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Terrible Company
Please stay away from this organization. This organization is filled with back biting people and people in key leadership positions at the country level, department head level and executive leadership level all take part in this sick culture to pursue their own agendas. It is a very toxic working environment where anyone that is perceived as an intellectual who is trying to do right by the company and has innovative ideas, will be shot down because of their own job insecurity perceived. The workplace is very intimidating and if anyone gives suggestions/questions a person in a leadership person, even though the suggestion is correct and is supported by evidence the local HR, Country Manager, Department Head and Executive Leadership will perceive it as a threat and will back stab you at any chance they get. Harassment is rampant at all levels and if a complaint is raised against a senior person, it will be swept under the rug without a second thought being given by HR and HR will rather blame you in return so as to set an example of such a complaint not being raised again. HR initiates trainings such as POSH but when the inherent culture in the company is of deceit and harassment this is all just a façade. I would recommend that you stay away from this organization, they will lure you in with good salary but your work life balance will take a nosedive and the intimidating working environment is just not worth it. Better to hone your skills elsewhere.
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Salary
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Long Working Hours with No Overtime, Toxic Working Environment, Intimidating Atmoshpere
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Good Work Experience
It was very good experience to work with Pharm Olam International at Bangalore. Collabarative Colleagues and helpful management. I would love to recommend this company to others.
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Working Environment is Bad
The Working environment is not conducive for productive work and career growth to take place. There is no work-life balance, and no appreciation for your work either. The inherent company culture is of deceit and from the badgering managers to harassing HR, it is a complete hostile working environment that feeds of negativity. Department Heads do not recognize your work unless you butter them up, Country Heads and HR Head are a cesspool of politics and blame games against employees, and the overall company culture is detrimental to an employee's well being. Stay away, far away from this company. Focus on your own career growth and skills, as you will not get it in this company.
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CRA Prague
Terrible experience.Terrible manager.Terrible everything.Only lies
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Ok environment to work
Pharm- Olam International is an ok environment to work even though there is no chance of advancement to improve one's career. Typical day of work is about 8-10 hours and management is always on contact with employees.
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Challenging workplace
Company is very focused around meeting challenging objectives and deliverables. As a result little time given to personal development and career progression.
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small contract research organisation
small to medium size global company with friendly culture and growth opportunities. the emphasis on supporting the employees makes it a place worth working at.
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Stay away
Unless you are one of the chosen in this company stay away. The minute you start to think for yourself and it is different from the thoughts of the executive team then watch out. The work environment becomes very hostile there is no job security and watch your back. The company is extremely top heavy and don't trust anyone.
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none
Cons
hostile environment
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POI is a great place to work
I was in In house CRA at POI.

The company is great however the management staff needs some improvement.


Again the company is great. I would go back if asked.
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Good Place to Work
Overall, I enjoy working at Pharm-Olam. There are several changes going on within the company, and for the most part they are good. Poor management is being pushed out. There are big things coming for this company in between now and 2020. It is a great time to join.
Pros
Great people, Lots of room for advancement
Cons
History of keeping poor management based on years with the company. This is changes with new CEO
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Good place to work overall
I was given a lot of freedom to work on what tasks I deemed as priority. Although it is a great place to work at, it is not a great place to expect job growth, job training or promotions. At least in my department.
Pros
Freedom to choose my own priorities, Friendly work environment
Cons
Little room to grow in my department
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Great Learning experience
Employees committed to the company.
Great learning experience.

Virtual teams from all over the world.

Chance to participate in all aspects of a clinical trial project.
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Excellent Global staff, teams, department heads
Working with global staff was excellent. Most cared about the quality of work they performed. Everyone went above and beyond to do what ever it takes. Department heads were easy to reach and talk to.
Pros
Global staff
Cons
former management - leadership/direction
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Co-workers are great
Day to day work is the same. Individuals are nice . Company has undergone Management change twice in two years and is working on growing the business. Workplace culture is different depending on what department you work in. Hardest part of the job is lack of security but love co-workers.
Pros
Great group of individuals to work with
Cons
Lack of security
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Productive and friendly environment
As a leader I created a positive teamwork environment and enjoyed working with my team. The company provides training materials and support the employees to achieve their career goals.
Pros
Organised and established
Cons
High turnover
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no work-life balance.
Must work core hours with no flex time. Most tracking are done with Excel spreadsheets. Technology is behind the times.
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Fast Paced International Company
Daily challenge and fast paced made the day go by fast. Never a dull moment. I enjoyed working with many co-workers and loved making my deadlines. Audits were a breeze with efficient data and never had any issues on finishing any of the financial audits. Loved the flexible hours and the help with working remotely at home when needed. Sometimes communications were not relayed on a timely manner but were captured when deadlines approached. All in all, great company to work for and the people were a pleasure to work with.
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Flexible Hours
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Boring
Not a lot going on here if you are looking to learn and move up in I.T.

A typical day includes showing up at 8:00AM leaving at 5PM. Taking a few calls through out the day. Dealing with people from all over the world, some angry at the world with rough accents which makes the experience even more enjoyable for both parties.


Management was great and most everyone was friendly from the Houston office. Even with that I struggled getting out of bed every morning knowing I had to show up at the office. This is the only job where I felt this way.
Pros
Weekends off, Vacation
Cons
Depressing environment
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Poor communication and direction. Friendly people
Definitely not a boring place to work. Loads of exposure. Constant randomness, lack of company direction and comunication by senior managment leaves people in the dark and creating own solutions. Uncompetitive pay and rewards , lack of job related training.
Pros
Friendly people on the ground
Cons
Lack of support and direction. Penny pinching a serious issue.
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Good People fighting against inefficiencies
While there are some high quality people to work with, the company is in a state of transition with many inefficiencies and places where there needs to be major improvement in order to competitive with the market. Salaries are not in line with the industry.

However, with new management, changes are on the horizon to hopefully change these issues to position to company to be competitive with the larger CROs. It may take years, but they are moving in the right direction.
Pros
Nice people to work with
Cons
Unorganized, unestablished processes, company is in state of transition
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Working hard here pays off, unlike the other people who wrote reviews
Excellent company, that recognizes hard work. This is a company that I am going to stay with. I have career goals, to which are reachable, which you cannot say for all companies. I recommend looking into this company.
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