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Duke Clinical Research Institute Lead CRA Reviews

Updated Jan 21, 2019

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Needs some major improvements"

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    Current Employee - Lead CRA in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Duke Clinical Research Institute full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The benefits are great. The ability to work from home either part time or full time and they really try to keep a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of consistent training for new employees. PM & SM continuously blaming each other. Consistently underbidding projects with sponsors. The constant threat of financial instability.

    Advice to Management

    While I know that managing large groups of people is never easy, it would be nice if there was some sort of consistency when it came to new employee training. New employees are given way to long of a grace period to "catch" on to their role and end up being a burden to the study they are assigned to. They should be evaluated more often in the first 90 days and let go if they can't catch on. We as leads should not... still be training them on the basics 1.5 years into their positions! The PM and SM feuding may stop with the new splitting of clinops but that hasn't had enough time to tell. Hopefully with out own director we will have more of a voice now. The bidding process should include people who are actually on the front lines now and not people who were there 10-20 years ago. Things have changed drastically and so has the way sites are monitored. Maybe a survey across the SM team to see how the CRAs feel about how the SM bidding has been on recent projects and what can be done to improve it? Perhaps that might help with the financial instability that seems to plague the DCRI every few years.

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    Duke Clinical Research Institute2019-01-22

    Duke Clinical Research Institute Response

    February 6, 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and suggestions. We are happy to hear that you feel the DCRI provides a good working environment that offers opportunities for learning and growth. As a mission-driven academic research organization, we believe that supporting professional ...

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Lead CRA"

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    Former Employee - Lead CRA 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Duke Clinical Research Institute full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    events associated with Duke(basketball games, Duke gardens etc)

    Cons

    unrealistic Sponsor expectations, high workload, no support from CTMs, Unethical PLs

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees or you might not have any! High turnover, unhappy people working there

    Duke Clinical Research Institute2015-10-05
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Gone to hell"

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    Former Employee - Lead CRA in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Duke Clinical Research Institute full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with faculty and KOLs. Comfortable building with attached parking. Great co-workers. Opportunity to travel nationally and internationally. Good insurance, retirement, and other benefits.

    Cons

    Culture completely changed over years from one that sought to educate, train, and recognize accomplishments to one of intimidation and threats. Lost the benefit of increased flexibility and potential for exposure to faculty and cutting edge research for lower pay. Project Leaders overall HORRIBLE managers and primarily interested in shifting work to team to look good and then not support the team. Things began to... go down hill when Rob Califf and Debra Roth left and accelerated decline since. New management in 2012 worst decision ever! Very, very sad and disappointing.

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    Advice to Management

    I understand Debra Roth is back and hopefully she'll be able to turn things around. If anyone can it's Debra.

    Duke Clinical Research Institute2014-04-09
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    "Negative changes going on at DCRI"

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    Current Employee - Lead CRA in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Duke Clinical Research Institute full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    All the pros of working at DCRI are now going away. DCRI is striving to become as toxic as industry CROs. The pros of reasonable work hours and work/home life balance is now going away.

    Cons

    * pitiful pay raises (which used to be balanced by reasonable work hours and ability to have a work/home life balance) * new management came from industry and is ruining DCRI * unreasonable deliverable time lines and expectations

    Advice to Management

    * DCRI used to be the play people wanted to work and were working there because of the science, access to though leaders, and reasonable work expectations. The new management needs to review expectations, especially in light that Duke will never offer salaries that industry can offer.

    Duke Clinical Research Institute2013-04-14
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