Overall I think InVentiv is a fine company just not for me. I don't like the idea of switching from company to company every two years or so and the pay is so far under the industry average that it reaaly isn't competitive. I chose to go there because of personal situations in my life and while a great experience the pay for me is not worth it. I was working in Specialty and my base salary was $30K less than Merck's Primary Care reps.Additionally the benefits were basic.
work life balance, overall atmosphere, Dm
pay, benefits, the feel of growing with a company. It's more just a job
The hardworking and underpaid employees are what make the company great
Study Start (Current Employee) – Wilmington, NC – May 23, 2018
Company recently merged, so is going through many changes. The people there are great, management is hands on and everyone is dedicated, hard workers. The processes there are likely to improve over time and this company has great potential. However, they will try to low-ball you when it comes to compensation and skill level. They do not want to pay people what they are worth unless the need is urgent on their end. Also, they are notorious for requesting an interview for a specific position, but offer a lower position level and salary than what was discussed during the recruitment process. Instant turn-off!
This company is an exciting and interesting place to work. The clients are all major companies operating within the healthcare space. They treat contractors exceptionally well and work with them as though they are part of the team. Group of really smart marketing professionals and they really, really care about their clients.
Healthcare Liaison (Current Employee) – Lehigh Valley, PA – May 19, 2018
Good pay for entry level contract pharma job. Flexible schedule. 7 HCP calls per day required, plus a few pharmacy calls if possible. Management a bit disorganized as territories were realigned a few times within 6 months.
Inventiv(aka Syneos) was a good place to start. I had an outside of Inventiv embedded Manager, so felt , for the most part, a member of the team for the Pharma company I represented. We did get paid less and even though we did the same exact job, got smaller bonuses as well. Pharma sales jobs ( if done correctly are not typically 8-5). You do meetings and lunches/dinners in the evenings and then have sometimes significant drives home. Most enjoyable part of job was some of people I called on in the clinics and friendships that developed, as well as friendships with coworkers.
Work from your home and travel to accounts/clinics
Medical Assistant (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – April 12, 2018
Management was comprised of all 'younger' people who had zero experience with neither management nor 'leading'. Management was assigned by who was open to move into the position, NOT by what qualifications they held to fulfill the role. Absolutely awful.
Site Identification Specialist (Former Employee) – Home Based – March 15, 2018
The job was stressful as a new study was kicking off but other than that, it was pretty easy going. If I needed help with anything, I could reach out to the team and they would pitch in. My hours while working from home were completely flexible. Sometimes I worked weekends to either meet deadline or to make up hours that I had missed during the week. It wasn't a big deal though since I did it all from home. Management was good and knowledgeable. I helped in training new employees and helped them get set up on their computers. Overall, it was a positive experience.
Can be financially inconsitent at times as a contractor, but also gives you more personal freedom
Web Developer (Former Employee) – Westerville, OH – March 6, 2018
My review is based on the company before the merger As a contractor, you're only paid when you have an actual project you're working on and there are times when the work pool dries out so you wont be getting paid if you're a contractor with them (if you're contracting through somewhere else, you'll be fine) so it's important to keep a nest egg for about a month of very little work (usually during the winter time period). The plus side is there is a lot of freedom as a contractor and as long as your finances are stable enough, you can usually have a pretty flexible schedule.
Flexibility, great culture, lax dress (as a dev), small enough to be able to play with newer technologies
not best job security, hourly contractors can have random periods of financial strain
UROLOGY/ONCOLOGY SALES SPECIALIST (Former Employee) – New York, NY , New Jersey – March 5, 2018
InVentiv is a contract company so although the culture is good, you are more susceptible to losing a sales position as the parent company can cancel the contract at any time. This is what happened to myself and everyone else on the Janssen contract. Overall I would work again for Inventiv (now called Syneos Health)
Senior Clinical Research Associate (Current Employee) – Orange County, CA – February 26, 2018
The teams I have been on at inVentivHealth have always been supportive. Each project I have worked on has been knowledgeable of all processes in place for that particular study. I have never felt alone in my position.