Senior Director (Current Employee) – United States – November 26, 2018
Tons of opportunity to use professional experiences and make a big impact on the business. A lot of highly skilled people here focused on making changes to create a very strong company. The employees I interact with are friendly and focused on doing their best work. I'm happy I made the decision to join Worldwide. The company is in growth mode and changes are being made to create a top tier organization. This can be a con for some, this was a huge selling point for me. I have an opportunity to build and create something better here.
Very flexible environment, good salary and benefits in the US
Analyst II - Analyst V (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – October 1, 2018
Most people there are pleasant to work with, but management seems a little out of touch. Area I worked in does not seem very financially stable and is undergoing a lot of upper management changes. Had sudden layoffs with no warning.
Data Coordinator (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – March 6, 2018
The staff and management is great. The staff treats you like family and the work isn't difficult. However, the work is unpredictable. You would be lucky to get more than 19hr/week. Some shifts consist of coming in for only 1-2hours. I wouldn't say this job holds much financial security.
Project Manager (Former Employee) – PA – January 12, 2018
Worldwide does not support the growth of its employees. Actions speak louder than words. Lots of upper management promotions, nothing for the ones in the trenches. Some employees are held to different standards than others. Not an even playing field. No sense of teamwork. Though these things are supposed to be the main values of the company :(
InHouse CRA/ Clinical Research Associate (Former Employee) – Morrisville, NC – May 30, 2017
I was brought into a new training program that sounded very promising but in the end didn't deliver. The company had a great culture during the time I worked there until the last months before my departure. Management stated they wanted to hear our ideas but didn't take any advice and still stuck to their agenda. The majority of my coworkers were all solid individuals with great work ethics but in the end our efforts came up short when it was time to be awarded bonuses.
flexible, our medical benefits stayed the same rate for 2 years and good coworkers
Pet Healthcare (this should have never became an option), new management came in and cleaned house and still placed the company in an unfavorable position, promoting individuals who lacked the experience to move up
Pharmacist (Former Employee) – San Antonio, Tx – April 18, 2017
Horrible place to work, just look to the job turnover for evidence. Absolutely no work-life balance. WCT investigators and project managers will NOT respect your time, professional opinion, your license, or concerns (the company also has issues with respecting DEA and FDA in regards to pharmacy). All this company cares about is making money.
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Former Employee (Former Employee) – Morrisville, NC – July 7, 2016
While the recruiting team and management will sell you "pipe dreams" to make it seem like you'll have a promising career in a fun and inviting environment, it is a ploy. Management is grasping at straws to grow the company while losing clients and employees, left and right because it doesn't invest in or show they value their employees.
While a couple of departments are actually run by decent managers, it's upper management that continues to push employees for more hours but with little recognition or appreciation outside of an occasional free lunch. If you're a part of support departments like IT or admin services, you are dispensible and under appreciated. Most of the PMs lack knowledge and the CTAs could do a better job running their own studies.
Though you may make genuine connections among line employees, Worldwide Clinical Trials is full of nepotism, politic playing and office romances. No company is perfect and you'll find much of these things in other organizations but do yourself a favor and work somewhere where everyone is valued, appreciated and shows integrity by keeping the promises they make upon recruitment. If you do decide to work there, utilize it as a stepping stone, mind your own business, don't tell anyone about yours, and be prepared to work your butt off.
Occasional free food
Lack of structure/organization, upper management that doesn't really care about employees, mediocre benefits
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – July 14, 2015
I was provided with excellent training to be a customer service representative, I made outbound and inbound calls. scheduling appointments and confirming in patient and outpatient arrival. Loved the work environment and people!
This company tries to tell you that they care about you and your time needs but don't believe it. The promise you everything till they got you in the door soon after you begin to see your work-load quadruple, your expenses not being paid and the management attitude. The management which is composed of all female staff is a constant battle within its ranks. All managers think that you are there to please all of their requests and keep THEM happy. They do not care about the contracts they have, about the PIs nor about each other. Is a constant backstabbing culture that you should avoid at all costs.
Technical Writer and Document Coordinator (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – May 20, 2014
I enjoyed my year doing technical writing for WCT. Everyone in my department was very willing to help an employee in need, like completing a project during a time crunch, for instance. I also felt well compensated for the job requirements.
extraction lab (Former Employee) – Austin north side – March 10, 2014
This company has a very high turn over rate and low pay. When I worked their half of the lab (about 15 people) were coming, fired, or on their way out and the other 15 people were some institutionalized. Almost no growth opportunities, unless you consider hangout in the extraction lab for 5 years just to look at LC/MS machine and that is only if your one of the best. The LC/MS lab has it made with really no obligations, so the work between the labs is highly unbalanced. The documentation or LIMS system they have is absolutely horrible. Learning this LIMS is composed of 3-4 different programs, some that only work when buttons or clicked in a way that doesn't crash the system. Inventory and weighing, aliquoting process is an art of black magic at this company along with their automated aliquoating machines. Learning from their lead tech was almost impossible and management had no backbone or leadership capabilities. This would be a good company if you had a doctorate degree and worked in the method development side. The buck or blame at this company is almost always directed in some form or fashion onto the lab techs, even though most of their methods are some what bogus. I hope this helps future applicants to consider the lab tech occupations at this company before applying, because of the tension, low job stability and high turnover rate.
There are many challenges in working for a CRO. The fast pace and the constantly changing environment can be challenging but are also rewarding. I've been in the pharmaceutical industry for over 20 years and the people here have not only valued that experience, they have encouraged my professional and personal growth. I feel that management is available and open to ideas, suggestions, and reasonable complaints. I'm personally honored to work here and enjoy my job and the people that I work work with on a daily basis.