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Syneos Health Reviews

Updated Aug 22, 2019

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Syneos Health  CEO Alistair Macdonald
Alistair Macdonald
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  • "Former employee of Inventiv Health that was merged with INC Research to become Syneos Health(in 16 reviews)

  • "Work-Life balance is difficult in the ever changing organization(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Closed down"

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    Former Employee - MRA in Toronto, ON
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Syneos Health part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It was a nice place to start one's career with a good environment and work culture

    Cons

    The location closed down due to lack of work.

    Syneos Health 2019-07-23
  2. "Great Team in the Clinic"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Nurse 

    I have been working at Syneos Health full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment among the RN's and MRA's.

    Cons

    Parking at this downtown location.

    Syneos Health 2019-06-10
  3. Helpful (2)

    "INC was great"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Syneos Health full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    Since merge future was uncertain

    Syneos Health 2019-06-24
  4. Helpful (6)

    "Terribly managed company!"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Syneos Health part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - great staff who genuinely get along and work together in an impressionable way.

    Cons

    - after the merger, the company manipulated the employees into thinking that they were planning on making Syneos Toronto a stronger footing for the company. Low and behold, a year later they close down their headquarters. Not to mention, 6 months of that time there were no studies being held at the location. Absolutely horrendous and unethical leadership. In fact, the made the research associates at the Toronto...

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    Advice to Management

    Management at a research level was great. The company itself is absolutely appalling.

    Syneos Health 2019-06-13
  5. "Good company, bad management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Syneos Health part-time

    Pros

    Good work environment Good industry exposure

    Cons

    Horrible management No opportunity to grow, they want you to stay in the same position Pay too low

    Syneos Health 2019-04-29
  6. "Medical laboratory Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Syneos Health full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers Great place to learn about clinical trial

    Cons

    sometimes is too slow seasonal work

    Syneos Health 2019-03-27
  7. Helpful (7)

    "chaotic and dishonest CRO"

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    Current Employee - Senior CRA 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Syneos Health full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    you get a nice back pack at Onboarding

    Cons

    -they say they give you regional travel and then make you travel across country -the bonus for CRAs is impossible to get. Due to how they do business, it is hard for you to make 8 days on site unless they give you 6 protocols -travel time is not accounting in your metrics -the metrics for site assignment is arbitrary. There is no formal calculation based on the complexity of the protocol, travel, site enrollment and...

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    Advice to Management

    Managers and employees need to be held accountable and do their job. Performance feedback system should be in place so employees can escalate issues. The structure of no Line Manager for the CRAs and having LCRAs who are managing projects also manage the CRAs does not work. Hire more competent staff.

    Syneos Health 2019-03-23
  8. "Part time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Syneos Health

    Pros

    Very great place to work. People are very friendly and helpful

    Cons

    When not busy you get less hours

    Syneos Health 2018-08-24
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Previously a great place to work"

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

    I worked at Syneos Health for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers Opportunities for special projects and a variety of clients/indications Great leadership for the most part

    Cons

    Legacy inVentiv was an excellent place to work, but since merging with INC, Syneos is no longer a great place to work. Their main focus is metrics and $$ now, which is understandable in the business world, but employee engagement does not seem to matter in the slightest. In my department, there became too much work and not enough resources. The merger was not handled well. Leadership focused solely on the placement of...

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    Advice to Management

    Promote more people before you have a real mess on your hands! Don’t dangle promotions, follow through or don’t raise it in the first place! Improve systems (access) and training to maintain quality.

    Syneos Health 2018-08-29
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Uncertain future"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Syneos Health full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Currently, one of the top CROs.

    Cons

    Culture is not collaborative and workflow is not well organized.

    Syneos Health 2018-07-26
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