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Helpful (6)

Ghost town: Mass exodus of key stake-holders, hiring freeze, unhappy employees, empty offices/cubes, employees on edge!

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

I have been working 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

Good benefits, breakfast every Friday, and nice office space.

Cons

ZERO accountability for management and lack of flexibility! If your manager is kissing the right (rear end) or making his/her boss look good, it doesn't matter how he/she treats you. It's a shame to feel forced to leave an otherwise decent job because of managers who are allowed to bully employees! This company purports to being big on Work/Life balance but employees no longer enjoy the flexibility that we once had! You are coerced into using PTO for practically every 30 minutes that you're not at your desk! This company also used to allow work from home privileges; however, that has dissolved. Pucker Up: This is a company where only kissing the right (rear ends) pays off and bullying/poor managers aren't held accountable.

Advice to Management

Re-evaluate the people you allow to manage others!!! Offer employee surveys - at least "pretend" that you're interested in hearing employee's concerns. You're losing talented people in droves!

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  1. Helpful (8)

    Frustrating and a waste of energy and time

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Great place to work overall

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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