PRA Health Sciences Reviews

Updated July 13, 2015
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PRA Health Sciences President, CEO & Director Colin Shannon
Colin Shannon
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Pros
  • Work life balance usually respected (in 22 reviews)

  • Option to work from home a few days a week a plus (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • There is no work life balance with studies continually under budgeted and/or under resourced (in 16 reviews)

  • Poor upper management cohesiveness (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Lack of ethics

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Washington, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Washington, PA

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    For the most part the people are very committed and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Senior leadership has no ethics and they do not support their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a backbone!


  2. Helpful (3)

    Be very wary...

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

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a job and pays the bills. I wish I had known what the company was like prior to accepting the offer.

    Cons

    Don't plan on having a personal life. If you want to further your education, don't expect any support from Management. Yes, they do offer tuition reimbursement (a set amount) and you have to stay with the company for two years after you complete your education or pay back the money.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to make it known to their employees that they actually care about them and balancing work and family.


  3. Helpful (2)

    In House CRA

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Employees have a solid work/life balance

    Cons

    Lack of communication from management


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  5. Helpful (1)

    System Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Blue Bell, PA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Blue Bell, PA

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Ok Company, nothing great about this company

    Cons

    Poor Management . Need to imrove a lot

    Advice to Management

    Please look down and see who is working and who is not


  6. Helpful (6)

    Worst CRO

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

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Offers benefits and vacation time. Decent starting salary and training.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't that great, managers are not always understanding of using vacation time. This has been the worst company I have ever worked for. The bottom line is all that matters, it's quantity over quality every time.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your senior employees who might actually know what they are doing.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Not Equal!!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Employee in Blue Bell, PA

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice office & nice location in Blue Bell, PA

    Cons

    PRA Health Sciences does it's best not to hire qualified black men and even less to hire black women.

    Advice to Management

    HIRE MORE BLACK EMPLOYEES!!!!


  8. Helpful (2)

    Person

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

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A job that helps pay bills, some co-workers

    Cons

    a job to pay the bills

    Advice to Management

    If you are not smiling all day everyday then nothing else matters


  9. Helpful (4)

    Clinical Study Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Team Manager in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Clinical Team Manager in Lenexa, KS

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time (Less than a year)

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Medical Director within the clinic. She will help you and train you when needed. Best doctor I have ever worked for.

    Cons

    They have no training. No one is on the same page which makes it really hard to work. Way over work. No work life and home life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Should set up a training department that trains all new employees coming on board.


  10. Helpful (7)

    Disheartening

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Analysis Programmer in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Principal Analysis Programmer in Lenexa, KS

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice facilities and free breakfast on Fridays

    Cons

    The private investment firm that recently acquired PRA is now planning to cut their losses by unloading them on the public via an IPO. That in itself speaks volumes for the damage the existing executive management team has done to this once-great CRO and employer that so many people worked so hard to build.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Medical Director

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

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home some days.

    Cons

    Out of touch senior management; top-down leadership. Medical directors are expected to cover 24/7/365 with no vacation coverage arrangements. Staffing is reactive. No opportunities for professional development within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to be much more involved in day-to-day operations to better understand and address the organizational and systems needs.



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