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ICON Reviews

Updated November 13, 2017
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  1. "banker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    off on weekends and holidays.

    Cons

    pay was too low. bad management


  2. "Loved the Managment"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ICON full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment, very supportive, treated well by upper management

    Cons

    They tried to move PM into maintenance without asking. Local management is much more unaccustomed to working with entry level / lower level employees as opposed to highly trained employees that can work effectively and efficiently with minimal interference. The pay is low for MY area. Little room for promotion without many years of service.

    Advice to Management

    Review the pay scale and when you see a rotating door of employees in SPECIFIC divisions and areas - take a better look at your management. Employees rarely quite jobs, they quite managers.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Years of not living up to potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ICON full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    As long as you get your work done, no one really cares how or when you do it. Nice colleagues although most have left now.

    Cons

    Management does not care about its employees at all. The workload has increased significantly over the past few years with no increase in salary to compensate. The company seems to content to have staff leave after a year instead of trying anything to keep them around.

    No investments at all in IT or support services unless it makes things cheaper. The company motto should be 'as long as we can do it cheaper, we don't really care how it will impact quality or job satisfaction!'.

    Communication is all top-down, there's no way whatsoever to get a message from the bottom up unless 17 layers of management decide to push. Ah, there's the yearly survey which is so obviously rigged to show improvement it feels North Korean.

    Any bonus payout is distributed so unequally between senior and lower staff even this nice gesture generates frustration on the floor.

    There's a lot of very smart, friendly and well-intentioned people at ICON and working there was great, but senior management's RyanAir approach to clinical research cannot last forever.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "ICON"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Given high level of independence working on projects.

    Cons

    Working in different time zones can be a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Keep rewarding employees for hard work.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Love my Job and support of management"

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    Current Employee - SSUA in Brentwood, TN
    Current Employee - SSUA in Brentwood, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ICON full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Professional Development, Health Insurance, Flexibility or working form home or office, open to ideas to improve a system

    Cons

    Some people who work there should't be there, can't hack the job or the responsibilities and just put the place down.

    Advice to Management

    SSU Management are great to work with. Not micro managers unless a staff member needs to be mico managed.


  6. "eClinlcalDataSpecialist"

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    Current Employee - Eclinicaldataspecialist in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Eclinicaldataspecialist in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ICON full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexibility in being able to work from home

    Cons

    would like more flexibility in working from home

    Advice to Management

    be more flexible


  7. "Great company, great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ICON full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Profitable, growing, interesting company. Good pay and benefits and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Resources haven't always kept up with growth.

    Advice to Management

    Foster teams. Ensure resources are where they need to be. Consider local needs. Create pathways for career advancement and professional growth in all countries. Maintain good company culture.

  8. "Sr cra"

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    Former Employee - Senior CRA in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior CRA in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ICON full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Organization and benefits work life balance

    Cons

    Big company. Global company. Multiple studies.

    Advice to Management

    Going indoor direction


  9. "Good company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at ICON full-time

    Pros

    Fair company to work for. Good benefits.

    Cons

    There are very few cons just some system check are incorrect and employee may have to back track and provide copies of past work.

    Advice to Management

    Cover all step and make sure to keep track of all your work .


  10. "CTA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ICON full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, Compressed work weeks, Generous PTO - 21 days starting with the option to take another week unpaid.

    Cons

    The office atmosphere isn't ideal. Almost all of your project team is at other locations, so the position feels like it should be home based. The quiet cubicle environment may work for some people, but it's not the best atmosphere for others.


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