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Worldwide Clinical Trials Reviews

Updated September 11, 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 6 reviews)

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

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  1. "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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Growing Pains"

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    Former Employee - CRA in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - CRA in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Some work from home flexibility.

    Cons

    Constant upper management turnover. Old processes in place, although they were working on bringing the company up to date. Little training or career growth opportunites for CRA 1 level.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in good managers and process improvement.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Poor work-life balance"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, Innovative, Culturally diverse

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance, high staff turnover, training program


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Okay"

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, lots of room to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Organization is lacking and constant change of team members.


  6. "Phlebotomist"

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    Current Employee - Phlebotomist/Medical Assistant/Research Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist/Medical Assistant/Research Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The staff is amazing and hard working. I have learned a lot in my time here.

    Cons

    The hours are either too many or not enough

    Advice to Management

    Better organization


  7. "Will treat you right if they like you."

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    Current Employee - PRN Research Technician
    Current Employee - PRN Research Technician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very competitive pay, great benefits (if full time), and most of the staff is friendly (whenever they are not stressed out completely...they're stressed out most of the time however).

    Cons

    They do tend to display favoritism with certain employees (the kiss up ones), if you're PRN (part time) get ready to basically be invisible to some higher employees.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Executive management making poor contract decisions with sponsor tyrants"

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    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Appreciation for new ideas
    Weekly CRA Meetings
    Monitor Tools
    Internal promotion

    Cons

    Recycled sites
    Unrealistic project time constraints
    Sponsor bullying
    Low bargaining for contracts
    Poor site selection
    Micromanagement
    Administration tasks (eTMF)

    Advice to Management

    Address abusive sponsor relationships, re-allocate CRAs evenly to teams as promised, genuinely support project teams and believe the CRAs.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "CRA I"

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good( STD (maternity paid 70% 6-8 weeks), 401K, PTO etc...) some flexibility with work schedule. Peer co-worker relationships.

    Cons

    Communication is not clear. Project management and site management often are working against one another versus together as a team. New Management does not take the time to get to know the people they manage, and they make unnecessary changes. Many times staff are only asked for their opinions as a formality.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more clearly. Listen and take into consideration what your staff has to say. They are educated and have experience in many areas. Help create a career path that benefits both the employee and company, don't let employee growth be at a stand still because you don't know what to do with them.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Good place to get your foot in the door"

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    Former Employee - Analyst III in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst III in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I started working there as a contract lab technician. Hands-down, the best reason for working there, out of college, is the people. I made some of the best friends there. Some places, you'll work and mostly everyone is older, or you don't get to spend much time together. These people become your family. After your trial period ends, the health benefits are pretty excellent, and the life insurance and retirement options were good, too. When I had to take time off for a death in the family, I wasn't hassled. There are also plenty of opportunities to move around within the company.

    Cons

    The people become like your family because you are expected to work pretty much all the time (being in the lab). I can't really say much for anyone in an office position. the project managers and assistants would often approach you last-minute and just assume that you would stay overnight, as a part of your duties, in order to complete tasks. There were many weeks that I worked 80 hours. I was compensated at time-and-a-half, but this is only for hourly employees, who aren't compensated very much, in the first place. Like I said, this is a good place to work when you are young and can handle the long hours and are looking to make some extra money, but I don't think it is something that is sustainable long-term.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the lab! They know better than you do, what they can feasibly do in a given time period. If they don't feel respected and supported, they aren't going to want to go the extra mile. Let's not forget that they are already underpaid, and they are essentially the lifeblood of the company. No lab technicians = no revenue!!


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