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Chiltern International Reviews

Updated June 17, 2017
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  • Upper management only cares about project delivery but has no clue what is going on (in 5 reviews)

  • Email overload, sometimes a lack of communication from Corporate (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Clinical Research Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Chiltern International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This CRO does quality work and does not work with the huge pharma companies. After six months with this company, my quality of life is much improved over larger CROs that work with big pharma clients.

    Cons

    The travel is more likely to be national than regional.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Good place with good people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior SAS Statistical Programmer in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Senior SAS Statistical Programmer in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chiltern International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Jim is a friendly, approachable, and informative CEO. When we have a company gathering (cook off, monthly birthday celebrations, etc.) he shows up if he's in town. The company is family friendly and offer flexible work schedules to accommodate working parents. Everyone helps each other and the group is team-oriented.

    Cons

    A lot of changes going on currently. Because of this, it's not always apparent when new projects are assigned.

    There was no training provided on department procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Provide training and develop a better method for letting folks know when they get a new project.

  3. "Intern SAS Programmer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA

    Pros

    A very friendly happy and helpful atmosphere

    Cons

    nothing! I really enjoy my internship


  4. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regulatory Records Administrator in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Regulatory Records Administrator in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chiltern International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    a relaxed atmosphere, great people

    Cons

    Poor Management skills, Managers are not proactivly involved with staff. Training is not job specific. Lack of hiring profiecient people. Very low pay for some departments

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the good and bad staff


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Senior Pharmacovigilance Officer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Senior PV Officer in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Senior PV Officer in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chiltern International (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is flexibility in working hours.

    Cons

    Organization will need to raise the employee salaries to industry standard.

    Advice to Management

    Please have an open mind and listen to the employees.


  6. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Global Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Care for their employees
    Good benefits
    flexible schedules

    Cons

    heavy workload which impacts work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Pay close attention to work demands of employees


  7. Helpful (9)

    "not well organized"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Team Leader in Bristol, VA
    Current Employee - Clinical Team Leader in Bristol, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chiltern International full-time

    Pros

    the people are nice, was pleased to hear that they are under new clinical leadership. they do try to provide for a work/life balance

    Cons

    the salary is not competitive with other CROs, their systems are archaic--particularly the use of Lotus notes and spreadsheets vs. microsoft and databases.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Project Leader in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Technology Project Leader in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent team. Good communication and very helpful and knowledgable team members.

    Cons

    Pay is low end. Need to hire more CRA. Should hire young CRAs to learn from the more experienced instead of over burdening the experienced staff.

    Advice to Management

    Pay those who perform.


  9. "Good Small CRO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Budgets and Proposals Executive in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Budgets and Proposals Executive in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are the greatest asset of this company. They really manage to bring in some great people from other large CROs, specifically PPD. The workload is fairly manageable as well.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are not that great. The IT department is virtually nonexistent and as of 2012 the company still ran off of Lotus Notes rather than MS Office.

    Advice to Management

    Work on the IT department and the infrastructure.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Extensive travel with no concern for work/life balance. 20 years experience and never traveled more than there."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Johnson City, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Johnson City, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chiltern International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Great peers willing to help whenever needed.
    -Ability to work from home when not traveling (see cons)

    Cons

    -Extensive Travel that is not regionalized
    -No work/life balance
    -Failure of HR to assist in concerns
    -Extremely overpriced medical care when additional costs are added in. The family deductible was over $5000 starting -in July and again in January. Yes, $10,500 a year in required deductible costs.
    -While there are some solid managers, they must live in concern for their jobs. So while they empathize with your situation, they honestly can't do much for you.
    -Expansion of company is happening so fast they just can't keep up. Concern is about becoming the Quintiles of the world instead of staying in the niche they were best at.

    Advice to Management

    -To lower management, move on if possible. I see the red flags popping up and you don't want to get caught in a hail storm.
    -To upper management, instead of the constant looking ahead at the great and grand future of a huge company, see that what you have behind you are good, dedicated people that have been there for years dedicated to you, but losing patience. Expansion means nothing without the dedication of the staff you had. Its already happening as I have heard directly of one company coming in to clean up your mess.


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