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Clinigen Group Reviews

Updated 17 February 2019
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Culture changing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast moving, growing quickly, lots of opportunities. New management seem far more interested in getting right support in place.

    Cons

    Fast moving! If you don’t like change, don’t work here. Lot of acquisitions causes uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pharma competence of the business.

    Clinigen Group Response

    4 Mar 2019 – Resourcing Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We appreciate your input and are happy to hear you’re enjoying your experience at Clinigen. If you have any further feedback to share please email... More


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Greater focus on building trust needed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clinigen Group full-time

    Pros

    Great breakfasts ,
    Fabulous team from South Africa and Australia

    Cons

    CEO not people person and struggles to enthuse people below him . Climate of lack of trust and fear of mistakes amplified by very close relationship between ceo and hr . Loss of sensibly cautious CFO in contrast to CEO’s Marketing background significant . Odd replacement with financial analyst.
    Recent expensive acquisitions ( bar proleukin) have been perplexing and don’t seem to have added value to share price . Growth for growth sake?

    Advice to Management

    Trust people, earn respect and get best from people . Reorganise HR and get experienced/ respected global leader

    Clinigen Group Response

    4 Mar 2019 – Resourcing Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are sorry to hear that your experience at Clinigen hasn’t been entirely positive. We are committed to addressing the issues you have... More

  3. Helpful (3)

    "OK company to work for but requires improvement"

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    Current Employee - Various
    Current Employee - Various
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good package and some nice people. There’s also working flexibility, demanding on the department you’re in.

    Cons

    Micro management
    Some really bad people in mid-level and senior positions
    Tensions between sites

    Advice to Management

    Start working on the culture - there’s none.

    Clinigen Group Response

    4 Mar 2019 – Resourcing Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are sorry to hear that your experience at Clinigen hasn’t been entirely positive. We are committed to addressing the issues you have... More


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to make a difference"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Clinigen Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, nice offices, good perks, generous bonuses and training provided.
    Company has grown very quickly and created lots of opportunities for people who want to make a real difference. It’s hard work but rewarding. So much better than being bored and going nowhere!
    There has been lots of change, it’s not for everyone, but was needed. New management team are good and new things are being introduced to make improvements.
    Negative reviews here do not reflect my experience. It’s a good company to work for, best place I’ve worked.

    Cons

    Yes It is hard work and lots of change but that’s also a good thing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going with the improvements being made and keep listening to people. Hopefully they will share on here!

    Clinigen Group Response

    4 Mar 2019 – Resourcing Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We appreciate your input and are happy to hear you’re enjoying your experience at Clinigen. If you have any further feedback to share please email... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Ethical and moral area of the pharmaceutical industry and many integration opportunities to be involved in.

    Free lunch, free long term incentive shares, bonus opportunities and share save scheme.

    Cons

    Rapid business growth needs rapid response internally, organisation of resource as an example.

    Clinigen Group Response

    4 Mar 2019 – Resourcing Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We appreciate your input and are happy to hear you’re enjoying your experience at Clinigen. If you have any further feedback to share please email... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fast moving and exciting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weybridge, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weybridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Improvements being made and company making effort to support employee progression. Culture only as good as the people in it, and we have great people and approachable management.

    Cons

    The pay could be better

    Clinigen Group Response

    4 Mar 2019 – Resourcing Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We appreciate your input and are happy to hear you’re enjoying your experience at Clinigen. If you have any further feedback to share please email... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Exciting and generous!"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Burton upon Trent, England
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Burton upon Trent, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues
    Helping patients in need
    Good salary
    Full hour lunch with free food
    Relaxed environment

    Cons

    Occasionally a high work load

    Clinigen Group Response

    4 Mar 2019 – Resourcing Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We appreciate your input and are happy to hear you’re enjoying your experience at Clinigen. If you have any further feedback to share please email... More

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good company but low salaries"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Clinigen Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent team, prestigious industry, free food...

    Cons

    Need to use 5 words, but there's only one con for me, low salary.

    Clinigen Group Response

    4 Mar 2019 – Resourcing Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We appreciate your input and are happy to hear you’re enjoying your experience at Clinigen. If you have any further feedback to share please email... More


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Sort it out before it's too late"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Clinigen Group full-time

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment and growing business with untapped potential, opportunities to learn new things and get involved in innovative projects
    Dedicated colleagues at an operational level
    Modern offices and facilities
    Free food/drinks, cashback and discounts, bonus and long-term incentive plans, however these perks and benefits have been significantly reduced over time, and more cuts are now expected

    Cons

    Poor communication between sites and within teams
    Shockingly high staff turnover rate due to poor pay, very limited personal development opportunities, constant restructuring and redundancies
    Competent staff who understand the business leaving in droves and being replaced with staff struggling to cope with the fast-paced nature and complexity of the business
    Shambolic and inadequate HR department doing nothing to tackle low staff morale and retention rates
    Insufficient training given to new starters as existing staff are too busy dealing with unsustainable workload levels

    As a result of the above, the business is now struggling to grow organically and has to rely on acquisitions, cost-cutting measures and asset stripping to meet targets and expectations  - current growth rates may look good and please investors in the short-term but it's an unsustainable strategy and business model in the long-term

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your bubble, spend time with and listen to your staff, particularly those at an operational level who understand the challenges the business faces.

    Value your most dedicated, hardworking and competent employees, help them trive and reward them with performance-linked salary increases and career progression opportunities.

    Communicate better with your staff, particularly during periods of change, and stop ignoring employee feedback.

    Prioritise staff retention, customer service, internal communication and IT infrastructure - The business will eventually stop growing if you don't get the basics right before it's too late.

    Clinigen Group Response

    4 Mar 2019 – Resourcing Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are sorry to hear that your experience at Clinigen hasn’t been entirely positive. We are committed to addressing the issues you have... More


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Cut-throat Clinigen"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weybridge, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weybridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Free cereal, chocolate and fruit provided at Weybridge office
    - Byfleet warehouse is fantastic (facilities and personnel)
    - Plenty of dedicated and friendly employees at an operational-level

    Cons

    - A culture of un-reprimanded bullying, particularly by one senior manager (but others follow that example), high turnover of staff due to conflicts
    - Frequent “re-structures” used to force out employees by making their work environment intolerable, or through redundancies.
    - Recruitment of new employees is sometimes difficult due to poor reputation of the company
    - Limited development opportunities in many departments
    - Management have no genuine commitment to compliance activities, or implementation of robust processes. Cowboy-style corner-cutting behaviours are rewarded.
    - Poor integration of businesses acquired into the Clinigen Group.
    - IT support is outsourced and ineffective.
    - Excessive policing by HR of bottom-of-the-barrel matters. For example, occasional mobile phone usage is reported to line managers, meanwhile recurring complaints regarding bullying behaviour by specific individuals are not investigated.

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider your priorities and listen to your staff. Create a culture that permits speaking up to promote positive change (rather than using it against staff). Stamp out the childish and petty behaviour within management.

    Clinigen Group Response

    4 Mar 2019 – Resourcing Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are sorry to hear that your experience at Clinigen hasn’t been entirely positive. We are committed to addressing the issues you have... More