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DaVita Clinical Research Reviews

Updated October 26, 2017
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  1. "Sr. Reporting Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Reporting Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Reporting Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DaVita Clinical Research full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    * Work Remote (depending on the team)
    * Good Benefits
    * Steady Communication from Senior Management

    Cons

    * Lower than average pay
    * Challenging to get face to face time with IT or HR
    * Act like a start-up company (long hours, low pay, high expectations) even though they have been in business for a long time

    Advice to Management

    * Gratitude goes a long way. Be grateful for your team!
    * Never throw your teammates under the bus - do not talk about them behind their back, do not cast blame, and don't complain to your team.
    * Work towards building up your team and empowering them. Set clear expectations and ways that the team can see they are being successful.


  2. "Amazing place - if you're willing to work hard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakewood, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DaVita Clinical Research full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Endless opportunities
    - Continuous company growth means room for movement
    - Company culture is fun!
    - Great sense of team

    Cons

    - Got to put in the extra effort to reap all the rewards, recognition and advancements. NOT recommended for those who just want to "ride along"

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at DaVita Clinical Research full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoyable culture, dynamic work environment, lots of growth and opportunity. Business is either boom or bust-some months you work hard while others are very laid back.

    Cons

    Many higher paying positions require advance medical licensure.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Status Quo"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DaVita Clinical Research full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility with PTO, sometimes working from home. Employees are respected by teammates and managers and it's generally a very positive environment.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities for growth, raises and salaries do not compare with industry competitors, a general feeling of "good enough" rather than "let's strive to be the best"

    Advice to Management

    Include more financial rewards for large projects completed and long-term success in a role.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A place to start in the industry"

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

    I worked at DaVita Clinical Research full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, good experience and exposure when you can get it, flexible hours, free parking

    Cons

    Nepotism, company does not hire people with previous experience so it takes a long time to train them, little to no career development, small annual raises with no bonuses, the vernacular around the office is that you need to "prove yourself" to upper management

    Advice to Management

    Do not lie to your employees or play favorites - it creates a negative environment, and give out bonuses for work completed since there is really no other incentive to stay at this company


  6. "Davita Clinical Research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DaVita Clinical Research full-time

    Pros

    People within company are great to work with.

    Cons

    Promotions are very difficult. No where to go up to.


  7. "RN"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DaVita Clinical Research full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent clinical Knowledge and skills. Acute Dialysis for 17 years

    Cons

    Management always changing. High turn over rate.Poorly educated on new equipment

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved with your staff

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DaVita Clinical Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity, some great employees, part of a large company able to move anywhere always meet new people with a 50% turnover rate

    Cons

    Horrible leadership, way to many bosses the company is top heavy, they treat their employees like they are always replaceable no recognition, a cult, MO core values, an unmanageable amount of work, does not pay good only 1-3% raises they say they pay less than average because you hey bonuses, but you rarely get the bonus the goals rarely get met

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like you want to be treated, recognition for good work, follow the core values you say you have


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fun environment but lacking development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DaVita Clinical Research full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun people who make great friends both in and out of the office
    Flexible schedules
    Laid back management

    Cons

    No defined career development opportunities
    No recognition of a job well done when you go above and beyond (there used to be but it had stopped long before I left)
    Laid back management

    Advice to Management

    Engage your employees. They should always have enough to do that challenges and helps to develop their skills. A decent bonus structure would help make pay more competitive with larger companies.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Toxic Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakewood, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DaVita Clinical Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice, new, state of the art facility in Lakewood, Colorado. Opportunity to move elsewhere within DaVita, for the right person.

    Cons

    Just be forewarned....this division of DaVita talks about the "core" values, for which the main company is well known, but this office in Lakewood is NOT that DaVita! The bottom line and metrics are way more important that the people that make them happen, which is why the turnover rate is 50% each year, and employee satisfaction scores are in the low 40's. Run, don't walk from this "opportunity"!

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to build and value your people. They can see through the flimsy "team building" efforts. Until you walk the talk you will continue to lose valuable talent!


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