Salary for CRA in USA & immigration charges for Indian citizen

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sonu in Hyderabad, India

39 months ago

Paul in Las Vegas, Nevada said: If you were to be recruited by a US clinical research company, they would pay 100% of the fees- they'd also buy you airline tickets, hotel and meals for your interview. Once you get the job, most will give you $3,000 for relocation assistance for you and your family.

US companies NEVER require anyone to ever pay anything to get a job. If a "job offer" asks for money up front, that's a sure sign it's a scam.

Hi Paul. Its absolutely true thats why i have stopped responding to them after cross checking the entire situation. In fact they called up from US phone number one fine morning and asked to attend one more round for which i postponed the schedule as i wasn't comfortable but after that there is no call. Really crazy!!. Thanks for your views.

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ravi in Bangalore, India

39 months ago

hi sonu...i came to know dat it's scam...presently what are u doing..? did u try ICRI..?

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ravi in Bangalore, India

39 months ago

hello everyone...i would like to know the average pay package in USA for jobs in the clinical research field..do we have good job opportunities in USA..?

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sonu in Hyderabad, India

39 months ago

Hi Ravi,

thanks for ur post. yes its a scam.and the persons involved are Ms.Meenu and mrs.kanwaljeet operating from Chandigarh/mohali and they dont feel the pain how to have white earnings thats why they are doing these cheap activities. I am already a certified clinical researcher and worked over more than 4 trials and also in the capacity of auditing at EU standards , training, business development of clinical trials and was able to close one client from USA & poland so i dont need ICRI :). and it was about job at USA in CR field.

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ravi in Bangalore, India

39 months ago

Thank u Paul and Sonu....

I did my graduation in BDS(BACHELOR OF DENTAL SURGERY). I also did a diploma course in Pharmacovigilance. so what would be the best option for me..? Do i have any chances of applying abroad..? please try to help me out Sonu and Paul..

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ravi in Bangalore, India

39 months ago

sonu ..i mean did u hear about master's course offered by ICRI institute in hyd.?

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emma in Bangalore, India

35 months ago

hi m a b.d.s graduate planning to take up clinical research course for next six months , after a while m planning to visit usa , how r my job oppurtunities ther? n ll my experience in india count? wat may b the salary package?can u also plz tell me which the global cro in usa based in india ? plz reply asap

thank you

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revival in United Kingdom

35 months ago

Hi Mather,

Please stop acting like an borish dictator. You better acknowledge that people who post here seek advice, not how to grovel Mather in Pittsburg. And stop imposing writing format that your granny have followed and so do you! Its a free internet. If u have any problem, dont bother to post here. There are better advisor around.

Chill and relax. Life is brief.

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Lakhan Lal Ojha in Visakhapatnam, India

35 months ago

hoapres,

Skilled man can not be stopped anywhere in this world regardless of any preferences.

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Lakhan Lal Ojha in India

35 months ago

Hoapres; well! Nobody comes simply and authorities are there to allow as they need it. If thats the case then tell them not to disturb over phone from USA hunting head honchos from IN instead they can disturb the people within their boundary if they get.

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emma in Bangalore, India

35 months ago

MATHER ,

you did sure.. answer my questions thank you for that!! but u were harsh .. since i understand its good advice i will take it positively!!

revival,

what can i say, same to same thinking!!

herpes,

am sorry , but who do you think you are to be telling anybody that??

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JLY in Sacramento, California

30 months ago

Hello everyone, I am glad to come across this thread,I wish I found this in April! Unfortunately,I guess I already am a victim of Veritas's scam.My strong suggestion is DO NOT join them. I will explain my experience with them and you can decide.Personally, I am interested in clinical research,so was looking for online training (as I didn't want to get a MSCR)and I found veritas on Sulekha,as did many students in our training batch.Most attractive part of the advertisement is 'will sponsor H1B'-that is a bait.

So when I called them,they said they have many positions open.I want to live in California and as you guessed,they have 'many positions in bay area'.They kept calling non-stop and said fresh batch is starting this weekend-I am telling you that is a red-flag.They said the course would last 2-2.5 months maximum. Now, it almost 5 months, we are not done with the course and my guess is they don't have any positions open,as they are strethching as much as they can. Most irritating part is, recently they offered some '$10' production specialist job and that if you attend the interview,you HAVE to accept the job.Why in the world would I accept the position,we should be able to make a decision of 'I accept/reject the offer'. Why in the world would I pay for 'Clinical research monitoring' course,if I had to accept a production specialist position.

Anyways,I paid $1500 for the certificate course, which I doubt I will receive!!!Their standards are really low,very unprofessional,you ask them something-they get very defensive,unapproachable after you pay the fee,when you call/email the instructors i.e. in need of clarification regarding the subject matter/exams-YOU NEVER GET A RESPONSE. The receptionist/whoever answers the phone(I have no idea what their qualification is but it is better to talk to walls than talk to unprofessional,ignorant staff).You tell them you need to talk to someone,following are their answers-contd in next post

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JLY in Sacramento, California

30 months ago

i)they are busy/talking to some other student/instructing other batch
ii)not in the office
iii)some other department is responsible for that/that goes in a circle-you never hear/know the answer
Many students are having the same problems and I have asked them to put their thoughts on this forum, so future enthusiasts will not be affected.Some students are still optismistic that they will find a position for them but I have already learned my lesson, something that sounds too good to be true 99.9999% of the time-you are right.They promise to get you into a CRA position at your choice of location alongwith sponsoring H1B visa-unfortunately, I fell for that. Though I am a licensed RPh(registered pharmacist in California) and have 6 months of experience as a pharmacist with admirable communication and customer service skills, no one is willing to sponsor my H1b transfer for my current employer.I have interviewed with almost all major retail chains and some hospitals,everything goes well and I am offered a position but everything goes downhill after I mention that I need visa sponsorship.So it is best to inform while scheduling an interview, that you need sponsorship,so that neither side is disappointed after the interview.It is very depressing,especially after I have spent $8,000-$10,000 on my pharmacy license exams,books/material,crashcourse,practice exams,licensing fee,continuous education fee,etc.

So,H1b visa sponsoring part(very tempting) is the bait,consulting agencies(esp'lly-veritas)uses,so as Mather said-RUN.I told them I either need my certificate for wasting 5 months of my time/my $1,500 back-she just laughed (I think she must have thought-are you dreaming of getting your money back FROM US-WE ARE SPECIALISTS AT STEALING MONEY SKILLFULLY). The people you would talk to in USA,when you call them are-Tina,Isha,Astha and someone else-don't remember the name;instructors are Dr.Deepthi and Dr.Saritha and owner is Simarjeev Jolly.Nothing is consistent.GOODLUCK.

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JLY in Sacramento, California

30 months ago

Hi all,

I appreciate, if anyone have any suggestions for me. I have started applying for entry-level CRA positions on my own,have BS Pharmacy(India),MS Nutritional Sciences(USA);Have 8 months of HPLC & in vitro lab research experience,1 year of Chemist I experience in R&D,Registered pharmacist(1.5years of inpatient hospital pharmacy experience as pharmacist intern and 6 months of pharmacist experience in retail pharmacy and psyche hospital)in California.I would prefer to live in Bay area but willing to relocate.So,my questions are i)What is the salary range I should expect to be within considering my education and experience? ii)Do pharmaceutical companies accept my clinical experience as a pharmacist for an entry-level CRA position? iii)Do pharm companies sponsor H1B visas? iv)What are best places for me to apply at? v)Any other titles/positions, I could apply for with my pharmacist experince?

Looking forward to hear from experienced professionals in Clinical Research.Thank you.

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sg in Perth Amboy, New Jersey

30 months ago

Veritas is a complete fraud. Don't trust them at all.

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Lakhan Lal Ojha in India

30 months ago

File a case , and their offices at US and India. they are proving to be real fraud, . taking the money and never turning back fortunately i dint agreed for the approx $8000 fee but lost some money in the beginning. what a game they are playing! copy the messages , and just put a copy to local police with cyber crime cell or put a raid on all the offices including USA, India and other places, its useless to talk to them. and its just lack of time and due to nature of my current job i am unable to go to local police/cyber crime fraud cell. Hoping to see them behind bars and my money back , if they are not wrong then they must prove it without fail else the grip will be tightened, so how many are putting up the CC of this entire message to cyber police/police in USA or India?

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Lakhan Lal Ojha in India

30 months ago

Hi JLY,

Drag them to the court of California. You got to do that. reported their domain as black. every sites of veritas is being reported as scam, I make sure that they should be flagged as scam from my end. people at CA put it across immediately so that other should not become the victims.

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Lakhan Lal Ojha in India

30 months ago

guest in San Francisco, California said: Please don't come to the US looking for a job.

We have enough UNEMPLOYED Americans and don't need your services.

If you want to come to the US then consult an experienced immigration attorney.

Hello Guest , I am not at all interested to come over there at all. If people needs me then I wil have to go , but I make sure I should be kind enough on you A's. will consider on ur request depending upon the situation if I am coming. Dont worry. take care

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Anchal in Bangalore, India

24 months ago

I was reading through the comments made by various users regarding jobs in clinical research. Though I am not so keen on going abroad, what I really want to discuss in this forum is, why arent CRCs, with the relevant job experience struggle to make to private companies. It's really sad. I have been trying like crazy, and dont even get a call for a clinical trial assistant post. Also, reading about Veritas, I am sure it is a scam. I got a call from them yesterday and they have demanded a 15,000-16,000 USD to help me relocate to the US. Any comments anybody? Will be glad for any help I get.
Thanks.

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Rahul in Kolkata, India

24 months ago

hi i had done Msc in medical Pharmacology and presently iam working as a tutor in medical college.1 week back i got a call from veritas consultancy regarding the post of Clinical data management vacancy in USA and for that they are asking 11000 as initial payment.So iam bit confused whether i should go ahead with that or not.So those who know veritas consultancy please help me to find out wether the consultancy is scam or trustful......

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Lakhan Lal Ojha in India

24 months ago

Anchal & Rahul : Its a big Scam , they are shameless, its almost a year that I paid 4000 INR post our tele conversation with them in the first instance. Thankfully I was out of their trap which they were trying to by asking approx. 2000 USD for relocation. After repeated emails they did not refunded my money and i was so busy that i also felt that I gave money to orphanage. Just be wary and try to escalate this matter to Mohali court by putting a CC. They should learn a lesson. for any job if u are successful no body asks for money. I have gone through all these drama. Take care.

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Anchal in Bangalore, India

24 months ago

Hi Lakhan!

Thanks a trillion for the info! I did a thorough research and i was quite convinced that they are a scam. I dont understand how are they managaing to fool so many people. But I really thank you for taking time out and writing to me. I am sorry for the loss of money you had to bear. I am glad that u filed a case against these people. I am trying to spread the word through online forums though.

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Anchal in Bangalore, India

24 months ago

Rahul in Kolkata, India said: hi i had done Msc in medical Pharmacology and presently iam working as a tutor in medical college.1 week back i got a call from veritas consultancy regarding the post of Clinical data management vacancy in USA and for that they are asking 11000 as initial payment.So iam bit confused whether i should go ahead with that or not.So those who know veritas consultancy please help me to find out wether the consultancy is scam or trustful......

Rahul, it will be best to drop the idea. They arent the right people to be trusted. See Lakhan's reply to my query and u will know.

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salika in Pune, India

20 months ago

Dear All I got call from wireclass company from USA they said they are offering job as a sas analyst but before that i have to take their online sas training. & i have to give 700$ as a deposit & after completion of training they will refund it. they said after completion of training they will direct enroll me in their client projects. please guide me what should i do?

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VikkySingha in Pune, India

12 months ago

Hello guys, I will add to my experience. Recently i just got to go to this interview for the post of clinical research associate. For CRA position in USA based company named SWANZO, THEY DEMANDED 20000 DOLLARS FOR TRAINING AND VISAS. they told that after training you will get to go to usa before October. They will provide offer letter after the tele interview. And training will be online. Please guide me through this. Is this real thing.??

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Anchal in London, United Kingdom

12 months ago

VikkySingha in Pune, India said: Hello guys, I will add to my experience. Recently i just got to go to this interview for the post of clinical research associate. For CRA position in USA based company named SWANZO, THEY DEMANDED 20000 DOLLARS FOR TRAINING AND VISAS. they told that after training you will get to go to usa before October. They will provide offer letter after the tele interview. And training will be online. Please guide me through this. Is this real thing.??

Hello, please do not go ahead with this. This sounds just like VERITAS. You can read other previously posted posts, wherein I have shared similar experiences.

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VikkySingha in Pune, India

12 months ago

Anchal in London, United Kingdom said: Hello, please do not go ahead with this. This sounds just like VERITAS. You can read other previously posted posts, wherein I have shared similar experiences.

yes exactly. I felt so. During this research about this, not a single firm evidence I got. Thanks guys. This forum cleared all my doubt.

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Mather in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

12 months ago

Hi Vikki,

Sounds like a scam to me!

Companies in USA pay for your relocation- you don't pay them!

When a visa is needed, usually they pay for your relocation and then your yearly salary is lowered in compensation for visa fees.

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akky in vernon, Connecticut

9 months ago

Hello Mather,

I have just started using this forum. I had worked as CRA in India in one of the reputed CRO for 2 years. I have been in USA since almost 2 years. I am working as a Pharmacy Technician and want to work as CRA now. Can u suggest me any useful course that will help to get job as a CRA quickly?
Thank you

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sansannu05@gmail.com in Hyderabad, India

4 months ago

Hai...Am santoshi rathod....i have completed my b.pharmacy in 2013 and done with my clinical research course in 2014.more over am persuing m.pharmacy and present in 2nd year....present working as a clinical research coordintor from two months...i would like to work in USA or Canada.Would u plz help me,in my job.

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harve in Albuquerque, New Mexico

1 month ago

Hey Sarika,

Please dont waste your time and money for this company.You wont get any client projects,its a scam.

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harve in Albuquerque, New Mexico

1 month ago

JLY in Chico, California said: Hi Salika,

I can say with 100% confidence-STAY AS FAR AWAY from them as possible. They sound very convincing,as if they already have a job ready for you. I know everything about them as I fell in that trap and wasted $1,500. One thing I can CLEARLY AND DEFINITELY say is-companies don't really ask for SAS certification when you apply for a job,you need to know SAS,that's it. Veritas's certificate IS EQUAL TO TRASH-A BLANK PAPER(atleast you can write/print something on it) IS WORTH MORE THAN THEIR CERTIFICATE-TRUST ME.

If you still are in doubt,let me know, I can include you in our(all the students who paid upto $2,500 for various certificate courses offered by this crappy ppl,people like them are the reason some have a bad opinion about Indians) email list. Some of us are planning to take legal action against them.Hope this helps.

Hey,
I am one of the victims of wireclass.I have read somewhere that if we complain about Wireclass on BBB,they will take action against them and remove the website itself.This can help other people in falling into trap.Please put your valuable comments in BBB and also comments of other students who got scammed is helpful.More the comments sooner the website to get deleted.

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