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INC Research CRA Reviews

Updated 13 December 2017
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  1. "CRA III"

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    Current Employee - CRA III in Camberley, England
    Current Employee - CRA III in Camberley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at INC Research (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    Can improve with benefit and bonus


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Needs improvement"

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    Former Employee - In House CRA in Camberley, England
    Former Employee - In House CRA in Camberley, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at INC Research full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Gave me an opportunity to start my career in clinical research.

    Cons

    Low salary, too much workload, unpaid overtime and low chances of career progration.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible, listen to their employees and offer solutions when they have too much to handle and offer more opportunities for promotion.


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Full of unskilled people. You feel overworked and helpless. Dirty politics, blame games and sly culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior CRA in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior CRA in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at INC Research full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Good Salary
    -Fast recruitment process
    -False image of being top 5 big CROs in world.

    Cons

    -POOR training

    -POOR knowledge and understanding of Leads/PMs. Who are based in different country than you and have major lack of understanding.

    -Major lack of communication in team. People who have information hide it and don't bother helping.

    -If you are CRA,then they will make you work like dog. They have so called big teams of feasibility specialist, contract specialist, site start up experts, project specialist who just dump their work on you and leave a cunning smiley :-) at the end of their emails.

    -Apparently everyone feels that they are overworked and have no hours to spend on any project. (Then what are you doing exactly if you are telling everyone the same story.)

    -Not good for people who work hard, know their job and take ownership of their work because overall culture is sly and lazy.
    - They say that their tagline is "I own it" but trust me the reality is exactly opposite. Everyone is looking for some excuse to avoid work.

    Advice to Management

    The speeches from the CEO Jamie Mcdonald are very inspiring but the staff is so uninterested,lazy and sly. Is this result of mergers that they have no sense of belonging. Is it growing too fast and turning into a giant mess where no one knows what they are suppose to be doing.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Short review"

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    Current Employee - CRA in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - CRA in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at INC Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Career Opportunities and Senior Management

    Cons

    Not applicable. INC is a very good CRO.

    Advice to Management

    Not applicable


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Sr CRA"

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    Former Employee - Senior CRA in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Senior CRA in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at INC Research (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, pleasant co-workers, regular team communications via phone.

    Cons

    The long hours with extensive travel. Very fast paced. Little in-house support.

    Advice to Management

    Balance the workload among all CRA team members


  7. "Have not improved with company growth"

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    Former Employee - Senior CRA
    Former Employee - Senior CRA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at INC Research full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lot's of interesting projects, pay is decent.

    Cons

    Never enough staff for projects with high turnover. Management is very green with high turnover. Management is very reactive instead of proactive and it becomes an "everyone out for themselves" environment with too many people in charge not knowing what the others are doing. Too wrapped up in meeting unrealistic metrics over quality of work.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more experiences management that know how to work with sponsors and larger corporations. Support your project teams and keep the big picture in mind at all times. This industry is supposed to be about helping the greater good!


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Senior CRA"

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    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Austin, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The BEST CRO to work with.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no cons to working at INC.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  9. "full time employee"

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    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Budapest (Hungary)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good and organised team, experienced management

    Cons

    Complicated and sometimes very last century internal processes. No digital signatures used for example

    Advice to Management

    Invest in digital technology


  10. "Office facility is good, but managers are bad."

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    Current Employee - CRA in Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - CRA in Tokyo (Japan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, flexibility of working hour is good. But, the availabilities are very different between each business units.

    Cons

    Poor management, non-localized procedures and rules. Too hard workload. It is inducing resigning of many CRAs.

    Advice to Management

    Localization is important to succeed.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Senior CRA"

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    Former Employee - Senior CRA in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Senior CRA in Raleigh, NC (US)

    I worked at INC Research full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Had good employee benefits package, fair employee compensation rates and reasonably good work environment.

    Cons

    Lack of adequate supervision of managerial positions holders and inadequate attention to issues/complaints from direct reports.

    Advice to Management

    Should have a better oversight/supervision of supervisors/managers and review/investigate issues/complaints raised by employees concerning their work with open mind.