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Campbell Alliance Reviews

Updated September 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Colleagues who are intelligent, good people and enjoyable to work with (in 5 reviews)

  • Solid leadership team - most people are smart and focused (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance continues to be a challenge, even with new initiatives (in 8 reviews)

  • Long hours and sense of always being "on (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Significant changes"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Campbell Alliance full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    New leadership has energized the organization. Organization is growing and the INC merger is only going to expand options for growth

    Cons

    Integration with broader commercial organization is still a challenge. Work/life balance continues to be a challenge, even with new initiatives.

    Advice to Management

    Keep engaging the team


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent company with some qwerks"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Campbell Alliance (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart, hardworking people, doing with is needed to get done.

    Cons

    40%+ turnover and this makes for uncomfortable relations with customers who like someone and then they are gone on to another venue. This also must be costing the company huge amounts of money. Some years ,they had wages freezes without any explanations. Upper management always seemed to fair well, but that echelon has turned over 100%.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency and treat your employees(the ones doing the work and making you look good) better.

  3. "Contractor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company had very professional atmosphere

    Cons

    It was extremely face paced


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work on a wide variety of pharma projects"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Campbell Alliance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Wide variety of interesting projects, lots of opportunities to learn about the biotech industry
    - Get to work with smart unassuming people, that make work enjoyable (huge plus when putting in long hours)
    - As an organization, there is a lot of emphasis on professional development
    - Transparency through the organization
    - Zero to low travel at junior levels

    Cons

    - As with all consulting work life balance can be a challenge sometimes; depending on type of project, client, project team, time of year, etc.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Campbell Alliance full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity for exposure to management and senior leadership due to a fairly flat organization.
    iVH Consulting works with both small and large pharma/biotech/med device clients so there is variety of projects and clients leading to a potential breadth of experience across the industry and across technical skills.

    Cons

    Not much say in staffing at an associate consultant/consultant level - the model could use updating/involvement from HR to promote cross-manager staffing and provide access to different types of projects.
    While there are offices where consultant go for the day, the company culture is not always positive especially for the colleagues that work remote or are constantly on client sites.

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunities to be present in the offices, invest time and resources to enhance the culture across role, office, practice, and projects.
    Invest and align on the recruitment model and involve consultants and managers so that they can become advocates for the company and represent iVH Consulting through formal and informal recruiting efforts.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to jump-start career in biotech/pharma"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Campbell Alliance (now known as inVentiv Health Consulting) has been through several changes in the past couple of years...for the better. The organization is now fully integrated with the broader inVentiv Health organization which provides us with access to experts (i.e., clinical, communications, sales force) whenever we need support with our consulting engagements.

    You are surrounded with individuals who are ambitious and intelligent, yet down to earth which allows for a stimulating yet fun environment. You're constantly learning new skills as typical projects last 1-3 months and then staffed on another (limited down time in between).

    Highly recommend it to those who are interested in jump-starting their career in the biotech/pharma space as you will not only learn a lot but also rapidly grow your network.

    Very limited travel.

    Cons

    As with any other consulting firms, you will likely need to work long hours initially until you're able to manage your time efficiently. There is a strong focus on high quality deliverables which often stretches new hires.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in our people and rewarding good work.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Good training, but poor culture"

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I received good training in PowerPoint and consulting. I bonded with some of my coworkers. Nice office furnishings and fun company parties. Low travel requirements. Mike Menta is a super person and a great leader.

    Cons

    I felt overwhelmed by the strong male culture. The social security factor was quite low if you didn't fit in with the highly masculine leaders, Mike Menta excluded - he is great! Working long hours was a must. It was too competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Hire stronger female executives and managers to ensure that everyone has a voice. Pay for drycleaning / laundering during training sessions at headquarters, I still remember that the training manager nickel and dimed us for that!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Interesting Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Campbell Alliance full-time

    Pros

    Constant opportunity and genuine willingness to cultivate talent.

    Cons

    Turnover at the top means it takes a while for new leadership to solidify.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Campbell Alliance"

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    Former Employee - Executive Director in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smartest group of people I have ever worked with.

    Cons

    Too much instability at the top with inVentiv and cross communications.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great culture and smart people"

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Campbell Alliance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    +You will work with smart people that are easy to get along with. It is consulting so you spend a lot of time at work. It helps that everyone you work with fits into Campbell's positive culture.

    +There are opportunities to work on a wide variety of projects from valuations to new product planning to launch strategy to franchise strategy. There are also opportunities to work on projects outside of your practice area (e.g., market access, commercial strategy, or medical affairs).

    Cons

    -As with all consulting jobs, there are long hours and a lot of feedback. The feedback is for your professional development, but it may be hard for some people to "handle" the constructive criticism.


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