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"Feels like I work with people that care about me as Family would, Love, Love, Love it here!"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Financial Analyst II in Research Triangle Park, NC
Current Employee - Financial Analyst II in Research Triangle Park, NC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at QuintilesIMS full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Benefits are Awesome, Work/Life balance, Trustworthy Employees, Team Work, Trust Worthy Management. Huge amount of Support overall.

Cons

Would like Salaries to be more comparable to other companies. More up to date programs and computers.

Advice to Management

Better understand the jobs that your direct reports perform so you can evaluate them more fairly for Performance Reviews.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Marietta location- Project Services is not a good place to work right now"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Marietta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great benefits (vision, dental, medical, onsite gym & cafeteria)
    - Generally, co-workers are friendly
    - Potential to move within departments or advance relatively feasible
    - Ability to telework 1 day/wk after a year at certain pay grades
    - Work itself is interesting

    Cons

    These comments are specific to Project Services department and not indicative of all other departments...
    - Workload is unrealistic and not sustainable. Most salaried project services employees (project manager, set-up manager, senior project coordinator, setup specialist) work 50-60hrs/wk just to stay afloat. There is no such thing as being ahead- or even caught up
    -Poor work-life balance. Compared with other locations of Quintiles (70%), Project Services is ~45% satisfaction. Morale is not good...35% turnover rate...People are either quitting or getting fired because they can't work the ~50-60 hours needed. Most employees are actively looking for new jobs or trying to switch to another department
    - Extremely steep learning curve (roughly 6 months). Training is given, but it is not consistent or comprehensive. If you do not get a mentor, or get a poor mentor, you will be unlikely to succeed unless you are extremely proactive in reaching out to other coworkers within your first month. By 5 weeks, you have so many studies and so much work that finding time for additional mentoring or training is almost impossible
    -Too many systems for employees to learn (Lotus Notes, QLIMS, QLIMS2000, NewLIMS) and work with on a daily basis.
    - Lack of experience in the employees- 50% of department (150 people total in project services) are newer than 6 months. Lots of errors being made due to inexperience or to being over-worked. Often difficult to find someone who can answer your questions on how to do something correctly.
    - Employees asking for a reduced workload to help balance work-life are told that "there is no one to give the work to". So, more people quit, and the remaining people have to carry an even heavier load...which in turn causes more people to quit or get fired. It is a vicious cycle that keeps repeating
    - Too many studies, too many different people on a study team. Most project coordinators monitor about 30-40 studies and report to ~10-12 different project managers. Project managers have to "bribe" their project coordinators with food and gifts to make sure their studies take priority over other project manager's. Most project managers have about 20-25 studies. Most studies take 2-7 hours/week to properly manage...you do the math on how there could ever be a 40 hr work week!!!

    Advice to Management

    Let's hope Tom Pike and maybe a new Project Services Director will help improve the situation. Current management- while generally great people- have not been able to be proactive- only reactive...You have to be ahead of the curve, not chasing the crowd.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work and get experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QuintilesIMS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of tools and resources.

    Cons

    way too many protocols to work with.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your CRAs about work life balance.

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