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"Has Potential, Needs LOTS of Restructuring"

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Former Employee - Clinical Projects in Fairfield, NJ
Former Employee - Clinical Projects in Fairfield, NJ
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

The work itself is actually interesting, and a lot can be learned about clinical research and the pharma industry. There are SOME really great people working there at low-to-mid level management who are knowledgeable and passionate. The rare project that goes smoothly is very satisfying. The company does have a lot of potential if some major restructuring can be done.

Cons

Horrible communication and direction. Little-to-no training offered, and what is offered is haphazard and sloppy. Extremely high turnover rate (I would guess 30-40%) - rather than offering support or training, employees are fired on a whim. When a department is jokingly referred to as the "revolving door" of the company, there's clearly a leadership problem. Management really is not connected with day-to-day operations and has little understanding of what support is needed. "Leadership" team is composed pretty much of people who have been there the longest - by no means the most qualified or best-suited people. They often seem to be barely keeping things together - entire department is constantly stressed and panicked. Very disorganized - company seems to be growing faster than it is able to really manage and everyone suffers as a result of poor leadership.

Advice to Management

Major overhaul of leadership needed if company is to continue to grow successfully.

Other Employee Reviews for canfield scientific

  1. Helpful (11)

    "TERRIBLE place to work, TERRRRRIBLE management (of lack thereof)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The studies and photographic endpoint data itself is interesting.

    Cons

    Too few quality employees running this company despite the seemingly good natured owner who unfortunately is too disconnected to see the major pitfalls in his management, or lack thereof. Very poor and inexperienced HR manager and hiring process which results in many management positions being filled by clueless people without proper professional and managerial experience. Decisions by upper/lower management seem to be made on emotion and PMS. Upper management relies on the hearsay of lower management for much of the decision making without any further investigation. Management is very catty and gossipy about other employees as well as clients. Very unprofessional and unethical. Unclear direction and little to no assistance from inaccessible management. Zero feedback provided from management staff regarding performance. The management will make you promises that they will not keep. Most employees seem to have worked for the company for a very short time which should automatically raise eyebrows. People are terminated without warming very frequently. VERY high turnover--such that superstitions are rumored in the office regarding your likelihood of being let go according to your position in the holiday photo--why would rumors like this exist if employees didn't have to find humor in their complete uncertainty and distrust in their management? If you value your integrity and take pride in your work steer clear of this company and find work elsewhere.

    S T E E R very C L E A R ! ! !

    Advice to Management

    Enough said....

    *Also see previous advice to management posts.


  2. Helpful (14)

    "Very unprofessional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -The work was interesting.
    -SOME of the people were friendly and helpful.
    -Vacation Days.
    -Benefits
    -Not a terrible commute
    -Nice office

    Cons

    -Management makes big decisions based on emotion.
    -People are terminated without warning.
    -Management is not qualified to actually "manage" people.
    -The structure is lacking. Job titles get thrown around.
    -No human resources. The person in the hr roll has no hr experience.

    Advice to Management

    This could be a great company if the owner would open his eyes to what has been going on. You cannot let good people go simply because you do not care for them on a personal level. This happened a number of times. The company needs to be structured better. If the owner was more heavily involved in the management style around this company I strongly believe things would be very different. This was a great company and it went downhill fast. Get morale up!


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