Study Coordinator (Former Employee) – Florida – July 19, 2018
I worked for Meridien for almost 5 years and there have been many ups and downs but I will say that the company is at its absolute worst right now. Under new management, the morale is extremely low. They have fired numerous employees just to hire people that the new management has worked with in the former positions. Everyone is afraid of losing their jobs. They are hiring a lot of corporate positions but thinning out sites- which is the heart of their operation. How is this growth? Upper management does not care about their employees and are quick to make inefficient decisions without asking input from the staff onsite. Their only concern is making money. Turnover is extremely high. It is very unfortunate because the study coordinators really care about their patients.
Due to the high turnover of employee's and employer's, there is very little appreciaton and respect.
Lab Technician --- Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Bradenton, FL – October 1, 2018
Great Endocrinologist who cares for the patient's with high integrity during and after the trials are over. Dr. Chaykin, is a searched out physician in the surrounding area, who is currently dedicated to research and seeing the development of new medications.
Integrity of the management team. Constant turnovers.
Research Assistant, Psychometric Rater (Former Employee) – Brooksville, FL – July 16, 2018
I learned a lot from the original owners of the company before it was sold. The company was run very well and employees were treated very well. That all changed when the company was sold. New management had no loyalty to existing employees that helped make the company what it was. My days were spent administering tests to study participants and building relationships with both patients and family members. The hardest part was the backstabbing that was allowed to happen after the company changed hands. We were no longer people just employees.
Assistant Site Business Development Specialist (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – May 2, 2018
I got laid off as soon as the new owners came in. They press you really hard to get the work done which is a good thing but as soon as something bad happens the manager blames everything on you even though it may not even be your fault.
Phlebotomist (Former Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – March 31, 2018
Meridien Research was an amazing place to work. The management team was always very proactive with assignments. The facility itself was very close to my home and it was a very successful donation center. The laboratory was very well stocked with the latest technology. The management staff is very knowledgeable and always wiling to offer help to the associates that requested it. The salary was higher than the average for a Laboratory Coordinator. The training program is second to none. The corporate trainers are always available to assist in any way that they can.
High pay ranges, Easy going management
Over night random testing. Communications with nurses and lab.
Former member (Former Employee) – Bradenton, FL – December 29, 2017
This could be a good company if there was adequate training, clear expectations, a non bias manager, overhaul at corporate level, and fair treatment to employees. Management needs to listen and value the input and ideas of employees since we are the ones who make the company successful.
CRC (Former Employee) – Bradenton, FL – December 22, 2017
Unfortunately upper management does not care about employees. Treats everyone like a replaceable entity. Site managers are great but have no opinion or ability to change anything. Stressful doesn’t even touch on how the moral is at Meridien. Very sad cause it could be a great place.
Clinical Research Coordinator (Current Employee) – Brooksville, FL – November 11, 2017
If you keep your head down and do you work then you'll be fine. But it's not a place for advancement at all. The supervisors don't listen to the people actually doing the work. Therefore turnover is extremely high.