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Cutting Edge Information Reviews

Updated September 7, 2017
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  1. "Unique"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cutting Edge Information full-time

    Pros

    Hires for intelligence and ability. Flexible work schedules and locations. Inclusive environment. Hands-on leadership with no micro-management. Probably the best place you could work to learn about pharma as a whole. The work is hard, but not so hard that you don't want to do it. Co-workers, definitely the co-workers.

    Cons

    One of the owners is an authoritarian, but lacks the vision or expertise to be successful under that approach. He's not involved in the day-to-day; which makes this more of a nuisance than a serious problem.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great team, strategy could be clearer."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cutting Edge Information full-time

    Pros

    I love working with the people of CEI. Everyone works hard and works together to finish projects and help customers.

    Cons

    Just not sure where we're headed. There have been a lot of changes and it seems like everybody is jumping around to meet short term goals without much attention to where we're going in the long term.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to us more about where we are headed and how we're contributing to those goals. We work together great, but we need to know we are going.

  3. "Awful management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cutting Edge Information full-time

    Pros

    Small company environment ideal to learn a lot about the life science industry. Great employees. You can goof off as much as you want - the CEO will join in on the fun! He is always looking for something to do other than work. If you maintain some sort of work ethic and minimal pace, you will never get fired.

    Cons

    Low pay, no recognition, bonus system changes based on management moods. No direction, no leadership. Upper management initiatives never go anywhere. Never sure what they have up their sleeves. Not even sure what they're doing - barely any involvement in company work. No opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Get to work. Stop blaming employees for company failures. There is a cost to inaction - you are the perfect example.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "An excellent opportunity for recent college graduates"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cutting Edge Information full-time

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity to gain industry knowledge and analytical experience
    Lack of required travel and reasonable hours - neither of which is common in business strategy role
    Intelligent, friendly co-workers
    Job offers opportunity to learn about varied business functions

    Cons

    Small company offers limited opportunity for growth
    Travel opportunities for employees limited


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A sinking ship..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cutting Edge Information full-time

    Pros

    -Family-friendly environment
    -Some highly-intelligent and wonderful people on staff
    -Great place to work if you want to perform at "status quo"
    -Company-paid benefits

    Cons

    Employees seem more interested in throwing Nerf balls around and joking around than actually doing work at this company. This would actually sound like a progressive 21st century entrepreneurial attribute if it didn't happen 5 days a week / all day long. There are some really great people on board who work hard for this company, including some really talented people who have left. However, there is little to zero room for advancement within the organization. If you are a hard worker, you must go elsewhere to succeed professionally, which is sad because the company at one time had a lot of potential.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees. Provide advancement opportunities for some of the more experienced and invest in the hard-working staff members you still have on board before they jump ship. Accept that change won't come by sticking with a business model that worked 12 years ago. Management needs to play a bigger hand in top-down strategy and making employees feel appreciated and motivated. Your company has potential; you just need to learn where to capitalize, resource and strategize.


  6. "The little consulting company that could"

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Researcher in Durham, NC
    Recommends

    Pros

    CEI is a good place to work overall. The teams I've worked with have been a great opportunity to learn and the "characters" in the office always keep things fun. I have learned a great deal about our research subjects and our customers. I know I'll be able to use that information here or in other jobs.

    Cons

    Projects can be pretty long so sometimes it's hard to maintain the level of productivity and excitement I would like. Corporate strategy is sometimes hazy although we seem to come back to basics eventually.

    Advice to Management

    Quarterly meetings with the whole company to update on progress.