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Updated January 16, 2018
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Pros
  • Lots of room to grow in this small company (in 3 reviews)

  • It's a good introduction to clinical research, especially if you're fresh out of academia (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • You are under paid for the amount of work you go (in 4 reviews)

  • No room for growth, you're getting underpaid for the amount of work you will be doing (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Some nice people still there..."

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

    I worked at Technical Resources International full-time

    Pros

    small company, you get to make some great relationships and try new things.

    Cons

    Rampant nepotism and tolerance for managers who scream at and belittle their direct reports.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees as well as you treat your close friends and family ...


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The worst place I ever worked"

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

    I worked at Technical Resources International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I got nothing. It was hard to get to and the work environment was not productive.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Low pay.

    Advice to Management

    To quote Dave Chappelle - What can I say about TRI that hasn't been said about Afghanistan?

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Technical Resources International full-time

    Pros

    Some bonuses, if you're highly rated in performance reviews - but you need a manager willing to fight for you.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up, low pay


  4. "Nice Company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Technical Resources International full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Not too open to suggestions.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "High turnover, worse management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only pro for this dump is the cleanliness of the workplace and maybe the benefits.

    Cons

    We will be here all day if I listed all the cons but honestly read all the negative reviews about this place before applying. Anyways let's list few cons
    -Management is not open for new Ideas
    -No room for growth
    -Too many policies
    -No accountability
    -Communication b/n management needs a big
    improvement
    -The worse holiday party

    Advice to Management

    Be open to new ideas and loosen up a little to create a better working environment.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Good as a first job"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Information Specialist in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Clinical Information Specialist in Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Technical Resources International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people here are nice - I was able to develop some great friendships with my coworkers. Lavish holiday party and overall decent benefits.

    Cons

    Bad pay, which is why I'm saying you should apply if you're absolutely desperate for a job and can't get anything else, but then leave for better opportunities. Employees can be overworked since the work distribution can be unfair - if you're highly capable, it'll probably be you.


  7. Helpful (10)

    "3 people have quit in the past 8 days -Reg Dept"

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Technical Resources International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some employees are genuinely friendly and kind. You need friends for support to help you survive the long work week.

    Cons

    Every horrific aspect about this company has been said in all the previous reviews. It's all true. Employees are overworked and under appreciated, especially the smart ones who have a strong work ethic. You'll only go far if you are incompetent and are extremely friendly with upper management. The managers and employees who have been here for >5 years are either related to the President or are lifelong friends with the executives.

    You know the work environment and management are unbearable when multiple employees send their immediate resignation via email.

    Advice to Management

    This company has had a high turnover rate for years. One solution is to hire managers who are mature, knowledgeable, lead by example, and treat employees with respect. Stop promoting lazy, incompetent individuals who married into this company or flatter your ego.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Nice people, large company, little interaction"

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Intern in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Regulatory Intern in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Technical Resources International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice coworkers and pleasant environment

    Cons

    Not much interdepartmental interaction leading to lack of company synergies

    Advice to Management

    HR should increase employee engagement


  9. Helpful (5)

    "So glad I am gone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Technical Resources International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a job and you do get paid. However, they constantly remind you that you are a salaried employee and make that seem like a huge benefit for all the unappreciative hard work you do. I mean honestly, what the hell, most of the people working here has some type of advanced degree, any future job they get they will probably be a salaried employee. But I bet you only at TRI will they have the audacity to see that as a huge perk and make it seem like it is so unique. For instance, at my current job, we are all salaried employees. And upper management here doesn't even mentions it, and you know what, because something like salaried employee is actually expected not seem as an award.

    Cons

    This was my first job after receiving my PhD and I was at first very excited and just ignored all the negatives I heard. I didn't even see any of those negatives at first and honestly thought I could make a career here...But then I saw the light. Honestly please take heed of all the negative comments people are posting it's all true. You are under paid for the amount of work you go. So if you do come here, view this as an unpleasant stepping stone to a more prosperous and happy future. The average turnover time when I was there was a year. With a few leaving after only a couple months. They work you hard, so you do learn things, but your hard work goes unnoticed. You are passed up on promotions by people who, and for the lack of a better phrase, kiss the butt of upper management. You have to be in the right clique of people to succeed. Which is good for high school but not a place of business. I honestly ended up hating it here and was so happy to finally leave for a much better job.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing you haven't heard before. You guys are too set in your ways to change.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Glad to be gone"

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

    I worked at Technical Resources International full-time

    Pros

    Annual holiday party, pharmacy benefits

    Cons

    Pay attention to the negative reviews. Management is terrible. No upward mobility, you're a worker bee.


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