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  1. "NWCRC"

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

    Pros

    Great staff and place to work for!

    Cons

    The boss can be a pain


  2. "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Study Coordinator in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Study Coordinator in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Northwest Clinical Research Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunch,ok benefits. Friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Lack of training in a stressful Atmosphere. The Boss is extremely intimidating and has unrealistic expectations of his coordinators.

    Advice to Management

    More training to new staff

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Dysfunctional Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Northwest Clinical Research Center full-time

    Pros

    There are some perks from working at this company (closed on Fridays, decent benefits package)

    Cons

    The cons far exceed the pros at this place.

    1) The owner treats the employees poorly (yelling and insulting them, talking/gossiping behind their backs to other employees).
    2) New employees are set up to fail. You will not be provided with sufficient training, but just expected to "sink or swim". Don't sink, because you won't get training, you'll get fired!!!
    3) When he sees necessary, the owner will throw you under the bus.

    Advice to Management

    Provide adequate training to your employees and POSITIVE feedback goes a long way.


  4. "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Northwest Clinical Research Center full-time

    Pros

    None
    I would say the employee parties after work are a pro but there more awkward then fun.

    Cons

    All employees are very clicky
    Low salary, especially for the amount of work you do. I felt like I was running around with my head cut off.
    Micro managed by the owner
    Horrible hours
    In short, I came home everyday hating my job.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro managing, learn to treat your employees like their humans too.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Get ready to work your ass off."

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Northwest Clinical Research Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked here for just over a year as a Clinical Research Coordinator. The team was just making the transition from its smaller location to a larger one. There are few perks other than a bi-yearly "work retreat." While the company will pay for a trip somewhere (I went to Mexico)... remember, you're still at work. Some people will go wild and binge. The nice thing is that you have a couple doctors to take care of you if someone gets sick.

    Cons

    Be ready to feel like you're running around with your head cut-off. There's little direction, and major consequences when you make a mistake... firing for a big one. Also, the majority of your coworkers are under-qualified, or have never seen a patient in their life. Everything is held together with dental floss.

    Your pay is ~ $10k - 15k less than what you could be making at other companies, and the benefits are abysmal at best. I've never seen co-pays so high. You'd think the medical director could take a pay cut to help his employees... especially since he lives in a lavish home on Mercer Island.

    Be ready for the mind games and the cliqueiness.

    I quit on my own since I got a better offer elsewhere. While NW Clinical Research Center is a mediocre place to start, it's not a good place to stay. Summit Research Network, Swedish Healthcare System, University of Washington, Group Health, etc. are much better systems to work with. They also have amazing benefits, and respect your intelligence and experience.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro-managing, and hire competent employees. If you want your employees to stay, offer them better benefits and salary.

    Treat them with respect.