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Premier Research Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Experienced Clinical Managers are needed.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    It is nice to be able to use Word for monitoring reports, as opposed to using a web-based CTMS. Reports are easier to write in Word. Pay for Sr. CRA is good. Clinical indications are new and interesting. My line manager has been great.

    Cons

    Many sponsors for these novel studies have not run studies before, and they need guidance from experienced CRO staff. CMs here seem to be completely over their heads for whatever reason. No monitoring experience or no managing experience, perhaps. A lot of the traveling CRA staff are far more experienced in running trials than the CMs seem to be. Some CRAs seem to be over-utilized severely. Training is disorganized, paper-heavy, and inefficiently tracked. Every SOP does not require annual review. Home website for employees is a mess- its hard to find what you need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be FAR more involved with study preparation. 99% of the issues that I have seen on studies occur when source docs or protocol plan is not properly vetted and reviewed by experienced team members, and input isnot considered and acted upon. Many time-consuming and expensive problems are caused down the line when source data collection tools and methodology are inadequate. This is an easy fix, people. Prep studies better before you consider them started. Also, get the CRAs who will be monitoring the sites to do the SQVs and the SIVs. They won't allow a mess to go through if they know they will have to clean it up themselves.
    Ensure that CMs are providing useful and relevant info to study teams on a routine basis. There are not enough study updates on some of these trials. Use a template and make it easy for them.
    Again, over-utilization of some staff is killing you by causing turnover. Get this under control fast. 2 DOS a week is plenty if the problems at each site (due to poor study design) are huge. IN the short term, you have to make your CRAs willing to put up with the sub-standard study designs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management in flux

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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Pay was compariable. Oppitunities to advance and gain valuable experience.

    Cons

    Not a great work/life balance. PTO schedule wasn't great, 12 days total plus a couple federal holidays - but something like 5 of your PTO days needed to be used on Christmas holiday and no roll over. Work from home enviroment did not facilitate coorporation and it was difficult to complete assignements. Management would change and lay off entire departments to hire back a few of those laid off and start new teams doing essentually the same tasks.

  3.  

    Good jump off point for people new to job market

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Premier Research full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very relaxed atmosphere to work in. Not very much pressure unless there are some deadlines to meet. Excellent people to say the least.

    Cons

    Pay and management. Pay is not competitive or reasonable for American adults. Unless you are willing to scrape by look elsewhere. Management, upper management to be accurate, is barely communicative.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disorganized

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate

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

    Pros

    Pay, some employees, location, benefits,

    Cons

    management, gossip, rudeness, disorganized, lies told.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great career growth ... not the best pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in East Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    If you have good ideas and are vocal about them you'll be heard. I was able to do great things at my time with the company. The culture is great too - a lot of great friends that are there when you need them.

    Cons

    Pay! The CRO industry is extremely price competitive. Be prepared to be paid about 20% less than you could make elsewhere, and be prepared to be given a larger work load than you'd get elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unfortunately I completely understand. Paying employees more means getting a lot less business!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Premier Research

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Premier Research full-time

    Pros

    Good team environment, decent compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Small company and there was little room for advancement

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Disappointed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical T\Trial Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Clinical T\Trial Associate in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Premier Research full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Staff is great, everyone gets along fine.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement and or training for those that are loyal and committed to the company. Politics plays a role on who gets what regardless of your educational background or experience, someone that has been with the company less time and or have no educational back-ground can out beat you for opportunities if their connection has anything to say about it. Instead of promoting with thin, preference is given to favorites. With the economy and the difficulty in find work, you have to stay put until another opportunity comes around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the loyalty and commitment of those employees and offer opportunities for advancements. Think of others before yourself. Maybe your turnover will change for once.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Exhausting

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Premier Research

    Pros

    Generally, people really care about their jobs and working with their teams. Groups take great pride with quality and customer service. Teams work hard to put out a strong, quality product. Strong global presence. Fair to above-average benefit package.

    Cons

    Heavy effort, minimal reward. Very much a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately company. Heavy layoffs in past five years, and very little concern on the toll it takes on current, overworked staff. Hard work and significant overtime to meet overpromised deliverables does not equal job security. Company does not invest in its employees. Constant change in management with curious promotions and layoffs. Very little personal growth and minimal-to-no feedback regarding job evaluation. Not a very positive work environment.

    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    No career growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Premier Research

    Pros

    Good benefit package off all

    Cons

    No career development support from ,allittle segregation in this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look at the competence of your current employees and support them cause they make the company what is.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Experience, Rapid Unemployment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Trial Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Clinical Trial Assistant in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Premier Research

    Pros

    -Well-definied hiearachy of positions
    -Office chairs
    -Location

    Cons

    -They shut the San Diego office down

    No opinion of CEO

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