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Worldwide Clinical Trials Reviews

Updated June 8, 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. Helpful (3)

    "Not the best place to work! It use to be!"

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

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time

    Pros

    The previous management team in which most of them were fired was much more approachable and you knew the company environment was important to them.
    The salary and benefits are good
    Travel and expense reporting system was very user-friendly

    Cons

    No upward training for other positions
    A lot of employee turnover/poor resourcing for studies
    Hiring of unqualified employees just to satisfied a newly Sponsor project
    Systems and training are really bad or the system doesn't work
    Unable to have a balance work/life because you are overworked d/t poor resourcing on projects so you are always stressed.

    Advice to Management

    Do you really care about your employees especially those that have been with this company (which 80% of them have left) more than 5 years before you took over? Not!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "From great to not so great"

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

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time

    Pros

    The CEO is highly motivated, competent, driven and respectful.

    Cons

    New upper management reduced company culture and did not demonstrate positive leadership

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Management Holds Back the Potential"

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

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time

    Pros

    Some very good and talented people. Great platform for the industry with the scientific and medical focus. Therapeutic focus is key and is a strong differentiator.

    Cons

    Management (other than the CEO) doesn't have experience in the business and are running the company into the ground. The once proud therapeutic divisions are wasting away and talent is running for the hills.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in bringing well respected talent into the company. Focus on the product. Invest in retaining staff. Don't treat resources like their replacable.


  4. Helpful (10)

    "Terrible company lacking leadership"

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

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

    Pros

    Job flexibility and decent people for most part but is not worth it

    Cons

    Management is terrible and lacking any leadership. Turnover has and still is one of the biggest issues. In addition is a lack of training. If you want to grow you need to suck up and it is more if you are liked to grow or if not, find another job because you're nothing but a piece of paper to then.

    Advice to Management

    Lots of good employees have quit due to favoritism. Extremely high turnover. For a small cro as a job seeker I would run and not interview here.


  5. Helpful (7)

    "So many unhappy employees/contractors"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits - great people to work with.

    Cons

    We are always told that "management" wants to know our concerns, but not one of my emails have ever been answered by upper management.

    I have worked in the corporate world for a long time and unfortunately WCT is the epitome of holding on to lower costs at the sake of their staff. Unbelievable high turnover of CRA's especially.

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about pennies and create a good work/team environment. If you concentrated on making employees happy, you wouldn't have such a high turnover, how does executives not know this concept?


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Professionally Stifling Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    International workforce of talented employees.

    Cons

    Company misrepresents career path advancement opportunities. Executives often work remotely and cannot be relied on for input or support. Executives and managers make it clear your mission is to help them achieve their bonuses. Make no mistake about the company's corporate culture. It is not inclusive with limited project controls leadership talent.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time in the office, and less time launching meaningless emails. Recruit creative talent instead of the usual CRO clones.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "OPS"

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

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time

    Pros

    Salaries match industry average and annual performance reviews are required which allows the possibility of a merit increase each year. Some Line Managers are helpful.

    Cons

    Corporate leadership lacks diversity.

    Not enough FTEs on-board which makes it difficult for project teams to deliver on-time quality services due to continual 'missing' WCT headcount throughout study conduct.

    Advice to Management

    When hiring, consider greater diversity at corporate level and filling study project team vacancies with qualified&experienced clinical research professionals. Embrace suggestions and ideas offered by WCT functional area team leaders.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Director, PM"

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

    Pros

    Very nice people, decent benefits

    Cons

    Senior management was disorganized, no true vision for future, job was not as discussed, revolving door of employees


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Immediate supervisors are very supportive, and generally great to work for

    Cons

    Upper management is extremely disconnected. They generally take on more work than can be handled by the staff and end up forcing people to work longer hours or weekends.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Documentation and Compliance Associate"

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    Former Employee - DOCUMENTATION and COMPLIANCE ASSOCIATE in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - DOCUMENTATION and COMPLIANCE ASSOCIATE in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    WCT was a good place to start for new graduates and gain experience in clinical research.

    Cons

    Employees did not seem important to the company and future goals were not very transparent. Movement up through departments was also made difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Make your employees feel more valued.


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