Work for a Clinical Research Organization
Data Support Specialist (Current Employee) – Marlborough, MA – November 10, 2014
Tracking CRFs and Queries, 1st thing in the morning. Sometimes our Data Entry (DE) department will have an impromptu meeting with our manager/supervisor regarding any updates/last minute changes. Depending on priorities, I may need to stop tracking and switch over to data entry.
What I learned: Priorities can change at a moments notice, and never 'assume'.
Management knows what needs to be done and when it needs to be done.
My co-workers can be fun to work with but everyone has their days, their moments. You need to know when to 'step back' or keep your distance but, also, know when to be firm with someone who is being a bit unreasonable.
Stress is the hardest part of the job, whether it be due to a co-worker, who's in a bad mood or due to several things due at the same time.
When everyone is working well together and getting the work done, without complaints.
Cafeteria across the parking lot for lunch, if needed. Being able to walk around the buildings, weather permitting.
Sometimes gets pretty chilly in the building, too much training which cuts into work time.