To leave or not to leave-informal poll

Discussion in 'i3 Research' started by Anonymous, Mar 22, 2012 at 11:47 AM.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I will leave this choatic mess within 30 days-can't wait to put in my notice. Taking a pay cut, but don't care. I just want out and want to have my life back at this point. What about everyone else?
     
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I want to leave and have started looking. All I see going on is they're loading the work on the people who stayed leaving no work life balance and they even took away our PTO. It's disgusting. Everyone I know is miserable.
     
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Everyone I know is looking for another job. I certainly am. The coworkers that I talk with are all miserable, and many of us are having trouble dragging ourselves into the office every morning...
     
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    What does everyone think of the email yesterday about "Bonuses and merit increases"? Will there be merit increases at all? Will there be bonuses only for the top executives, or is this a way to avoid being obligated to send bonuses to those who were employed during all of 2011, but have since been laid off?
     
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    They wouldn't give bonuses to laid off employees. No company does that. They're not obligated to give them to any of us.

    I didn't like the wording of that email because it sounds like they may not even give a basic cost of living increase either.
     
  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I assume we are not getting a cent...

    And their "laser focus on retention" includes laying off two people from the Princeton office this past Friday and one on Monday... Tuesday isn't over yet, so I wonder if we are going to have another week of daily layoffs?
     
  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I'm going to have to start looking. I'm getting totally piled on and with them taking away weeks of vacation time from me they're not getting any extra from me. I can't tell my boss that really so I'll just quit and he can do the work himself.
     
  8. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Yeah-love the "lazer focus" on retention. What have they done? NOTHING. I'm not picking up the slack when everybody leaves.....
     
  9. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Trust me. There are better jobs out there.
     
  10. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I'm done. I have too many projects and zero support from management. I'm being expected to spend every waking moment working to make up for BD and management caving to unrealistic sponsor deadlines. on top of that I lost two weeks of leave under the new policy. This is a load of shit. If any pharma companies are reading this, we get your work done at our expense and there's a reason project teams keep changing.
     
  11. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Upper management must be sweating... they are doubling the referral bonus for those who refer CRAs and biostatisticians who get hired (as if any of us would recommend that our friends work there)... and today they announced that effective immediately, we are all getting an additional two floating holidays added to our paid time off.

    Of course, they haven't yet told H.R. whether or not that time off should be recorded as holiday or PTO...

    They are obviously having trouble retaining current employees and attracting new employees... Which is not surprising, considering how they have treated us.

    I'm job-hunting, too!
     
  12. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Sr mgmt is a disaster, no leadership at all. Offices are empty and it's depressing to even show up! Disgusted with leadership team, looking now and can't wait to tell mgmt fuck you!
     
  13. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    It's like a morgue in that place. Anyone and everyone who can.....Get out before they close the doors on the crypt.

    And let Meister enjoy his cemetery. I wonder how he sleeps at night. Although he probably doesn't give one flying crap about all the lives he has ruined. His financial situation is improving. He's no idiot and he knows exactly what he is doing, even though we can't clearly pinpoint what that plan is yet. But he has been doing this for too long, without failure as far as has been widely publicized anyway, to think he and his "team" have made any mistakes in their interesting, yet oddly comical, decisions.
     
  14. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I just read a book called 'The Psychopath Test' by Jon Ronson, in which he (quoting a number of experts) posits that many successful business leaders are actually psychopaths.

    There's a list of characteristics (called the Hare PCL-R Checklist) used by professionals to assess individuals and rate their psychopathology, including:
    - Grandiose sense of self-worth
    - Lack of remorse or guilt
    - Callous/lack of empathy
    - Lack of realistic long-term goals

    Though I don't know Meister personally, I'd certainly be willing to believe that he "doesn't give one flying crap about all the lives he has ruined!" And the idea that by combining Pharmanet, i3, and inVentiv Clinical Services they will create a world-class CRO is patently unrealistic, given how badly they have botched the integration...
     
  15. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    We've now reached the inevitable "dog eat dog" stage, when companies merge, integration fails, senior management has no knowledge or concern about day to day operations, and staff is undervalued, overworked, and continuously set up to fail. Communication within and between departments is nearly nonexistent. It's amazing anything gets done.
     
  16. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    For what it's worth, I was an employee of PharmaNet/i3 (by way of the i3 acquisition) until earlier this year. I was one of the lucky ones; I was laid off. Although I didn't realize it at the time, it was probably one of the best things to have happened to me in my entire professional career. I'm not sure that I would have ever risked the perceived security of simply having a job with and drawing a check from P/i3/inVentiv. But once I was forced out, it didn't take long to see that the grass is definitely greener elsewhere.

    Here's my point: all of you talking about or thinking about leaving, I encourage you to do so ASAP. Don't wait around for someone to do it for you. It might give you somebody to blame, but I look back on what I easily consider to be wasted time over the last year and regret not being more proactive in getting the hell out of there sooner. At my age and with the time I have left professionally, I feel like I forfeited some prime career time with nothing to show for it. And don't just leave to leave; it might suck as much at your next employer as it does now. If you can afford to do so, follow you heart and your passion. Do something that excites you, that makes you look forward to getting up and going to work in the morning. Are we all really that jazzed by data listings, eCRFs, project management BS, enrollment strategies, rater training, stats analysis, and the ever-present likelihood of being anally violated by sponsor reps during weekly team calls? If so, enjoy. If not, pursue happiness; be happy. (And someone better teach McMullen and Meister how to do all of this stuff for what few customers they still have; they'll just about be the only ones left there to do any of it.)

    I suppose I stuck around longer than I should have hoping for a return to glory for what was i3. Great company. Awesome people. In hindsight, a hell of a company compared to what exists today. However, inVentiv chose its management team for the CRO operation, and it is what it is now. In hindsight, it's sad really to think about what was compared to what is. What was i3 is gone, and no one should be confused by the token inclusion of i3 in the "PharmaNet/i3" name and brand. i3 is a memory now. i3 was good - once. Those of us who were there know and will forever share a unique bond of fraternity. Godspeed, specialists. Godspeed.
     
  17. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    i3 had not been good for a number of years before the acquisition. Part of the problem was from above- e.g unrealistic financial targets from Ingenix and from below- Glenn Bilawsky not having vision and failing to expand in to areas so company could attract and partner to take on earlier phase programs. So issues with pharmanet acquisition are not surprising.
     
  18. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    The Merge.....Focus on the people? or focus on the dollar and get rid of people....Pharmanet meet I3, then bring Kforce CRO to the mix, who has no market value = huge dysfunction....buyer beware..............
    RUN, Do Not look back.......expect lay offs very soon, this is what will happen........they will promise the world to save a client, at the expense of the people, project ends, you are gone.....Sr. Management can't agree on anything. No ethics, No honesty, No Values.....lip service on every call......... Here comes the FDA and let's check back in January 2013, lets watch the story unfold....They keep blending failing companies who are in trouble, to become known as the worst CRO.....with the turnover and little tenure they can't continue to have quality work...it will catch up soon....one week left for me, get out while you can. Poll Answer. (leave)
     
  19. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Dalvir said that people should email upper managment with questions and concerns but whose going to do that. He said to go to our managers but our managers are part of the problem and if we go send him an email our managers will know it came from us. maybe he reads this board so the first thing im going to say is that all departments need to be doing things the same way and everyone needs to respect timelines. people need to answer emails and show up to meetings
     
  20. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    This company is already in the process of imploding. It's really just a matter of a few months. Leadership sucks and can only see things at the 50k level which is important, but not realistic if you don't understand that the majority of your resources are actively seeking employment elsewhere. I wonder how many more talented people have to walk out the doors before someone figures out there is a problem? Hopefully, i am next in line for the door.
     

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