inVentiv Health Clinical Reviews

Updated Sep 18, 2019

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3.3
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inVentiv Health Clinical CEO Alistair Macdonald (no image)
Alistair Macdonald
4 Ratings
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  • "Terrible Health insurance coverage(in 6 reviews)

  • "Project team lacks continuity in approaching the sponsor with issues(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "A great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at inVentiv Health Clinical part-time

    Pros

    It is a great place to work

    Cons

    There are no downsides to working here

  2. "Business Analyst"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at inVentiv Health Clinical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Has very friendly working environment

    Cons

    not very strong in management/leadership

  3. "Very little employee development"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at inVentiv Health Clinical full-time

    Pros

    There were a lot of smart and nice coworkers

    Cons

    Poor leadership, no employee development, private equity firm ownership focused on short term financial gains only.

  4. "district manager"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at inVentiv Health Clinical for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Contract had good leadership within the contract

    Cons

    Contract ends. no opportunity unless you fit exactly what the client wants

  5. "Project Manager"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at inVentiv Health Clinical full-time

    Pros

    The company offers a lot of support by way of outreach and training.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is too much "fluff" surrounding the actual impactful work. Technical issues makes completing the mandatory SOPs difficult. The company allows a high number of employees to work from home, yet restricts the tech which may be needed for them to do so.

  6. "Ambiguous CRA support by Management"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at inVentiv Health Clinical full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Above average salary compensation - Risk based and adaptive monitoring - Robust study systems - Comprehensive Onboarding Training

    Cons

    Line Managers - Negate to provide CRAs with feedback from sites, sponsors and internal team - Disregard evidence of CRA prejudice by sites, in order to deflect from site unfitness - Ignore essential study communication, logs and trip reports to investigate negative site feedback - Failure to discuss disparaging complaints or provide disciplinary documentation during 1-on-1 - Changing of 3 Line Managers in 90 days - Multiple re-assignment of Line Managers (LM) during and after hiring - CRCs can report CRAs as unfavorable when identified as a problem site - Reprimand CRAs that ask to review CRC/PI accountability - Delayed mentorship to sign off for CRA training upon hire Project Teams: - Tyrannical clientele allowed to devalue CRAs through project teams. - Muddled collaboration by too many vendors and CROs on projects, causing unpredictable timeline changes - Incoherent communication hierarchy for Project Managers - Unable to contact PM by phone, when onsite - Site disrespect CRAs with non-legitimate complaints to avoid adhering to contractual agreements - PM ignores CRAs request for 3months in advance site visit scheduling options to prevent time management conflicts - Project team intervention for PIs that do not meet CRAs to discuss oversight concerns - Project team lacks continuity in approaching the sponsor with issues - Sponsors pushing back on project team's enforcement request - IP return process inadequate - Too many study report systems for remote monitoring are not useful - Numerous glitches in CTMS causing delays in trip report deliverables - Logistical concerns with receiving study equipment (e.g. laptop, monitor) piece mailed - Sites missing database lock deadlines - Confusing quality assurance process Human Resources: - Expected driving up to 150+ miles each way to/from airport, not detailed by recruiters or documented in job description - HR approved CRA job description (not on website) requested from recruiter not in hiring packet - Piece mailed study equipment delivery

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  7. "Good place to work for self-motivating people"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bio Statistician 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at inVentiv Health Clinical full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work-life balance; Supportive mid-level management; a highly capable and professional team

    Cons

    Mediocre health insurance coverage and expensive premium; limited career advancement opportunity (promotion!) within the organization;

  8. "Manager"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at inVentiv Health Clinical full-time

    Pros

    Great upper management team and work/life balance.

    Cons

    The health insurance is expensive.

  9. "Project Management"

    2.0
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    Project Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at inVentiv Health Clinical for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked with a few fantastic colleagues and a great sponsor.

    Cons

    Very political. A lot of silos and very behind in technology.

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  10. "Sr Account Manager"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at inVentiv Health Clinical full-time

    Pros

    The place is filled with great people

    Cons

    There is really no opportunity for upward mobility

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