Quintiles Reviews

Updated 10 February 2015
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  1. IT group is trying to grow... a lot of changes going on internally which CAN be good.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC (US)

    I have been working at Quintiles full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Direct manager is awesome. Excellent benefits and concern for employees Work/life balance.

    Cons

    Upper-level managers seem unapproachable, seems like an "old boys" club with some managers jockeying for favoritism. Current mood is one of uncertainty. Pay is not on par with similar positions in other companies - leads to a lot of turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Try smiling at people and saying hi once in a while :-)

  2. Helpful (1)

    Very challenging and stressful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Associate in Morrisville, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Associate in Morrisville, NC (US)

    I worked at Quintiles full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people I worked with were the best

    Cons

    micro management and too much critiquing.

    Advice to Management

    give people space and let them work

  3. Helpful (4)

    Awful Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - CRA in Morrisville, NC (US)
    Former Contractor - CRA in Morrisville, NC (US)

    I worked at Quintiles as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They will hire anyone and promote them to a management position.

    Cons

    Lousy management, overworked staff and no accountability my upper level staff.

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  5. Good Workplace, Low pay scale compared to others

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Statistical Programmer I in Morrisville, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Statistical Programmer I in Morrisville, NC (US)

    I have been working at Quintiles full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Workplace, low stress and low pressure compared to other CRO's in Raleigh-Durham.

    Cons

    Low pay scale compared to other CRO's like paraxel or PPD.

    Advice to Management

    get competitive with pay scale

  6. Helpful (2)

    OK - not great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Morrisville, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Morrisville, NC (US)

    I worked at Quintiles full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic co workers - people on the ground are great

    Cons

    highly, highly, highly political environment

    Advice to Management

    support your teams - clean up your process

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Morrisville, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Morrisville, NC (US)

    I have been working at Quintiles full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits but managers have micromanaging tendencies

    Cons

    Some departments are controlled by micromanagers

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of managers that micromanage employees.

  8. Don't believe "contract to hire"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - IT Department in Morrisville, NC (US)
    Former Contractor - IT Department in Morrisville, NC (US)

    I worked at Quintiles as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work. Financially stable, growing company. Decent work life balance. Contractors are treated well (except for Cons below). Opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    No compunction about advertising "contract to hire" when position is not budgeted (discovered after the fact). They will sound sincere, but there is no drive or effort to keep their promise despite positive performance feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Get your arrogance in check with respect to the timeliness of hiring talented contractors, who in good faith, come onboard expecting you keep your hiring promise.

  9. Generally a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Morrisville, NC (US)
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Morrisville, NC (US)

    I worked at Quintiles full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Honest, smart people, for the most part.

    Cons

    A lot of tension between various teams and departments. Way, way too many managers. Hyper sensitive change control, which is understandable but also constricting.

    Advice to Management

    Flatten out the structure - remove as many levels of management as possible.

  10. Great place if you are a permanent employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in Morrisville, NC (US)
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in Morrisville, NC (US)

    I have been working at Quintiles as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Good tools to work with. Good learning environment.

    Cons

    Not good if you are a contractor. Often terminated with no prior notice even with an extended contract.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with more respect; give contractors a heads up if they are going to be let go.

  11. Collaborative, Technology Oriented Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Morrisville, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Morrisville, NC (US)

    I have been working at Quintiles full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    IT is innovative and cutting edge. There is a good work-life balance. The organization as whole is customer focused which is good but also difficult to manage.

    Cons

    Sometimes shortcuts are taken to meet customer demands which impact the final product. Deadlines are sometimes unreasonable in regards to timelines. One issue is that different customers are promised different features or solutions for the same product and sometimes these can contradict each other leading to problems with development or validation of a system.

    Advice to Management

    Have the sales folks talk to the IT folks about what you can actually promise a customer before just agreeing to everything.

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