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Medical Research Consultants Reviews

Updated November 28, 2016
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  1. "Great Experience - Thank you MRC!"

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    Former Employee - Legal Nurse Reviewer in Dushore, PA
    Former Employee - Legal Nurse Reviewer in Dushore, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, loved the work, benefits and pay. Allowed to work autonomously/remotely - treated as a professional - not micro managed. Management supports their employees.

    Cons

    Work decreased = job lost.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "opacity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Medical Research Consultants full-time

    Pros

    MRC used to be a really great place to work. Good benefits, consistent work schedule. Team management always willing to listen, some positions are remote and employees can work from home.

    Cons

    Project-based business means you can be let go at any time, and utter lack of transparency from upper management means people work with an "am I going to be let go today?" cloud over their heads, and morale suffers. We did not find out the CFO left until weeks after it happened. You may not even be told there has been another layoff unless somebody from your team was let go.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees. There's been radio silence from upper management for months at a time, and it just makes everybody nervous. If things are bad, just say so. It's better to hear bad news than live with the daily anxiety of not knowing what is going on.


  3. "Short and sweet review of company"

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

    Pros

    Ability to work from home was a big plus. When business was thriving, it was a great place to work.

    Cons

    Work slowed and work was shifted to overseas. No raise past 2 years and 401k matching stopped.


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  5. "Medical Research Consultants"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medical Research Consultants full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Possibility to work from home
    Decent benefits
    401K
    Relaxed work environment
    Possibility of advancement
    Limited micromanagement if you do your job well
    Enjoyable coworkers
    Interesting field of work

    Cons

    Project based business which results in layoffs if new work is not contracted.

    Advice to Management

    Maximize efficient use of employees.
    Reward employees who demonstrate company loyalty.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Unstable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company is organized as an ESOP. Some really good hardworking folks there have made a lifetime commitment to the company.

    Cons

    Constant layoffs, way to focused on blame, not enough focus on generation of new or repeat business. Leaders keep doing the same things expecting different results.

    Advice to Management

    Courageous leadership is required.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Medical Research Consultants (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was good. They offered two days per week remote (but I didn't get it in writing).

    Cons

    The company was going through massive layoffs when I joined, I saw 40 people let go in the four months I worked there. They are not true to their word and the IT department is dismal. Very few people who actually have been on successful software development teams there, and the code smell is huge.

    Advice to Management

    When you offer two days remote per week, don't reneg on that. Find better software managers who actually understand how to write robust code. Use actual agile development practices for continuous integration of software. Don't stifle your whole development department with approvals and "waterfall" methodology. Discussions are great for the overall health of the software. Micromanagement is not.


  8. "Medical Research Consultants"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medical Research Consultants full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, decent pay for entry-level position.

    Cons

    Extremely limited opportunity for growth.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Beware before you work here"

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    Former Employee - Legal Nurse Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Legal Nurse Consultant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Medical Research Consultants full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, decent office and people.

    Cons

    Over staff then mass layoffs. CEO is also marketing, but the pipeline is dry.

    Advice to Management

    Close or find new CEO and senior leadership.


  10. "Legal Nurse Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medical Research Consultants full-time

    Pros

    Remote work, very flexible hours, very responsive supportive leadership.

    Cons

    Fluctuating nature of the work, layoffs when no work available.


  11. "Legal Nurse Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement. Great work environment.

    Cons

    Workload not constant, frequently moved from project to project.



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