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Worldwide Clinical Trials Reviews

Updated 5 Nov 2019

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3.7
71%
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Worldwide Clinical Trials CEO Neal R. Cutler, M.D.
Neal R. Cutler, M.D.
57 Ratings
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  • "not enough work - life balance due to the pressure from internal teams and sometimes clients(in 9 reviews)

  • "team is not appreciated by the wider company and senior management(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Workplace"

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    Current Employee - CRA II in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -the Managers are very supportive -Everyone attempts to understand your situation -project managers enforce realistic timelines for completion of tasks - Great working systems -Fair Timelines

    Cons

    -Broaden your work skills set -Engage in different therapeutic areas

    Advice to Management

    -Encourage Face to Face meetings at a Mid or End of Year Review

    Worldwide Clinical Trials2019-08-08
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Team lead, tmf operations"

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    Former Employee - Team Lead in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible working Salary not bad Good HR Team

    Cons

    Department management lack of support towards dealing with difficult staff. Example staff member continuous poor performance, embarrassment for the department when dealing with project teams/client. Even been offered to be retrained but still poor performance. Company does not sack people and rather they leave on there own accord. Nepotism

    Advice to Management

    Retrain good staff by getting rid of staff that continually give poor performance. Do not hire partners of current staff in the same department especially when it's a team of three or four in one office. Especially staff that have below requirements of what is expected for entry level role. Low intelligence, arrogant!

    Worldwide Clinical Trials2019-10-06
  3. "Good in parts"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time

    Pros

    Senior management a bit clueless. We just replaced Skype which meant we needed an email every day counting down to it which was childish and embarrassing. Salary is low and bonus... well, I don't think it's a stretch to call it insulting.

    Cons

    I work with some good people, and there are a few out there who work far harder than they should have to to deliver for our customers.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your team, and run Worldwide as a business and not a vanity project.

    Worldwide Clinical Trials2019-08-26
  4. Helpful (1)

    "no work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time

    Pros

    nothing good to say at all

    Cons

    under resourced, no support, toxic environment, US heavy management

    Advice to Management

    stop being greedy and continuing to bid for new studies but not even have the resource for current studies

    Worldwide Clinical Trials2019-08-17
  5. "Lovely people, terrible work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Business Development 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lovely people, and great team attitude.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Constantly too much work and not enough people to do it.

    Worldwide Clinical Trials2019-01-11
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Directionless small CRO with poor leadership"

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

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time for 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.

    Worldwide Clinical Trials2018-11-20
  7. "Business Development"

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    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!

    Worldwide Clinical Trials2018-10-02
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Regulatory Affairs Team"

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

    I have been working at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time for 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)

    Worldwide Clinical Trials2018-10-09
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Professionally stifling environment"

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

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time for 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.

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    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.

    Worldwide Clinical Trials2018-07-03
  10. Helpful (2)

    "CRA"

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

    I worked at Worldwide Clinical Trials full-time for 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

    Worldwide Clinical Trials2018-06-21
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