unethical corrupt group that fooled you into paying what you did. Actually look at the people in charge. Speak with the employees and HR. Pull back the covers you will be shocked with what you find.

    Bioclinica Response

    Jan 13, 2017 – Talent Acquisition and HR

    Thank you for your review. We at Bioclinica value and appreciate all feedback from current and former employees and are keenly focussed on ensuring that all our employees are engaged and supported ... More


  3. Helpful (6)

    "IOA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IOA
    Current Employee - IOA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bioclinica full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Literally just trying to meet the 20 word minimum requirement because I can't find a single positive thing to say about this company :)

    Cons

    This place is a hell hole--expect to work long hours with below average pay. Honestly you can make more working at a postal office than here.

    Operations department is a mess and management is very lackluster. The manager has an unreliable schedule and is either out of office or WFH for most days of the week. Don't expect any real guidance, support, or communication from management--they can't be trusted.

    Advice to Management

    - Find someone with REAL management experience who actually knows how to run a team.

    - Give senior IOAs more incentive to stay with the company. Raises and compensation for ops is basically nonexistent.


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  5. Helpful (8)

    "A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Audubon, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Audubon, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bioclinica full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, however management have very questionable ethics. Pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Management will stab employees in the back then pretend it was out of their hands and deny responsibility. They will lie to make a spreadsheet look good to investors. As soon as the investors are satisfied they begin cutting staff they told the investors would do the work. Leaves the few remaining employees with a ridiculous workload that no human being can do. They pretend to care about the employees but at the end of the day everyone is expendable and they don't give a sh*t for anyone but themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together. Do what you say you're going to do and don't lie to your employees. BE HONEST. Talk to the employees, and not in MBA-speak. Be forthright. For example, don't minimize a "reorganization," then start cutting people without any notice. Call it what it is -- layoffs, so people can plan for themselves and their families. To let people go same day, without any notice is deplorable.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Degrading, waste of time, low pay, long hours, no reward."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Research in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bioclinica full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros! Management only manages money and accounts! They have no clue what it takes to keeps clients happy or how many hours employees work to make them look good. BioClinica's only interest is to acquire and merge to compete with big CRO's

    Cons

    Patient Recruitment and Retention is the worst department in the company to work in! The COO is all about using his employees to make himself look good to upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Boycott the COO, defend your staff.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "downward spiral"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ambler, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ambler, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bioclinica full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some good people sticking it out there despite a lot of good people leaving in the past few years.

    Cons

    Outlook is grim. Place is putting on a good face while its being shopped around (hoping a big company will buy Bioclinica) but the purchase of Synowledge means a lot of people are being laid off in large groups dropping morale more so than just watching good people leave. Executives blame managers for morale issues when managers have been mandated to train up Synowledge resources and ignoring proper raises to employees that have worked there for years. There has been no indication that this will change in the future because one of the selling points (as the company is shopped around) is that we have "resources" in India instead of saying we are just outsourcing important positions.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring 900 people in India to replace 100 people here doesnt mean you have nine times the experience. If you are going to just move all the positions eventually, be more upfront about it so people can prepare. Dont lay off whole departments or people with years of experience because they spent 2 weeks training up the employees at Synoledge.

    Bioclinica Response

    Oct 7, 2016 – Talent Acquisition and HR

    Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We at Bioclinica value and appreciate all feedback from current and former employees and are keenly focused on ensuring that all of our employees ... More


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Great people - VERY LOW PAY"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bioclinica full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The seasoned employees here are very knowledgeable, great teamwork, and friendly. Health benefits are decent and so is the paid time off.

    Cons

    Extremely low pay to those who have been loyal to the company. Management and upper management doesn't seem to care about its employees. Especially those who have been with the company for several years. Almost as though they are trying to push them out.
    They are bringing in new hires at a MUCH higher rate than those who have company and work experience.

    Advice to Management

    Its really time you started taking care of those that take care of you. Word is out about several employees being hired in at a much higher rate (this is especially true in the project management department). This is also reflected in the salary section of Glassdoor. The amount of employee turnover of your dedicated and experienced workers is reflecting that. If you continue to underpay and over work your seasoned employees you will be left with inexperienced workers and very unhappy clients.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Horrible Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bioclinica full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If anyone ever says this is a great place to work, they must be related to their boss in some way. Great coffee and nice building.

    Cons

    This has to be the worst place to work at. Managers are leaving left and right. Supervisors are in charge. Managers love the work from home offer. Every review will say "training" is horrible. Managers have no clue what their people are doing. They try to be best friends with their employees instead of managing. Managers make horrible comments about the CEO and think he's a joke. Run while you can.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are not your friends. You need to manage and quit acting like the young kids that work around you. Coloring your hair does not make you any younger. Get over yourself.


  10. Helpful (15)

    "Bioclinica...a psychiatric hospital that pretends to be a CRO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None. Really there are none. You will regret working here 100%. I tried hard to figure out one pro so here it is: fridays work from home.

    Cons

    Wow not sure where to start. I preface this by saying I am not a disgruntled former employee whatsoever. My review is based in my objective opinion on what I experienced first-hand, and is completely true without an ounce of exaggeration.

    *absolute morons in leadership roles
    *executives hire their friends for leadership roles because they value loyalty more than ability
    *lies, misdirection and deceipt are commonplace here in communication between management and direct reports
    *harassment (both sexual and verbal) happens all the time here. HR pretends to care, but do not. Nor do they act.

    Advice to Management

    Speak to the real issues here that you most definitely are aware of. Show some humanity. Keep a PM more than 5mins. Put aside your egos because you are absolute nobodies in this industry, and while you drive beautiful cars and rule with an iron fist, that doesn't mean people respect you here. Hard work and professionalism garners respect. You idiots and your larger than life egos are both hilarious and sad.

    Advice to JLL Partners: Sell bioclinica while you can. Hold management accountable for their disastrous business decisons. You could have a $3B valuation inside of 3 years if you didn't have these trainwrecks in charge.

    Bioclinica Response

    Jun 29, 2016 – Talent Acquisition and HR

    Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We at Bioclinica value and appreciate all feedback from current and former employees and are keenly focused on ensuring that all of our employees ... More


  11. Helpful (2)

    "PSS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PSS in Princeton Meadows, NJ
    Current Employee - PSS in Princeton Meadows, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good stepping stone for your career

    Cons

    Management only cares about themselves



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