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"Clinical Research Associate"

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Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in North Wales, PA
Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in North Wales, PA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Good place to start after college, great training, good benefits

Cons

Very cliquey, slow to promote unless you are in the 'in' crowd, low pay

Advice to Management

treat your employees equally, stop the favoritism. You have high CRA turn over due to extreme travel expectations and low compensation; Advice to employees- learn what you can and get out.

Other Employee Reviews for ICON

  1. "Lots of knowledge and opportunities in clinical research field"

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    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Farmingdale, NY
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Farmingdale, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Acknowledgement, Respect for employees, Equality for benefit

    Cons

    Need to work overtime which is good to make money, and bad for family

    Advice to Management

    great effort by management to improve quality of work


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Very poor quality of life with no end in sight."

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    Current Employee - Senior CRA
    Current Employee - Senior CRA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are good. People are for the most part great and the LCRAs have been great to work for.

    Cons

    Totally metric driven company! 96 days on site per year to receive an avg performance rating. Slip one or two days and you get a below avg rating. Studies are POORLY resourced. Not enough CRA, LCRAs and assistants on every study. CRAs are working 60-75 hours per week and missing metrics due to being over worked and then we suffer at our evalution. The metrics set everyone up for failure. Pfizer alliance only makes this situation worse because of their 483's with the FDA which ICON has a 483 as well. Put two companies like that together and it's all about metrics and unrealistic CAPA committiments to the FDA such as CRAs getting evaluated on a site's EDC entry timeline of 4 CALENDAR days! One vaccine study for Pfizer had 9 of 20 CRAs quit. Which I am too very soon. Rumor is ICON is getting bought out or merging. Employees on all levels are leaving ICON. Oh, no bonuses either and not one drink allowed to be expensed.

    Advice to Management

    Stop under resourcing studies and driving your employees to quit. Certainly the rising turnover rate is apparrent on what is happening. Get rid of the 8 DOS/month metric and scheduling visits 3 mos in advance. Living by the monitoring guidelines and GCP guidances should be plenty!

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