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Helpful (4)

"Meat Grinder"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Wales, PA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Wales, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Very high growth, center of the pharma industry. It's fantastic as a company. Good benefits. International profile, opportunties to work with people around the globe.

Cons

Overwork-- they "own" your time, any time, any place. Very "corporate." Politics governance, cliqueish culture. Limited promotional prospects. Communication is by the grapevine. I literally used to get memos about major changes that said "by now you must have heard..." in the first communication about the subject.

Advice to Management

You're big enough and important enough now to get serious about creating a comfortable, egalitarian culture-- real 360 reviews, open communications, etc.

Other Employee Reviews for ICON

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Icon was an exhausting experience from start to finish."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Above average compensation plus a few middle managers who truly know how to coach and teach. Average benefits and 401k. Available overtime for those who need it.

    Cons

    Each department and management team works in a vacuum. Almost to a point where they are working against each other. There is no cohesiveness or teamwork within the company. There is an overall negative culture and the employees get the feeling that the management team is just as unhappy in their jobs as they are. The company rarely promotes from within. Training is nonexistent yet management holds it employees to a standard of perfection. This creates an environment where employees feel like they are set up to fail.

    Advice to Management

    Place a sole concentration on getting to know your employees and then use that knowledge to improve the overall culture. When employees enjoy their jobs, they are motivated to do a good job. Management is easy from there.


  2. "Good benefits, nice company to work for, just not in IT department"

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in North Wales, PA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in North Wales, PA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, work/life balance, flexbility

    Cons

    No direction in IT department


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