Chiltern International
3.8 of 5 29 reviews
www.chiltern.com Slough, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 06, 2014

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Chiltern International CEO Dr Jim Esinhart

Dr Jim Esinhart

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Declining interest, morale, growth, opportunities and money. God save us.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Mumbai

I worked at Chiltern International

ProsGood global team. Very nice training structure (again due to global set up). Exposure to different CDMS systems.

ConsTo many on local/regional front (Mumbai, India). Ineffective and very poor administration, management. Complete absence of employee benefiting sentiment or a presence of respect or belongingness towards the employees. Zero transparency in decision or policy making. Biased approach towards giving promotion or salary hikes (if at all somebody is getting it). Utter step motherly attitude towards old employees (somebody who is there for 3+ years). Rather they have been indirectly communicated by such attitude that they are expendable at any point. No business development on local front. Senior management completely handicapped, clueless and inactive when there is drought of incoming projects. 2 years compulsory bonds for anybody with whatsoever experience joining the company and this will only be initiated when somebody accepts the offer and starts attending office so there is no going back unless he is having any other offer in hand. Complete absence of employee appreciations, raise, awards, social programs.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't see any room or though of improvement as the advice would fall on deaf ears and blind eyes.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

I have been working at Chiltern International full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat opportunities to progress; managers listen and take care of each individual; easy access to senior management team

Consat times may feel a little under resourced but active recruitment ongoing

Advice to Senior Managementkeep doing what you are doing, including keeping your door always open

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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gOOD

Senior Clinical Research Associate (Former Employee)
Buenos Aires (Argentina)

I worked at Chiltern International full-time for more than 3 years

ProsPeople and enviroment.Organization and management

ConsSalaries.No many benefits as other pharmaceutical companies have

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Chiltern International full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFriendly, caring and professional co-workers.

ConsGrowing pains, resourcing issues.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company/personal feel

Clinical Team Leader (Current Employee)

I have been working at Chiltern International full-time for more than a year

ProsVery supportive to personal growth and work/life balance

ConsInadequate resourcing to assigned project

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Environment

Senior CRA (Current Employee)
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)

I have been working at Chiltern International as a contractor for less than a year

ProsDisposition of the staff to help others, very well organized, staff is excellent regarding been friendly and welcoming new people.-

ConsNeeds to have more projects in Dominican Republic due to it has short term IRB response for study approval, has a lot of projects going on and perfect to compete with others to have CRAs.-

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great people, fun and professional environment, flexible

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Chiltern International full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe department I work for has a warm and friendly atmosphere and across the business it seems to have the same feel.  You are expected to work hard but in return there is a lot of flexibility around work life balance etc.

I have had the opportunity to work with some excellent, pragmatic, professionals.  Most of whom seem to have the time to offer support and guidance.

It is a pleasant and enjoyable environment to work in.

ConsHigh volume of field based staff means the office atmosphere fluctuates

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company to work for- friendly atmosphere, company offers great life and work balance

Internal Recruiter (Current Employee)
Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

I have been working at Chiltern International full-time for more than a year

Pros- friendly people
- friendly work environment
- easy approachable management
- good home based policy
- flexible working hours
- career progression
- good benefits

Consno "cons" at this time

Advice to Senior Management- Keep open-minded
- Keep approachable

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice people, a great company to work for and a good place to develop your career!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Chiltern International full-time for more than 8 years

Pros- Great people to work with (globally).
- A company that is moving in the right direction!
- Opportunities for career development.
- Supportive management. All very approachable including the Exec team.
- Interesting work with the right amount of challenge.
- Friendly working environment and a good place to be.

ConsNothing significant that I can think of.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep "engaged" with the staff as you have been over the years.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Really friendly and open approach to working together

Director (Current Employee)
Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

I have been working at Chiltern International full-time for more than a year

ProsFlat management structure. I can easily speak to those in charge. Pragmatic approach to problem solving. Easy to talk with other decision makers. Easy to change policy and procedures if you can provide a good arguement. No heavy "corporate culture". Good home-based policy.

ConsNot such good project management forecasting tools as seen at some of the larger CROs.
Admins are rather thin on the ground.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter willingness to invest in appropriate tools to make our jobs easier.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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