PRA Health Sciences

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4 people found this helpful  

Great Company!

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Analyst in Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Project Analyst in Raleigh, NC

I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time (less than an year)

Pros

PRA is great about benefits and PTO.

Cons

Training is a little lacking. New employees tend to feel a little lost.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Assign a GOOD mentor to every new employee and make sure the mentor is being attentive.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Frustrating and a waste of energy and time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contracts Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Contracts Associate in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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