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Worldwide Clinical Trials Reviews

Updated April 9, 2017
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Worldwide Clinical Trials Chief Executive Officer Neal R. Cutler, M.D.
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Pros
  • Great benefits - great people to work with (in 7 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 6 reviews)

  • Senior management is in if for the money at the cost of employees (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "If you love yourself you will eventually quit"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Research Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It looks cool to have on your resume if you are a student or recent college graduate in the sciences. So just work here for a couple of months then put in your 2-weeks notice and simply put... "I do not like being the Goliath of Urine & Feces." Everybody eventually leaves this place if they love themselves enough.

    Cons

    This place is a clinic of Urine & Feces. They trick young students or college graduates into getting a cool lab job that conducts cool Pharmaceutical Research. But what the job actually entails as a Research Tech is the handling of Urine & Feces. You will get particles of research participants Urine, Blood, & Feces all over you. It disgusted me so much. Scheduling dept is another issue. Some weeks you work 32-40 hours and other weeks you work 3 hours. NOT KIDDING!!!! Some weeks there is no work and they'll just give you a vacation. There was zero work in July 2016 the whole month NOBODY GOT PAID!!!!!! If the elderly ladies of Urine & Feces like you and think your funny then you may do well with the company. I just hated how everyone that worked there literally hated the job and had a bad attitude. And complained that they went to college and got a science degree to be a Lab Tech of Urine & Feces. Everyone there was SO depressed. I had to get out of there b/c I have an uppity positive personality. I eventually took a lower paying job which I am so much happier with b/c I am not the Goliath of Urine & Feces. Plus some of the research studies going on are probably borderline Unethical.

    Advice to Management

    Shut down your business and donate all your funds to the Environmental Protection Agency


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Sr cra"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Florida State University, FL
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Florida State University, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Started out ok but lied about everything. Maybe the benefit s are about the only thing. Medical is okay and you will need it as they will put you in the hospital or death bed.

    Cons

    This now one of the worst CRO's you could work for. They are willing to risk your life and health for metrics. They have no standards or integrity. They are the last to comply with any GCP regulations. Management will defend their own no matter how wrong they are, as they are all friends that worked at the same company before coming to Worldwide. They are willing to even risk patients lives for their own good.
    Project Managers are out right bullies you are not safe with any of them. It is like they are set out to degrade and bet you down every way possible. They are pure nasty evil people.

    Advice to Management

    Change all of them. There is a reason they didn't work out at the last one. Hire honorable people with integrity and decency. Not liars and think they are untouchable.


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Going downhill"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good to get you in the door.
    Everyone says severance is decent.

    Cons

    Things are going downhill. When I first started I thought it was just a transition period but almost three years later anyone who doesn’t have an office has one job - to make sure the executives get their payout when they sell which we keep hearing is soon but we don’t even know what’s going on anymore because they let go the one good executive who did the newsletter. The whole senior management team is run like a frat house with no ethical compass. They always talk about doing the right thing but they spend money on huge tvs for their offices and brag about flying all over the country in first class then work from home the other days. The hours are terrible, HR is a joke and managers are afraid of standing up for themselves because they might be next on the layoff list. Worst part is it’s like hotel California, you can never leave. The company is starting to get a bad reputation in the industry which makes it really hard to find a new job.

    Advice to Management

    Leaders who refuse to listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say.


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  5. Helpful (7)

    "Don't work here if you love yourself"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The employees are your family. They are always there to pick you up when you have a bad day.
    The MDs are very helpful and always giving great feedback.

    Cons

    The HR is not helpful at all! Management does not understand when the employees are overworked. It's short staffed because the company has a high turnover rate yet they take on loads of studies that the company can't handle. It's like slave work almost because most staff do not get lunch breaks and they are so demanding when having things done on time with a handful of employees. This has been like this way for years so clearly no one wants to fix the company until it shuts down.

    Advice to Management

    Figure it out before you lose everything.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Worst ever."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Management in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are great.

    Cons

    Management continuously makes the same bad decisions over and over. There is absolutely no work-life balance - employees are expected to be available 24/7 at all times. Environment is utterly toxic.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the feedback given by the many employees who have left since 2013.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Treat Project Associates, Method Developers POORLY!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Document Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Document Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a backlog of work from being understaffed, so you will never be bored.

    Cons

    They don't properly staff departments, since people leaving so quickly. Management requires employees to work awful hours. Pay is stagnant. Management wants people to interview and show skills for new positions, but they don't offer pay increases for moving into needed positions.

    HR is a sad joke. They have a "Take it or leave it" policy. They don't even know where people are located in the buildings.

    Training is practically non-existent. It's mostly on-the-job, so you will constantly have to work with immature, untrained new hires that make too many mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    Bow out and allow yourselves to be replaced by people with higher standards and leadership abilities.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Do Not work in the Recruitment Department if you want to be treated like a valuable human being."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Subject Recruiter in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Subject Recruiter in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    No pros at all for the Subject Recruitment department.

    Cons

    Management is not willing to listen to the employee and they play favorites with employees. The recruitment department requires a doctor's note for missing one day, but this is not a company policy, just that one department and when asked why, they claim it has "always been that way" rather than giving a legitimate reason. Thankfully I never had to miss a day. And don't even dare missing a day due to children or family reasons as only the head of that department holds that special privilege. Gossip is a big issue here as well. It was difficult to get any work done with all of the drama propagated by the managers themselves. Awful work environment, I cringe every time I think about my time spent working there.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the management you have now in that department.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Disorganized--Inconsistent Management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice facility with good sized meeting rooms.

    Cons

    Inconsistent rules with policies loosely enforced at the San Antonio Clinic. HR Management in Austin is horrible. They do not care the least bit about the SA Clinic.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more of the employees, especially in the San Antonio Clinic. Employees should be heard and appreciated.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Work hard and get nothing for it."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PRN in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - PRN in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only good part of working for this company is the feeling that in some small measure you are helping people make extra money. They also let you know from the moment you are hired that there will be no room for advancement.

    Cons

    The supervisors set your schedule and do not allow for any changes. You are encouraged to get people to lie about their medical histories in order to qualify for studies. They fire employees for being sick, and threaten them with unemployment if they have major health issues. The supervisors promise bonuses for meeting quotas and then squirm out of actually paying out bonuses. The only workers who get any consideration are the ones who go out and party with the supervisors after work hours. There is no congratulations given when numbers are met, but lots of stress put on employees to meet numbers. If you have any moral issues with offering dangerous drugs to uneducated people then this is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps you should question why the recruiting office has such high turnover. Perhaps encouraging employees with bonuses, some form of congratulations when numbers are met, and not allowing supervisors to only promote their friends would lead to a higher retention of qualified employees.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "no communication"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Document Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Clinical Document Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    excellent benefits kick in at six months

    Cons

    in a hard-to-get part of town making traffic a problem no matter what; weak communication from trainers, bloated information processes making it difficult to filter the junk out so you can find important information

    Advice to Management

    realize that for every computer process, there are at least three ways to do it; realize that people who are different add to the diversity of the company...in a good way; just be honest and do the right thing instead of hiding behind a wall...sometimes being a manager or trainer is hard work.


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