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INC Research Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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  • 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. "Project financial analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at INC Research full-time

    Pros

    Week off between xmas and new years

    Cons

    Lack of career growth. Lots of turnover


  2. Helpful (2)

    "CNS Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have a fantastic onboarding and overall training program - even better than many of the larger CROs.

    Cons

    Your career at INC could hinge on whether the department head liked you or not. Lots of maneuvering and strategizing needed to be done to get ahead; it wasn't a given that your job performance alone would influence your career progression. They also forced PMs living within an hour of the office to come to the office at least 3 days/wk, even though they would put up to 3 people in a cramped office due to lack of space.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sr sas programmer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior SAS Programmer in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Senior SAS Programmer in Wilmington, NC

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

    Pros

    It is ok to be entry level programmer

    Cons

    Once get in SR level, you will work more than 40 hrs per week


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  5. "Sr. Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CEO very savvy and current about Clinical Research.
    Trusted Process model has been in place for years and vast majority of sponsors appreciate its utility and collaborative approach.
    Development of plans early is advantageous and smart.

    Cons

    Cross-functional communication is not always encouraged.
    Study start-up often lacks requisite training to understand essential document requirements.
    Some upper management level employees, like at any CRO, have poor grammar, lack presentation skills and can't spell properly. This is very unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Train SSU early.


  6. "The company still has work to do to move in right direction."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility, good PTO time. Opportunity to work from home.

    Cons

    Very little diversity throughout the company, its hard to get promoted if you're not a manager or higher.

    Advice to Management

    Provide development and growth opportunities for your regular employees.


  7. "Business development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at INC Research full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule for salespeople

    Cons

    Growth opportunities and salary not commensurate with experience.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Work/life balance is nice. Many changes taking place within the company, however I don't feel they are good changes."

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    Current Employee - Manager, Site Contracts in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Manager, Site Contracts in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at INC Research full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    40 hour work week and advancement opportunities were high, but that has now slowed. Pay is direct deposited and benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Low industry pay and company is moving to the RTP area from North Raleigh. Less opportunity to work from home compared to competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within instead of continuing to look outside of the company and poaching competition.


  9. "Overall a good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at INC Research full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Good people
    Varied assignments and work teams

    Cons

    Growing pains
    Career path can be challenging


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Too much turnover"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at INC Research full-time

    Pros

    They hire without experience so great place to get into industry. People are nice. Great place to begin to learn the ins and outs of the industry. The managers I had were great and were helpful.

    Cons

    The pay at INC in this contracts department is way below the industry norm. The bonuses are terrible to the point they are almost insulting. I put in my time and took a much better job after 1.5 years here.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Not great, not the worst"

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    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



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