Premier Research

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Premier Research Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
54 Reviews
2.6
54 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are truly a lot of bright, dedicated, hard working and genuinely good people working at Premier (in 6 reviews)

  • A lot of great people here who are all very nice to me (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Management, upper management to be accurate, is barely communicative (in 7 reviews)

  • I had a line manager that micro managed and it drove me nuts, she speaks to you like you are a child (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Don't Work Here!!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Premier Research

    Pros

    Pay weekly and on time. They provide laptop and business card. Nothing more good to say about this company.

    Cons

    New hire/start up is confusing. The line managers give out inaccurate information, forms and responsible departments/people to send forms. They hire only senior people, but micro manage their studies. Their line managers are condescending to their employees/co-workers. Their study training lacks usefulness and they lack imagination on providing study tools to sites. They set sites/CRAs up to fail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resource studies better. Think about employees needs. When you have regionally based people, you cannot use the one size fits all stereotype. Just because you feel work-life balance is important, that has a different meaning to everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    DONT WORK HERE!....you will regret it!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Project Associate in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Premier Research full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The location, location, location, location location, location, location....that's about it!

    Cons

    Very high turnover rate, Unfriendly people, unorganized, A lot of favoritism, stressful environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This place is absolutely the worst! It's a small CRO company that has a very high turnover rate. My observation as an employee with this company has been nothing but surprises. First of all, most of the employees here at the Philadelphia office are very unfriendly and rude. People tend to bring their personal issues to the job and give you eye rolling and fake half smiles in return. Next, the upper management and HR have their favorites they mingle with. If your not kissing up to the higher management or HR, then you pretty much out of luck and they dislike you completely. No matter how great of an employee you are, it doesn't mean a thing with this company. They honestly don't value their employees and have no sense of respect. Also it seems to be a problem with organizational skills and paper documents are all over the place. Overall, I highly don't recommend anyone to apply for employment here because you will be a very miserable person. Also to the clients and investigators looking to trust this company, DON'T DO IT! don't waste your time with this small CRO company. Go with another CRO company that is more professional with great people and great organizational skills. You wont find it here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Project Associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Project Associate in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Premier Research full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Small company with a potential of been a great place to work.

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of respect from management. Con employees with false hope for advancement. Clinical managers are inexperienced, rude, and no one holds them accountable. Line management is a joke, micro managers with no management experience. High turn over rate due to the politics and bureaucrats.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The vision for premier research is not properly executed by those put in charge to do so. Management should be more transparent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Sr. CRA

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior CRA
    Former Employee - Senior CRA

    I worked at Premier Research full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pay was decent and that's the only good thing about this organization and that you actually got paid before you submitted your hours.

    Cons

    The worst group of Line Managers, CTMs and Directors I have ever worked with. I had a line manager that micro managed and it drove me nuts, she speaks to you like you are a child. While out on PTO I returned to work and out of the numerous emails that I had received more than half were from my line manager alone. Constantly wasting your time while you are on site for non important issues. They employ Clinical Managers who have never monitored before which means they don't know many of the basic monitoring 101 rules. Payroll is located in Europe and they never respond to voice or emails. If you have an issue with pay you have to first go through your line manager who in return will follow up with payroll on your behalf. Not to mention the resourcing staff that's another issue. Management at this company is a big joke and is the reason many folks have left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employ Managers who know what they are doing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    HARASSED

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior CRA
    Former Employee - Senior CRA

    I worked at Premier Research full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent on-going training, excellent SOPs and WIs.

    Cons

    The Clinical Managers do not know how to speak or email people in a correct and professional manner. The CMs are down right rude, sneaky, obnoxious, and one was even deceitful! She took a reported I corrected and re-sent to her on the same day it was sent to me and days later, she sent it back to me stating she had made the corrections and for me to just approve it. I emailed her that the corrections she made were worded exactly how I re-worded a part. She then said she only checked a box from yes to no. I reported this and several of these harassing untruths to my Line Manger who was on her side and not supportive of me or the harassment at all. My Line Manager called me and proceeded to yell at me as if I were one of her children. The company's behavior is utterly ridiculous. Also, I was 250% utilized and complained about it for months before anything changed. This company gossips internally which makes people either like you or dislike you. It's not a supportive team environment. It feels like its the CMs against the CRAs. Everyone reports every little thing to your Line Manager without discussing anything with you first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire new CMs and Line Managers. Also, put measures in place so that people are not harassed. Lastly, the CEO has to act on the email blast that stated, the company will move towards a more cohesive and better work environment! Teach people how to not gossip in the work environment, teach ethics, and how to treat people appropriately which means not to bully them because they hink they can!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Poor Management and Lack of respect

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Database Developer in Quincy, MA
    Former Employee - Associate Database Developer in Quincy, MA

    I worked at Premier Research full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The only pro about this company is that it is always the same...

    Cons

    That same is a total let down. The pay is very low, the respect is low, and favoritism is high. If you are not the golden employee you are forgotten and basically left to rot away until you either quit or get laid off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Correct everything in cons asap!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    CRA

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior CRA
    Current Employee - Senior CRA

    I have been working at Premier Research full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They pay you before actually submitting your timesheet.

    Cons

    Everything from Clinical Managers not knowing what their jobs, Resourcing is horrible and not to mention the majority of management came from PRA and have been in their roles for maybe a year. There is no onboarding, it takes the Payroll staff forever to payout your expenses and god forbid if you have a question...everyone is unresponsive by email or phone, so be patient because may get a call back or you may not, chances are you probably will not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together and quickly!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good to get experience. No advancement.. High turnover.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Developer in Quincy, MA
    Current Employee - Database Developer in Quincy, MA

    I have been working at Premier Research full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    PTO, work from home, coworkers are friendly.

    Cons

    No bonus. No organic growth. If there is no new business, company will start the layoff process. Good 1st job out of college. Would not recommend to stay for long term. High turn over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop withholding information from your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Micromanaging environment and Unappreciated employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client/Clinical Support in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Client/Clinical Support in Boston, MA

    I worked at Premier Research full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent Benefits

    Decent work hours

    T Accessible

    Cons

    Management tends to be selective on who they micromanage.

    The work is not evenly/fairly distributed amongst/across teams.

    There is no career growth nor advancement.

    A lack of appreciation for the work that is accomplished by workers.

    There is a lot favoritism.

    A lot of company gossip.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Brutal Place to Work - Don't Expect to be Appreciated in any Tangible Way

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

    I worked at Premier Research full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a paycheck in a tough economy. Nice vacation package. Used to be a much better place to work.

    Cons

    Workloads are very unreasonable - expect to work most nights and weekends for your salary. They will work you to death - constantly asking for more, but seldom rewarding you. Somehow there is always money for raises and promotions for higher levels; it just never trickles down. Level of professionalism across management is very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to reward and retain your quality employees, or they will continue to flee in droves.

    Doesn't Recommend

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