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"Need for transparency, better talent retention policies, lean management approach"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
Neutral Outlook

I have been working at ICON full-time

Pros

"Brand Name Recognition" CRO
Large number of resources
Opportunities exist for exposure to diverse array of projects and work
There are some truly intelligent people to work with

Cons

Too large of a CRO that change often comes slowly
Divisions lack coherent and consistent communication and resource sharing model
Management sometimes rewards tenure over actual ability or skill set
There exists dead weight at various levels that should be exposed

Advice to Management

Become more transparent and involved in the ground level discussions of performance because this is a knowledge based service product we're delivering. Reward loyalty and retain talent via curated vertical pathway, career development via conferences and additional training /education, and recognize individuals who should be managing/mentoring people with those who definitely should not.

Other Employee Reviews for ICON

  1. "Opportunities and change"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for advancement. Interesting work that helps people. Great people to work with in a business casual environment. Health benefits are second to none.

    Cons

    Training for management is non-existent. ICON wants to be the small family type of business it started as, but still be a big company. These conflict. The leadership are not interested in investing in technology that improves efficiency and solves problems.

    Advice to Management

    Managing the bottom line includes managing the escape of talent due to overwork and under pay.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Good Learning Experience but Time to Move on"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Study Start-Up Associate in North Wales, PA
    Current Employee - Study Start-Up Associate in North Wales, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ICON full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good place for a newbie to learn the ropes, training and mentoring system needs work but you won't get fired for having no idea what you're doing and ppl are usually nice enough to help when you ask

    Cons

    extremely below standard salary, bonuses have been suspended, you have to fight to move up or out of a department and even then you still may be kept stagnant, extremely cliqueish...

    Advice to Management

    spread the wealth and pay your employees what they deserve...everyday you brag about how our revenue is increasing from the previous year but we can't tell

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