QuintilesIMS - Great company overall, but quality of life is lacking...... | Glassdoor
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"Great company overall, but quality of life is lacking......"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

-Work Worth Doing, great feeling that you are contributing to a better tomorrow. Good to know the work you do affects the health of billions worldwide.
-Good pay
-Great benefits
-Management (dependent on dept. you work in) somewhat flexible with outside work requests (i.e. doctor appts., leaving early for family related functions, working from home when kids are sick)
-Very professional atmosphere
-Second to none in IT, very creative/ innovative

Cons

-Work-life balance is lacking.
-Not directly told, but expected to put in as many hours as needed to get the job done. Expect 50-60 hour work weeks.
-Business units make promises to sponsors without realistic understanding of man power needed. Difficult position to be in as a company because if you tell the truth you may lose the sponsor's business where as another CRO will lie to get the business. Bottom line, resources (i.e. competent, motivated man power) need to be in place. This is not currently the situation. Many roles have merged, 1 person may be expected to do the work of 2-3.
-CTMS investment not looking like a good step for company moving forward. System has created 3 times the amount of manual entry it was expected to cut down on.
-Promotions can occur based on inconsistent decision making. Can be frustrating as a contractor to see less qualified individuals be promoted around you.

Advice to Management

-Listen to your people. They do the job everyday and know what is needed to do quality work.
-Hire more competent, motivated staff, and cut ties with ineffective leadership who are content with the status quo.
-Make decisions based on long term growth, don't be reactive and ensure staff are supported. The customer is not always right.

Other Employee Reviews for QuintilesIMS

  1. "Great Place Overall, Everyone is pleasant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Team Work is used in my department, very well

    Cons

    None so far.....Contract bases is longer than expected


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Beneficial for career advancement elsewhere"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Coordinator in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Coordinator in Marietta, GA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Medical/ Dental Plan
    Higher Education benefits
    Chance to Obtain clinical research industry knowledge

    Cons

    Low wages
    Very Political
    Slow/no career advancement
    Poor/No leadership with career path
    No/slow to promote across departments
    Poor collaboration among departments and regions
    Prefers to hire externally
    Little reckon or rewards
    High workload
    To much rework
    high turnover

    Advice to Management

    You have many talented people. Recognize , appreciate and utilize the employees who are loyal instead of taking advantage of them. Pay them fairly and allow them to take the education YOU PAY FOR and use it where they will be happy, not where you want them to be. You will continue to be used as a training ground for other clinical research organizations if you don't get your act together. You will never be number 1.

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