Duke Clinical Research Institute Employee Reviews about "good benefits"
65% would recommend to a friend
(26 total reviews)
85% approve of CEO
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Updated Nov 14, 2023
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- "Biggest advantage of DCRI is that it is part of Duke with great benefits and regular work hours" (in 28 reviews)
- "work life balance is good" (in 23 reviews)
- "The people are great and engaging." (in 16 reviews)
- "Some interesting work and nice colleagues." (in 6 reviews)
- "Lots of smart and caring coworkers" (in 5 reviews)
- "Poor Management" (in 15 reviews)
- "It is hard to bring (or keep) quality employees because of the low pay structure and terrible annual raises." (in 13 reviews)
- "Salaries are not competitive" (in 12 reviews)
- "HR doesn't listen either and are of no help when an employee has an issue with a bad manager" (in 9 reviews)
- "Upper management made the wrong decisions and middle management were not supportive." (in 5 reviews)
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- 4.0Jan 1, 2017Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Great opportunities for exposure to the complete clinical research business in a matrix environment. Good benefits.
Salary is lower than rest of industry, but if you can take full advantage of all benefits it works out.Duke Clinical Research Institute Response7y
Thank you very much for taking the time to send a message to us. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us and were able to take advantage of the great benefits Duke offers. We feel the salaries at the DCRI are competitive within an Academic Research environment. Good luck in your new role.
- 2.0Apr 9, 2014Lead CRAFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsDurham, NC
Opportunity to work with faculty and KOLs. Comfortable building with attached parking. Great co-workers. Opportunity to travel nationally and internationally. Good insurance, retirement, and other benefits.
Culture completely changed over years from one that sought to educate, train, and recognize accomplishments to one of intimidation and threats. Lost the benefit of increased flexibility and potential for exposure to faculty and cutting edge research for lower pay. Project Leaders overall HORRIBLE managers and primarily interested in shifting work to team to look good and then not support the team. Things began to go down hill when Rob Califf and Debra Roth left and accelerated decline since. New management in 2012 worst decision ever! Very, very sad and disappointing.3
- 1.0Jun 18, 2020Associate DirectorFormer Employee, more than 8 yearsDurham, NC
Benefits are very good and the only reason to persevere.
Leadership is the epitome of buffoonery- a revolving door of over educated unaware self absorbed academics.5Duke Clinical Research Institute Response4y
Thank you for providing your input about your past experience at the DCRI. We hope that during your time at the Institute you were able to contribute to our mission and bring your talents to studies that result in real change in patient care. We know that our world leading research faculty, who also are practicing physicians, strive each day to make a difference in patients’ lives through our life-changing research. We wish you the best of luck in your career.
- 1.0Feb 4, 2020Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 8 yearsDurham, NC
Good benefits good 403 b and vacatio
No business plan For growth2Duke Clinical Research Institute Response4y
Thank you for sharing your input. We agree that as a part of Duke and the School of Medicine, DCRI offers a robust array of benefits, not the least of which is very flexible work options! We’re currently implementing a comprehensive strategic plan that launched last year, which includes new offerings for areas of growth in clinical research, such as pragmatic trials and studies, and digital health solutions. The DCRI is pivoting to meet the needs of our sponsors in this new decade, and we’re excited about our future. We also remain deeply committed to our mission to develop and share knowledge through our clinical research innovation, and to our unique model of uniting the world’s top clinician/physicians with a deep bench of talented operations teams who are dedicated to our ultimate goal—improving patient care.
- 3.0Feb 15, 2014Clinical Operations GroupCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsDurham, NC
Good Benefits through Duke University Pride of working for large well known organization (Duke) No worries of company bankruptcy or merges with other firms, EVER
Horrendous employee development and Promotion possibilities (glass ceiling for all but faculty, even they get frustrated too ) Very Low pay for your title and overwork like INSANE levels Plenty of time off, but you can't take it because your study(ies) will suffer and others judge you for for taking time off3
- 2.0Apr 20, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Great for someone winding down their career who is not interested in building a career. Good retirement benefits if you can hang in that long.
They are always researching the low salaries with other companies but salaries never change. Have not been able to retain employees.6Duke Clinical Research Institute Response9y
Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts. As the largest academic research organization in the world, the DCRI seeks people who are eager to work for a mission-driven organization whose goal is to develop and share knowledge that improves the care of patients around the world through innovative clinical research—no matter what stage of your career! Like many academic workplaces, we have a diverse, engaged workforce where seasoned professionals, career starters, physicians, faculty and world-renowned researchers work side-by-side to bring the best of ideas and innovation to the table to improve patient health. Our commitment to continuous improvement extends beyond research, though. We do regularly work with Duke to review our salary structure and make adjustments where needed. And it’s widely known that our benefits package adds significant value to the total compensation. Employees have access to a variety of health and wellness plans, a uniquely generous employer-provided retirement contribution, tuition assistance, and a robust employee discount program. So whether you’re a new hire or are dreaming of retirement, I think DCRI is a great place to work. ~Nicole Hedrick, Chief Human Resources Officer
- 2.0Jan 19, 2019CRACurrent Employee, more than 10 years
Good work/life balance. Good health benefits.
Lots of workplace gossip. Promotions are hard to come by. Parking is expensive.4
- 2.0Jul 2, 2011Clinical Trial AssistantCurrent Employee
-Education benefits are good, especially if you want to go back to school or have college age children. -Flexible time is offered and you can set your own hours within the core hours. -Decent benefits
-Promotions and growth is very political. There is no logic to some of the promotions compared to who doesn't get a promotion. -Senior management can be aloof -Pay is not comparable at all with industry -Pay for parking -Mostly govt trials with very small budgets. -Employee review system can hinge on the opinion of one person on the team. -Enviroment can be stagnant
- 4.0May 15, 2017Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Cutting edge research Good medical/dental/vision benefits
Low pay. Cubicle work environment.Duke Clinical Research Institute Response7y
Thank you for providing feedback. We agree the DCRI has great benefits but most importantly the heartbeat of DCRI rests on the foundation of maintaining a workforce charged with integrity, excellence, respect, innovation and teamwork. Salary is monitored very closely throughout the year. DCRI strives to stay competitive to local market for an Academic Research Organization. DCRI is committed to continuous improvement to work culture and recently embarked on piloting different work spaces to engage team collaboration and mobility to move freely to various work stations to inspire creativity.