PM (Former Employee) – Main Office – 24 October 2017
Main focus is not for their client's best interests, but mostly for their survival as a company, and ego's of those 'chosen' to be important (mostly those in house). Employees are not managed with respect or dignity, and this comes from the top down. Hours are long, limited support for attaining client expectations (yet punitive repercussions if client expectations not met), and less than optimized work place procedures and training.
Overall Clinipace is a good place to work. Some management is unprofessional and not mature for their roles, but generally the people and culture on a day-to-day basis is manageable and inviting. CEO is awesome and very involved! Cares a lot about his employees.
*Pros* Nice location. Free sodas. Coworkers are willing to help. Flexible schedule. Unlimited sick days. Full vesting in retirement plans in three years.
*Cons* The healthcare coverage is lacking compared to other places I have worked. A recent, rather concerning amount of attrition (losing at least 1 employee almost every week) causes excessive workloads for those who remain. They do not seem to value their employees. The culture is very much “sink or swim”.
*Advice to Management* Formal training should be provided for all entry-level employees and those new to management positions.
Proposal Manager (Former Employee) – California – 2 March 2017
After only 2 short phone interviews and no real questions asked of me, I was offered a job as a Proposal Manager. It seemed that they needed to fill this position quickly as this group was very busy. Once I started, the role was mostly a Budget Analyst and RFI research job, not a proposal manager, which to me meant writing proposals. Given I had alot of experience writing proposals in various industries, this seemed straightforward. I did not have any experience creating clinical trial budgets (very high level and complex) from scratch. I let them know that and they said training and "shadowing" would be provided, but it was not. I was thrown in to create multi-million dollar budgets for very complex trials with no training. Needless to say this was very stressful. I don't feel they represented this position well and asked me enough about my background for this to be a good fit.
Home based, provided all necessary equipment
Actual job duties not defined accurately, job title misleading, no formal training offered
Sr. Clinical Research Associate (Current Employee) – North Carolina – 17 August 2015
Good company to work for, great work life balance. Learned more about monitoring, gained some great experience. Extensive experience in all phases of clinical studies as well as the different types of visits including Pre-study, Initiation, Monitoring and Close-out Visits.
Internal Clinical Research Associate (Current Employee) – Morrisville, NC – 3 February 2015
This place is a good company for entry level job and work your way up the corporate ladder of CRO. The typical day of work is collecting and reviewing regulatory documents from study sites. Management is very supportive. Best part of job is that it is regional/homebase.
Senior IT Technical Support Specialist (Former Employee) – India – 29 October 2014
An accomplished professional with over eight years of experience in System Administration, Technical Support and Quality Analysis, currently seeking challenging roles in design, support and implementing network projects.
CRO (Current Employee) – Morrisville, NC – 3 October 2014
The team I work with is great...very supportive, fun and knowledgable. Co-workers are responsive and appreciate your time and effort. The compnay is growing and many times that means the opportunity to have global colleagues.
Human Resources Specialist (Current Employee) – Morrisville, NC – 3 October 2014
Clinipace is awesome! I work in the headquarters office and have been so impressed with the attitude, flexibility and family like culture Clinipace provides. It is a professional organization, but at the same time everyone is very laid back. The company has grown tremendously since I’ve been here (since Jan/2014) and will only continue to grow – it’s been amazing to watch. Everyone is motivated and wants to see the company succeed. I truly love my job and the people I work with.
Growing mid-size company with lots of growth potential in your field
Legal Intern - Corporate Counsel Group (Former Employee) – Morrisville, NC – 25 September 2014
As a legal intern, I was exposed to a wide variety of projects. Most of the day is spent redlining documents in contract negotiations with sponsors, principal investigators, and site institutions. There are also several conference calls with project managers and sponsors to follow-up on project status reports.
A fellow attorney and I also successfully drafted a Letter of Intent to acquire another CRO operating in Germany with a quick 24-hour turn around. Although the work can be somewhat repetitive, there is hardly any down time from start to finish.