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"Company underpays employees"

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

Pros

New experience, new field, nice view from office, some flexibility with hours, not very much overtime, okay vacation.

Cons

No appreciation for hard work, extremely low salaries, antiquated IT system and filesharing systems, bad health insurance plans.

Other Employee Reviews for ICON

  1. Helpful (5)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  2. "CRO of choice"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Trial Manager in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Clinical Trial Manager in Budapest (Hungary)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ICON full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working conditions, home-based opportunity, competitive salary rates and benefits, engaged and motivated project teams, professional environment, learning and development.

    Cons

    Fluctuant but sometimes difficult to manage high workload, tiny redundancies still in some processes. Stilll space to improve systems that are used.

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