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Worldwide Clinical Trials Reviews

Updated 5 December 2018
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Worldwide Clinical Trials Chief Executive Officer Neal R. Cutler, M.D.
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  1. "Business Development"

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

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time

    Pros

    Very passionate executive team who want us to succeed! We truly do deliver for our clients, makes business development easier.

    Cons

    Typical growing pains of any growing organization

    Advice to Management

    Our focus has improved, but need to continue to stay focused!


  2. "Directionless small CRO with poor leadership"

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    Current Employee - Leadership in London, England
    Current Employee - Leadership in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    One or two decent employees keeping the company afloat.

    Cons

    Senior management lack professionalism have no concept of leadership or how to run a CRO.

    There is a culture of back stabbing and childish behaviour from C-suite down. A toxic place to work.

    Advice to Management

    The uncommon tag is ridiculous and is perceived as the unpopular CRO by customers.

    Treat employees with respect and lose the senior management who contribute nothing but noise.

  3. "Regulatory Affairs Team"

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    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - friendly
    - helpful
    - never left feeling alone
    - hard working team
    - great management
    - great training and support
    - always learn new things within the team
    - overall great team to be part of

    Cons

    - team is not appreciated by the wider company and senior management
    - too many administrative tools to complete, therefore cant focus on actual regulatory work
    - not enough work - life balance due to the pressure from internal teams and sometimes clients.

    Advice to Management

    - Acknowledge and appreciate the Regulatory Affairs team. Without their hard work studies could not progress during start-up period.
    - Provide motivation to the team (whether it be team building activities or something else)


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Professionally stifling environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home.
    Salary was reasonably competitive.
    There was a bonus scheme in place, which is a step up from many companies, although it was fairly mediocre (typically 2-4%).

    Cons

    Incredibly tedious, badly implemented and inefficient processes for documents. Most processes and systems were developed purely for the purpose of audit defence, and no consideration was made for efficiency, causing even a basic project to have huge overheads.
    Very strange culture with corporate messaging which came across as very false.
    The business is owned by venture capitalists and is increasing its value before sale, decisions were clearly being made to this end and not for the benefit of the company or its employees.
    As the company is very much US-based, especially in the top level management, you're unlikely to progress into a high level position if you are in another country.

    Advice to Management

    Cut down on the corporate speak and be more honest with your employees.
    Investigate and tackle wasteful processes to increase project delivery speeds.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "CRA"

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    Former Employee - CRA in London, England
    Former Employee - CRA in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The salary was at a reasonable level

    Cons

    Unsupportive, management want to hear about issues, but don’t act on them
    Evenings and weekends taken over by work, expected to work over paid hours as the norm
    No team feeling
    Negative experience

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Central Record Associate"

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    Former Employee - Record Management Compliance Associate in Nottingham, England
    Former Employee - Record Management Compliance Associate in Nottingham, England
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I can not say anything positive

    Cons

    Inexperienced staff and many documents with poor quality

    Advice to Management

    To pay attention to staff education


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Positive learning environment and great people!"

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    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexible working arrangements (home-based, partially office based possible);
    well defined roles and responsibilities in start-up which makes this hectic phase and cooperation between different functions somewhat easier;
    great learning environment - in-house regulatory intelligence is well-organized, 'hot-topics' discussed at the departmental meetings, people instantly share with the rest of the team any updates or knowledge they acquired on their projects;
    cooperation in the team is valued more then individual achievements (culture of team work and openness)
    low turnover in regulatory team (many people working 5 years or more) ;
    individual approach to each employee - workload, development needs reviewed regularly by managers during 121s; complexity of assignments corresponds to the level of experience (support given where needed);
    You are always listened to - regardless of your position, country, number of years with the company. People are encourage to give their feedback on the processes, share concerns or put forward their own ideas
    It is your competition that matters not how old you are, or in what country you are based (not the case in some other, more US oriented companies)

    Cons

    part time usually not accepted
    there could be more external training

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Regulatory Affairs Manager"

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time

    Pros

    working from home, flexible working bours

    Cons

    lack of professionalism, bullying by senior management, high workload and high turn over

    Advice to Management

    I worked in the London office and I had the most terrible experience of my life. Regulatory affairs directors were all home based and with no support and training, meeting thr expectation was impossible. WCT accepts projects without having the satff and resources. I was close to mental break down. Lack of professionalism in regulatory affairs was significant.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Challenging"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly staff Locally
    Flexible hours
    Free refreshments at some sites

    Cons

    Some areas have a total lack of effective line management
    Lack of cohesive management
    Strategy is only known to a few
    US centric - If the US doesn't like it or doesn't want it doesn't happen


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Almost there"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Data Manager in Nottingham, England
    Former Employee - Clinical Data Manager in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    In-house development for junior members is good, time on job allows for a lot of useful experience and exposure to different therapeutic areas. Compared to other companies I've worked for, study processes are clearly defined - if difficult to track cross departmentally. Working environment is conducive if a little strained (fishbowl) in the new office. Senior management (apart one from particular individual) were professional, communicative and supportive in and outside of work.

    Cons

    High staff turnover - largely due to both a young average employee age - and the lack of official development opportunities. Working hours could be flexible.

    Advice to Management

    Consider flexi-time - you'll attract a different working demographic who are likely to stay longer in company. Use certified courses / qualifications as a means of motivation or reward e.g. 2 yrs in post - fund Level 1 ACDM exam.