Chiltern International

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Chiltern International Reviews

Updated 19 November, 2014
Updated 19 November, 2014
34 Reviews
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34 Reviews
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  1.  

    Extensive travel with no concern for work/life balance. 20 years experience and never traveled more than there.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Johnson City, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Johnson City, TN (US)

    I worked at Chiltern International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Great peers willing to help whenever needed.
    -Ability to work from home when not traveling (see cons)

    Cons

    -Extensive Travel that is not regionalized
    -No work/life balance
    -Failure of HR to assist in concerns
    -Extremely overpriced medical care when additional costs are added in. The family deductible was over $5000 starting -in July and again in January. Yes, $10,500 a year in required deductible costs.
    -While there are some solid managers, they must live in concern for their jobs. So while they empathize with your situation, they honestly can't do much for you.
    -Expansion of company is happening so fast they just can't keep up. Concern is about becoming the Quintiles of the world instead of staying in the niche they were best at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -To lower management, move on if possible. I see the red flags popping up and you don't want to get caught in a hail storm.
    -To upper management, instead of the constant looking ahead at the great and grand future of a huge company, see that what you have behind you are good, dedicated people that have been there for years dedicated to you, but losing patience. Expansion means nothing without the dedication of the staff you had. Its already happening as I have heard directly of one company coming in to clean up your mess.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Can't trust anymore, recently fired as a result of so called OCKHAM merger or acqusition. No ethical values left.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnson City, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnson City, TN (US)

    I worked at Chiltern International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good health care plan and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Polarization has started in the work environment which is not a good sign. Good work is not fairly appreciated and compensated. Management misinformed about the cost synergy. It(cost synergy) is misused or misled by few.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the trust on the employees. They can be good assests. Don't look the outside. Company has already got good talent. What is thee point if the outside hired is less competent? Be transparent in decision making.Think about the well being of company rather than personal opinion or choice. Avoid favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Best place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Chiltern International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Chiltern is a very supportive company. Although is it ever expanding, it has maintained a lot of the earlier 'family company' qualities. There is a huge amount of management support, but without being micro-managing. There is a great work life balance.

    Cons

    Financial systems are poor, but will hopefully improve

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great "family" environment, needs to find its niche

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chiltern International

    Pros

    - Despite growth, still feels like a family
    - Management genuinely cares about you
    - Experienced management, and a lot of folks have been there forever
    - Lots of experience at every level of the company

    Cons

    - Needs to figure out what it specializes in.... the sale used to be about European regulatory, but that is passe now. Purchase of Ockham should help
    - Slightly below-average health bennies (EXPENSIVE)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    gOOD

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    I worked at Chiltern International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People and enviroment.Organization and management

    Cons

    Salaries.No many benefits as other pharmaceutical companies have

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Chiltern International full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to progress; managers listen and take care of each individual; easy access to senior management team

    Cons

    at times may feel a little under resourced but active recruitment ongoing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you are doing, including keeping your door always open

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chiltern International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly, caring and professional co-workers.

    Cons

    Growing pains, resourcing issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company/personal feel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Team Leader
    Current Employee - Clinical Team Leader

    I have been working at Chiltern International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very supportive to personal growth and work/life balance

    Cons

    Inadequate resourcing to assigned project

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)

    I have been working at Chiltern International as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Disposition of the staff to help others, very well organized, staff is excellent regarding been friendly and welcoming new people.-

    Cons

    Needs to have more projects in Dominican Republic due to it has short term IRB response for study approval, has a lot of projects going on and perfect to compete with others to have CRAs.-

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to work for- friendly atmosphere, company offers great life and work balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internal Recruiter in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Internal Recruiter in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Chiltern International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - friendly people
    - friendly work environment
    - easy approachable management
    - good home based policy
    - flexible working hours
    - career progression
    - good benefits

    Cons

    no "cons" at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Keep open-minded
    - Keep approachable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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