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Helpful (8)

Frustrating and a waste of energy and time

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Contracts Associate in Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Contracts Associate in Raleigh, NC

I have been working at PRA Health Sciences

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Benefits are great PTO is pretty fair Nice xmas party Seems like each department is run uniquely- some departments are better than others.

Cons

Lack of administrative and equipment support ( ex: budget negotiators weren't given proper equipment to do their jobs, i.e. a calculator!) No training and high turnover so you are thrown onto poorly-run studies and constantly putting out fires you didn't create. Horrible communication between executive management, middle management and those on the ground. No transparency, bad aura. It is clear that executive management believes that monkeys could do the work, so you are easily replaceable. Back-stabbing and gossip run rampant, so better make sure your managers like you. Promotions and raises are hard to come by and are completely political and subjective (not merit-based). One of the most demoralizing places I have worked- no recognition for going above and beyond, no real incentive to do better, and a lack of respect toward employees.

Advice to Management

Respect your employees and give them a reason to work hard for you. Treat people like crap and work is always going to suffer and good people are going to leave. There are good people who work under you. I'm sure you don't know it. But if you actually supported employee professional growth, you'd be much better off down the road when you are looking for a buyer.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Great place to work overall

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. You are always encouraged to take time off if you can. Most employees are really nice people.

    Cons

    There have been a lot of recent changes within clinical operations. Specifically, they are bringing in lots of inexperienced employees because they can pay them little. This has put a lot of strain on the experienced employees who have to pick up the slack.

    Advice to Management

    Value experience instead of cheap inexperienced labor. Get feedback from employees before making large operational changes. Continue valuing a healthy work/life balance


  2. Helpful (3)

    Great company but inefficient.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Manager in Lenexa, KS

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Considerable PTO, however not always ability to take due to study deliverables Flexability and the ability to work from home

    Cons

    Inefficient practices Few internal growth opportunities Inconsistencies within departments/organization Lack of innovation often a "this is how we've always done it' mentality

    Advice to Management

    Employees are your most valuable resource. They best understand your systems as well as what works and what doesn't work. Implement an employee suggestion site, which will automatically garner buy in as a result employees being a part of solutions.


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