INC Research Reviews

Updated 11 Nov 2019

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INC Research Chief Executive Officer Alistair Macdonald
Alistair Macdonald
83 Ratings
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  1. "Sales"

    4.0
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    Sales Manager in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at INC Research for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Collaboration Teamwork Culture Facilities Technology

    Cons

    Workload Career Time Distance Salary Balance

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Clinical Team Leader"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Clinical Team Leader in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at INC Research full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Flexibility to work from home.

    Cons

    Too frequent changes hampering stability. Inexperienced managers driving metrics. Recent expansion resulted shortsightedness resulting loss of talent. Micro-management is new chapter after recent acquisition.

  3. "Sr CRA"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at INC Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    friendly, very positive, very professional

    Cons

    line management, salary, benefits package

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Overall good company, however luck of training for junior employees and hiring inexperienced managers can cause problems"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Clinical Team Leader in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at INC Research full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Growing company and expanding regional presence which means no shortage of projects. Flexible working arrangements

    Cons

    Too many self paced training for inexperienced and junior employees, adding to this hiring inexperienced managers which is common especially in regional offices. As result high turn over at associate level

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Typical CRO"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Central Monitoring Associate in Camberley, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at INC Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A good place to start out, before moving to more auspicious lands. I would recommend staying about a year, in order to to gain some CV clout.

    Cons

    As all CROs, if you are good at your job, they will use you until they run you into the ground. If you say no you are uncooperative, if you say yes they will keep giving you more and more work. Once they have given you too much, if you slip up even only once, that will become an excuse for not letting you progress. Very murky promotion system, managers' pets are much more likely to get promoted. Absolutely no chance to develop and grow.

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  6. "Great"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at INC Research full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work for great balance work home life

    Cons

    None to put so three

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  7. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at INC Research full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary and benefits were great. I felt supported by upper management and my piers.

    Cons

    Training was not-so-great. Not a lot of room for promotions in my department.

  8. "Good workplace"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at INC Research full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Give opportunities for growth and understand the work life balance

    Cons

    Old employees have a lobby and make it difficult for the new ones

  9. "Good experience but few shifts"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Quality Control Associate 

    I worked at INC Research part-time

    Pros

    Good place to gain experience in CRO industry.

    Cons

    Shifts are not steady and regular.

  10. "Not bad"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at INC Research full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and I don’t find other advantage.

    Cons

    Not easy to progress. Very chaotic management. In constant changes and reorganization.

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