Chiltern International

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Chiltern International Reviews

Updated 3 September 2014
Updated 3 September 2014
31 Reviews
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31 Reviews
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  1.  

    Declining interest, morale, growth, opportunities and money. God save us.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mumbai
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai

    I worked at Chiltern International

    Pros

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

    Cons

    To 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Great "family" environment, needs to find its niche

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chiltern International

    Pros

    - Despite growth, still feels like a family
    - Management genuinely cares about you
    - Experienced management, and a lot of folks have been there forever
    - Lots of experience at every level of the company

    Cons

    - Needs to figure out what it specializes in.... the sale used to be about European regulatory, but that is passe now. Purchase of Ockham should help
    - Slightly below-average health bennies (EXPENSIVE)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    gOOD

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

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

    Pros

    People and enviroment.Organization and management

    Cons

    Salaries.No many benefits as other pharmaceutical companies have

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you are doing, including keeping your door always open

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Friendly, caring and professional co-workers.

    Cons

    Growing pains, resourcing issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company/personal feel

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    Current Employee - Clinical Team Leader
    Current Employee - Clinical Team Leader

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

    Pros

    Very supportive to personal growth and work/life balance

    Cons

    Inadequate resourcing to assigned project

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Environment

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Needs 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.-

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

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

    Cons

    no "cons" at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Keep open-minded
    - Keep approachable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great people, fun and professional environment, flexible

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    High volume of field based staff means the office atmosphere fluctuates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Really friendly and open approach to working together

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

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

    Pros

    Flat 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.

    Cons

    Not such good project management forecasting tools as seen at some of the larger CROs.
    Admins are rather thin on the ground.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better willingness to invest in appropriate tools to make our jobs easier.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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