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Worldwide Clinical Trials Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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Worldwide Clinical Trials Chief Executive Officer Neal R. Cutler, M.D.
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Pros
  • Salary, benefits, work from home (in 5 reviews)

  • Great company with high regard for work/life balance in their employees' lives (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • More focus on work-life balance and awards and recognition (in 7 reviews)

  • Some people within senior management are a bit full of their own self importance (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (9)

    "A Good Solid Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have been at Worldwide for about 4 months. Prior to that I worked for a small boutique monitoring company. I was there for ten years, loved my job, loved the work, the diversity of study disciplines and working both drug and device trials. I traveled throughout North America and Western Europe. But, work became scarce for a while, and I needed a steady income for my family. Enter, WCT. They offered a great salary, they are small enough that you’re not just another CRA, and I’m lucky enough to have a great manager. Yes, they come with multiple layers of management, multiple and redundant processes, and way more in-the-office time than is sometimes necessary. But overall they are a really good company. In the last year they have renewed their commitment to quality, their staff, and their product. I believe that the top line management has a sincere desire to take this company to a best in class example of the value that a CRO can bring to the sponsor. The only complaint that I have at this point is that I was not assigned to the study discipline that I was being recruited for. There is still a bit of a disconnect between the resourcing staff and the study management staff. If you want to work for a CRO, have good solid CRA experience, and high standards, you should consider Worldwide Clinical Trials.

    Cons

    As noted previously above, very few cons

    Advice to Management

    Thin out the middle layers of management necessary to manage the processes


  2. "Watch Your Back"

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

    Pros

    Great insurance! Pleasant working environment.

    Cons

    The method of bringing to an employee's attention any issues that have arisen over a year's time is to save them up and ambush the employee at the actual review meeting, giving you a low score, and giving you no information until it is too late to address them, except through a low grade and performance improvement plan, which includes no raise and no bonus for the year. Furthermore, if they don't like you personally, they can simply base your review grade on their personal opinions and ignore the achievement of your objectives. They don't follow their own performance management plan. If you try to appeal, or even get an explanation for why the review doesn't line up with your work, they fire you. How? They use the "at will" employment law in NC. Employment at WTC at any given time is fragile and tentative at best.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to follow the established performance management system. Reward good performance, and ADDRESS issues as they arise, i.e., BEFORE the end of the year review meeting.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Watch your back"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some teams are good and people tend to be polite.

    Cons

    Every system the company uses is deeply flawed causing hours of background work. If something is not going well someone will be fired without any warning. Upper management deeply flawed and poorly led. Middle management terrible with no experience in clinical monitoring.

    Advice to Management

    Be professional and provide courtesy 2 week notice to employees. I've only ever heard of this when an employee was doing something illegal or unethical. Provide real job training.


  4. "Lead CRA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, work from home

    Cons

    project was lead by a project manager in training


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Medical Writer"

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    Current Employee - Medical Writer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Medical Writer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The environment encourages collaboration, teams are valued. Managers expectations are clear and deficiences are addressed in a timely manner. Training is emphasized and seminars are encouraged.

    Cons

    No real opportunity for advancement. Clear lines are drawn between lab functions and clinical functions in spite of assurances that we're all one big company.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Great - until you get sick."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, great colleagues, engaging work

    Cons

    Terrible departmental training, chaotic change, lack of direction

    Advice to Management

    Nothing wrong with change, but execute it well. My department had 5 heads in 2 years and change in model was very poorly managed. Little to no training given in new roles. Reciepe for disaster.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Don't go - Stat progrm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and good place if you like to try different areas

    Cons

    No work life balance. Constant chaos.

    Advice to Management

    Too much micro management that leads to waste of time, not efficient in managing clients. High turnover in US office and need to take a look true reason.

  8. "Proposal Writer"

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

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time

    Pros

    Great managers and training. It was a fun office to work in, very relaxed.

    Cons

    Workload was unmanageable at times.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

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

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time

    Pros

    Great Team, Ambitious and Strategic Company

    Cons

    High immediate turnover in group


  10. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time

    Pros

    I love the positive company atmosphere!! When you need help its there for you. A winning attitude company.

    Cons

    I have nothing to share.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the changes!! We are making leaps and bounds. Great Management team!!


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