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Worldwide Clinical Trials Reviews

Updated September 22, 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 (6)

    "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. "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.

  3. "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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Smaller CRO with benefits"

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    Former Employee - Study Start Up Specialist in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Former Employee - Study Start Up Specialist in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great talent, lots of challenges and possibilities to grow

    Cons

    Systems are outdated and communications with project management is often marred by constant urgency

    Advice to Management

    Listen more closely to the people working on the frontlines, and make sure you do not promise clients timelines for projects that are unrealistic


  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 (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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Positive learning environment and great people!"

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    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexible working arrangements (home-based, partially office based possible);
    well defined roles and responsibilities in start-up which makes this hectic phase and cooperation between different functions somewhat easier;
    great learning environment - in-house regulatory intelligence is well-organized, 'hot-topics' discussed at the departmental meetings, people instantly share with the rest of the team any updates or knowledge they acquired on their projects;
    cooperation in the team is valued more then individual achievements (culture of team work and openness)
    low turnover in regulatory team (many people working 5 years or more) ;
    individual approach to each employee - workload, development needs reviewed regularly by managers during 121s; complexity of assignments corresponds to the level of experience (support given where needed);
    You are always listened to - regardless of your position, country, number of years with the company. People are encourage to give their feedback on the processes, share concerns or put forward their own ideas
    It is your competition that matters not how old you are, or in what country you are based (not the case in some other, more US oriented companies)

    Cons

    part time usually not accepted
    there could be more external training

  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)

    "Hoher Grad an Flexibilität"

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

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibilität der Arbeitsplatzes und Arbeitszeit, Home-office Vertrag in den meisten Fällen.
    Fokusiert auf wenige therpautische Felder.
    Hohe Kompetenz
    Wachstumswille
    Kundenberatung ist Teil der Aktivität
    Typische Kunden: Start-ups und mittelgroße Firmen

    Cons

    zunehmend bürokratisch, dabei teilweise unnötig
    sehr viele Dinge geschehen noch manuell, obwohl sie automatisiert werden könnten

    Advice to Management

    Haltet die Talente,
    Entwickelt klare Karrieremöglichkeiten
    Investiert in digitale Technologie zur verbesserten Kommunikation und Reduzierung des Arbeitsaufwandes (Automatisierung wo möglich)
    Entwickelt eine Kultur des Muts zum kontrollierten Fehler.


  10. 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


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