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Pros
  • Opportunities to work from home for clinical staff and project managers (in 29 reviews)

  • The work life balance and flexibility is good (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance has been difficult (in 23 reviews)

  • Upper management make decisions while having absolutely no idea on how the other departments operate (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Not great, not the worst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Data Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Project Data Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at INC Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work from home is allowed, some individuals get bonus for performance, clients are generally appreciative of good work, benefits are ok

    Cons

    Extremely high workload, clinical study team members can be incompetent and will not be held accountable for poor quality work

    Advice to Management

    Place some value in accountability


  2. Helpful (12)

    "Unqualified Project Managers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Team Leader in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Clinical Team Leader in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can get on a good team and be content for a bit.

    Cons

    I have never worked with less qualified project managers in my life. Many do not have a college degree! Project Managers that don't understand ICH/GCP are a liability. Don't take every Project Specialist and make them a PM. Some of the people higher up in the organization are insecure about their knowledge so they get irrationally defensive. Every single team I was on for the six years I was there was catty at some point. My character was indicted and I was left defenseless.

    Advice to Management

    Don't assume people that have been with the company a long time are good at their jobs. If they are costing the company money because they are not tracking monitoring spending, don't keep them on.

    Allow employees to move into CST. Not listing these jobs as such in a public database is illegal. You must have friends on the inside to move onto that team. Sick

    Consider raises that are commiserate with the increase in cost of living so employees aren't effectively taking a pay cut every year.

    Do not allow managers to wait until performance reviews to point out an issue to an employee. Allow them the chance to fix anything they may be doing wrong.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Not good not bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate II in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you put yourself out there and are good at your job you will be promoted if you push for it.

    Cons

    Training is limited so be ready to hit the ground running.

    Like all CROs work is due the day before you get it.

    Advice to Management

    A bit disorganized between departments.

    Provide more hands on training and external training to help with retention.


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