I found it a very interesting experience setting up the new Travel deaprtment within the existing Stirling Office. Getting a better understanding of the Industry and working closely with colleagues solve problems that arose along the way.
Regulatory (Former Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – January 23, 2016
Upper management only want "yes men" and if you have ideas of your own you are punished or even fired with no explanation whatsoever. HR is completely useless. Nepotism is rampant, especially in upper management. Hostile work environment within Clinical Operations.
Extremely dysfunctional management, no HR support, nepotism
Clinical Research Associate (Former Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – December 29, 2014
The training program was a very comprehensive program which allows for you to learn about the company and the role as a CRA; however, the management is not devoted to help you learn but to only get the best results with as little interaction as possible. They say they refuse to micro manage, but while there is an employee training there needs to be some level of involvement. They do not take on responsibility for poor management skills but punish employees instead.
nice office, good perks, and great fellow employees
job instability, poor training techniques, lack of manager involvement
Director brought friends and family to be upper management. They took long lunches and barely worked. When hr was brought in they terminated all employees who said anything bad about the management. One director had many heated arguments with employees and all the employees were let go.
free lunch on site gym
hostile working environment, job insecurity, cares more about money than doing things correctly, poor treatment of employees
Upper management is cult-like and does not promote internal advancement. You basically do what they tell you. Difficult to advance. All processes and software are internally developed so if/when you leave, you have obtained no skills that are attractive to employers. They do not provide severance and require a 30-day notice when leaving.
Management does not follow company SOPs, horrible job!
Regulatory (Former Employee) – Cincinnati – August 12, 2014
I would never recommend working here- unless you work in HR or IT. Interviews are misleading in that you are told that you will be busy and there are different management styles in the team. What they don't say is that you will work beneath at least five different managers- including your direct supervisor. This would be OK if each at least conformed to the SOPs set forth by the company. People do not socialize unless in the select cliques, which are primarily rooted in nepotism.
Forget filing a formal complaint to HR- unless you want a wrongful termination.
Save yourself the misery and mental health concerns. Go to another CRO.
free lunch, pretty building
poor management, no advancement, cliques, nepotism, useless hr, hazing of new employees
Management is very poor in the Clinical Operations department and it seems that this is common knowledge, but is not acted upon. I would never recommend someone to work in this department. The rest of the company seems fine, it's very clean, new, and the technology is all operable.
free lunch, new building
short lunch, poor management, negative office environment