Overall, a good company to work for with excellent benefits and the opportunity for growth in your career.
Medical Writer (Former Employee) – Overland Park, KS – October 15, 2013
As a medical writer, a typical day could include client (ie, pharmaceutical companies) meetings, internal meetings, clinical data review and analysis, as well as the main function of a writer: to author the clinical study reports from the Phase I clinical trials. These reports are ultimately published and presented to the FDA for potential further study of drug, and ultimately, FDA approval of the drug for marketing. I also wrote the protocols for the studies.
The most challenging part of the job was the very tight timelines and managing multiple studies at any one time.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the intellectual challenge of turning raw, clinical data into an understandable report. I also enjoyed my co-workers.
moderate to high stress level and continuous mulitasking.
My review summary is provided below. It is not favorable nor should it be. Worst place I've ever had the unfortunate "privilege" to work at.
Senior Discovery Scientist (Former Employee) – Ithaca, NY – February 1, 2016
Horrible out of touch management. Benefits are substandard. Poor communication and lack of reward for hard work. No one within this corporation has any idea of scientific principles in bioanalytical or GLP for that matter. Poor employee retention. Serious disconnect between "managers" and the ones actually doing the work. NO communication between lower segments of the company and the mother company. Terrible IT/server connect. Almost like working in the government.
Terrible place to work- clinical science specialist- run away!
Clinical science specialist (Former Employee) – United States – March 14, 2016
I'm not really sure how this organizations has so many good reviews. Management is terrible and they have a very high turnover rate. I worked here for a year and in all my years as a nurse can hands down say this was the worst job I ever had. I stuck it out thinking things would get better- I was wrong. No work life balance- managers are out of touch and expectations are unrealistic! Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere!
Interesting but many many hours of uncompensated overtime for regular staff
manager (Current Employee) – RTP – March 2, 2016
Interesting work but many many hours of uncompensated overtime for regular US staff. No work life balance.
A heavy push to India offshoring. Work being moved overseas (to India) as fast as possible as well as H1B guest work visa Indians being brought in to the RTP office to replace (or not hire) Americans whereever possible.
Sr. Clinical Research Associate III (Former Employee) – Wilmington, NC – June 13, 2015
Great training, great potential for advancement, unfortunately had to leave due to unforeseen life circumstances. Great management, and mostly given freedom to 'self-manage' and not micro-managed. The hardest part of the job was that I had to do much more national travel and not the regional travel that was originally promised in the job description.
Great benefits, great company culture, excellent training.
Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Shreveport, LA – April 8, 2016
An excellent opportunity for perspective representatives seeking to gain insight and experience in the industry & for tenured pharmaceutical representatives to continue in the pharmaceutical industry as it has evolved
FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME & ENHANCING HUMAN HEALTH, TENURED PHARMACEUTICAL REPRESENTATIVES MAY CONTINUE IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY AS IT HAS EVOLVED
(FOR ANYONE) CAN BE VERY UNSTABLE (FOR THE MORE TENURED) EXPECT LOWER BASES/BONUS POTENTIALS, SLIGHTLY FEWER BENEFITS AND LARGER TERRITORIES
Opportunity to grow, but high stress zero tolerance work environment.
Associate Director (Former Employee) – Marietta, GA – July 5, 2016
Decent pay scale, benes, and bonus opportunity in management. The lab business unit has always been chaotic without enough applied vision. Clients generally allowed to dictate timelines. A lot of good people on staff, but burnout is a significant problem. The merger with Quest Clinical Labs brings potential for significant change, but uncertainty ahead, especially for redundant resource bases.
Facilities Coordinator (Current Employee) – Marietta, GA – February 25, 2016
A typical day at work starts at 7:30 am and it is full of energy from then until 3:30pm... Granted there aren't any fires to put out (some literal and some not) my day is pretty busy... I also maintain budgets for 15 - 20 purchase orders. These purchase orders are for various vendors that we come into contact/contract with on a daily basis. I walk a 201k square foot building holding 600-650 employees... I also work closely with the security team daily.
The best part of this position is that I get to interact with my co-workers/customers internal and external on a daily basis... The hardest part of the job is when there is a situation that creates downtown in a particular department.
A typical work day with Quintiles had me feeling like I wish I had a better job. There was very little communication cascaded from field managers and project lead to sales reps. If any information was provided, it was vague. Unfortunately, most everyone on the team feels the same way, however, no one will voice their concerns. Bonus payments were ALWAYS paid weeks to months later than expected pay date. There is little to no sense of job security since project lead and field managers do not know contract details themselves. Expect to hear that they will look into answering questions and expect no follow up. Management across all levels are not qualified nor capable of maintaining lasting professional relationships. Contract organization, no long term benefit, lower salary, limited potential. Wasted my time and resources.
No transparency, lack of professionalism, unethical managment
Great company with added benefits, team spirit and encouragement
Certified Diabetes Educator (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – July 3, 2016
Quintiles is a great company to work for ten years. Excellent salary with benefits including gas card, car allowance as the job requires travelling to physician offices in Greater Philadelphia. Team spirit and positive environment. Leadership encouraged.
Clinical Research Associate (Current Employee) – Jersey City, NJ – July 26, 2016
Develop recruitment strategies and an enrollment plan with the investigator and site staff to meet recruitment goals in coordination with the Global Monitoring Plan project recruitment plan and conducts evaluation, initiation, routine monitoring and close out visits at each assigned study site, as outlined in the Global Monitoring Plan.
Innovative business leader, as a capability across functions, with experience in process improvement and client relationship management.
Project Manager, Business Solutions (Former Employee) – Parsippany, NJ – July 7, 2016
Strong background in project management, technical training, and support. Ability to balance complexity and partner with all levels within a multi-national environment. Analytical, articulate, and diligent.
Project Coordinator (Current Employee) – Marietta, GA – March 2, 2015
Quintiles is a good place to start your career. You learn a lot and the work culture is relaxed. They are now starting to outsource a lot of jobs so the job security is something to be worried about. The upper management has no idea whats going on on any lower levels of the company, or if they do they don't care. For the amount of time you put into the job, they could be a little more appreciative of its employees.
office is relaxed, dont micro-manage
currently outsourcing jobs, will try and keep you as a contract employee for forever with no benefits