Chiltern International

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Chiltern International Reviews

Updated 6 March 2014
Updated 6 March 2014
30 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England

    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
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internal Recruiter  in  Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Internal Recruiter in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England

    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
  3.  

    Great people, fun and professional environment, flexible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
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  5.  

    Really friendly and open approach to working together

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Director in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England

    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
  6.  

    Excellent company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England

    Pros

    Welcoming, forward thinking and innovative. A collective of like minded people that have a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Systems and processes need to be refined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

    Cons

    Nothing significant that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep "engaged" with the staff as you have been over the years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England

    Pros

    Flexible working options available
    Friendly environment
    Management are approachable and seen around the building
    Work hard and you will be rewarded, maybe not always financially but by earning trust and the opportunity to take on more responsibility.

    Cons

    Longer working hours than some companies - 40 hour week
    No private healthcare benefit as standard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Really good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England

    Pros

    Nice office atmosphere, good facilities.
    Friendly environment and approachable management
    Great opportunities for progression
    Open to flexible working options
    Nice to work in a global company, but to not so large that it feels impersonal
    Flexible and forward thinking
    Good employee benefits

    Cons

    None. I have been here 5 years and have no plans to move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay approachable and ensure staff continue to feel valued. This is what makes it a great place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Chiltern Not the company it was

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If you are in management you don't have to do much work

    Cons

    No inter-departmental or global communication.
    Each country office is managed differently.
    No transparency.
    Poor career opportunities if you are not prepared to stay at Chiltern for life.
    The investment company that owns Chiltern is not looking at employees futures, just profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more work and inform your employees
    Listen to employees before you make decisions about things you don't work with.
    You title does NOT mean you know what you are doing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    My time at Chiltern has been fun and full of learning experiences.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrator  in  Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Administrator in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England

    Pros

    International outlook, great learning opportunities, a friendly environment where you're a name not a number, opportunities to work flexibly, dress down Fridays, fresh fruit provided for all staff daily free of charge. If you show initiative you will be given the opportunity to take on more.

    Cons

    break out/communal lunch area is quite small

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep approachable and keep up with the all hands meetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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