Quintiles Reviews in Morrisville, NC

Updated 26 September 2014
Updated 26 September 2014
517 Reviews
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Pros
  • I believe them when they say that work/life balance is a priority for them (in 43 reviews)

  • Good interpersonal relations, good working environment, possibility to work from home (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • This does get compensated by the fact that work - life balance is very nice (in 58 reviews)

  • Bangalore office situated in wrong place, there is no work life balance (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very challenging and stressful

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    • 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)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were the best

    Cons

    micro management and too much critiquing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give people space and let them work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Awful Company to work for

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

    I worked at Quintiles as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Workplace, Low pay scale compared to others

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    • 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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    get competitive with pay scale

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    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)

    Pros

    Fantastic co workers - people on the ground are great

    Cons

    highly, highly, highly political environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    support your teams - clean up your process

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    • 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)

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits but managers have micromanaging tendencies

    Cons

    Some departments are controlled by micromanagers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of managers that micromanage employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Don't believe "contract to hire"

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

    I worked at Quintiles as a contractor (less than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Generally a good place to work

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    • 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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place if you are a permanent employee

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Collaborative, Technology Oriented Environment

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent & motivating place to work

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

    I have been working at Quintiles full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Leading edge analytics
    Leader in the CRO industry
    Worldwide company with job location flexibility
    Excellent people and technical practices

    Cons

    Intense work & hectic pace due to market growth and acquisitions
    Work Life Balance is a challenge sometimes but its mitigated by flexible working hours and work from home conveniences with approval from your manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate more budgetary accountability

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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