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  1. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    does not recommend. chaotic at best

    Apr 16, 2022 -  in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    pay is very competitive and flexible work schedule

    Cons

    observations and experiences have been: 1) lack of enough resourcing as too many projects are accepted at the expense of the employee (for profit of course) work life balance and leadership is sub optimal 2) decentralized company chooses to put people in a study team cross culture time zone with no regard for team cohesiveness or forethought it's just a body in a spot. 3) often times teams are comprised of inexperienced staff members in countries where labor is cheap and ​communication​ is poor. Leadership at study team level does not understand challenges on their projects as they are chosen based on pure availability and ther experience, probably because attrition is an issue

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    CRA I

    Jul 1, 2022 - CRA I in Durham, NC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Make your own schedule Travel Work from home Good Salary Diversity Managers Care

    Cons

    Can be overwhelming at times; will take some getting used to

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  2. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Toxic work environment, AVOID

    Jun 5, 2022 - Financial Analyst in Durham, NC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good pay for a starting position

    Cons

    Oh goodness, where to start. The culture is toxic and with the recent acquisition by a private equity firm it is going to get worse. There were no formal manuals (written or video instructions) for how to do my job. I can respect watching someone else do a process but alot of the functions can be complicated and need direct guidance. The IT team is the worst I have seen, and I would get reprimanded for not getting access to files in a timely manner, even though I was diligent in my requests. The work life balance is good at first until they pile on more work than you can handle and I would regularly work 55-60 hour weeks at a company that likes to tout their so called work life balance. Some of the KPIs are dumb, such as how fast you can remember details about a project when you are 50+ that you work on. My manager was toxic, micromanaging and made my performance worse than if I was on my own. Overall, this job was awful and took a massive toll on my mental health.

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