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ICON Reviews

Updated 6 December 2018
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  1. "Clinical database programmer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at ICON full-time

    Pros

    Great team to work with
    Great company with good vision

    Cons

    Demanding clients on projects
    Tight timelines
    Compensation can be better


  2. "Generally good company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    - Passionate employees about their work
    - Benefits are decent (i.e. private pension scheme, and private healthcare)
    - Room for development

    Cons

    - Not the most competitive with salaries in the industry
    - No transparency regarding roles and salaries

    Advice to Management

    Be more open regarding salaries; it's very off-putting and unfair when you find out you're getting paid a lot less than someone who is doing the same work.

  3. "Drug Safety Associate"

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    Current Employee - Drug Safety Associate in Eastleigh, England
    Current Employee - Drug Safety Associate in Eastleigh, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working (easy to WFH), good work/life balance (normal work hours 99% of the time) and supportive managers. In addition, I find if you perform well and are patient you are given responsibilities (such as project lead).

    Cons

    Only small increases in salary, there does not seem to be much stability in the teams - the team I am working in has had multiple staff moved to various other teams many times this year.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep team changes to a minimum as it is difficult to build a strong working relationship with team members if they are moved to a different team every few months.


  4. "Overall Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ICON full-time

    Pros

    There are good benefits - vacation, health, pension etc.
    The work is Interesting and varied.
    There are flexible working hours/work from home etc.

    Cons

    There are constant reorganizations which are not communicated to staff effectively. There is a lack of investment in people which leads to a lack of employee loyalty to company and can lead to bad morale in certain departments.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more bottom up thinking - employees are more than just a number on the balance sheet and a drain on the budget.


  5. "ICON"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ICON full-time

    Pros

    Great Culture. Supportive and Diverse

    Cons

    Cant think of Cons right now

    Advice to Management

    I cant think of an advise


  6. "Portfolio Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ICON full-time

    Pros

    Excellent training program. Motivated individuals.

    Cons

    Top heaving and needing to know your way around.


  7. "Please avoid"

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

    I worked at ICON full-time

    Pros

    Possibilities of some gaining some good experience only if you are happy to stretch yourself

    Cons

    Highly political and demotivating work culture

  8. "a stepping stone to other jobs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at ICON full-time

    Pros

    interesting clients and projects
    central london office

    Cons

    long hours
    poor culture of expecting you to be at your desk, and feeling judged if leaving before 6:30pm
    Under staffed and over stretched. E.g. on bank holiday weeks, you would still be expected to do your full time hours, just in 4 days. Poor resource management


  9. "Project Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ICON full-time

    Pros

    Working in early phase eTMF in ICON . it is a good company to work for balance the work life and personal life.

    Cons

    The package is really very less for the freshers specially.

    Advice to Management

    Please work on year end review.


  10. "Manager's view"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Liverpool, England
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Will to improve and grow.

    Cons

    None at the moment as employed for less then 6 months

    Advice to Management

    React and action faster. Improve communication