Many of Quintiles' positions across the U.S. are based at home, as well as in offices, like the one in Durham, NC. It's therefore important to bridge the virtual gap for some good bonding time. Popular company traditions include dedicating Fridays to Coffee Talks, meeting up after hours, and partaking in charitable events—usually group 5k runs. The in-office crew also tackles team-building events that often involve a competitive element.
Quintiles employees who work on-site may not enjoy a home office, but they do get a modern facility with an outdoor terrace. The Plaza houses several of the larger teams, so afternoon pit stops to chat in the office cafe are common. Plus, tuition reimbursement and leadership training are perks for all—whether they’re in pajamas or a suit.