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PRA Health Sciences President, CEO & Director Colin Shannon
Colin Shannon
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    Former Employee - Subject Recruiting Associate in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Subject Recruiting Associate in Lenexa, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with some great people and got to wear jeans on Fridays and free breakfast on Fridays as well. Also got to improve on some professional skills.

    Cons

    The lack of communication is what drove me away. One employee will get told one thing and another will get told another thing. There were promises that weren't met. I was promoted to a higher level in my department and found out through an unrelated meeting with two other people, as well as a team email about my promotion. Prior to this, there was no meeting about me even getting a promotion, so imagine my surprise and embarrassment when people started congratulating me and I replied, "Thanks...but for what?" And, I had to schedule a meeting with my functional manager about it because nothing was ever scheduled or mentioned to me. I saw no pay increase for the promotion and when I asked, I was told to "wait because there isn't enough money in the budget for it." For the yearly evaluation, myself and other coworkers were told to put "Solid Performer" and when I asked what would happen if I rated myself "Exceed Expectations", I was told by my FM that they will have to override it because corporate told my FM that all employees in my department are getting rated that. So, let me get this straight...I worked extremely hard and above and beyond, just to be rated an average employee? And my merit increased reflected the "average employee" rating. To me, I felt like I was being cheated, which was unfair. Also, I found out that some confidential information that some other employees and myself told our FM was spread to a specific employee, which caused drama and conflict in the work place. Trust was lost and things fell apart. We weren't able to work as a team. Drama was another huge factor; it was always there. My career started out great but eventually I became disappointed in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to connect with your employees. Get to know them. Build trust and do not break it. See where they would like to take their career and help them get there. Otherwise, they will end up lost with no direction. Keep that communication open and don't close it.


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