PRA Health Sciences

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Overall compant lacks focus

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

fast growing, initally had a very global management team and an understanding of the market outside North America

Cons

Over last 12 months change in management and have now lost their global awareness for both customers and staff. Unfortunately their most experienced managemnt have left or are leaving.
A company good at starting new initiatives but very poor in getting staff buy in and implementation, thus most systems and processes very poorly thought through and utilised.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more global. Listen to a wider group of your senior management team not just those who say what you want to hear.........

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Terrible experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development
    Former Employee - Business Development

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

    Pros

    Many talented and committed individuals.
    Technology and feasibility systems are great.

    Cons

    Executive management is focused on power rather than on employees and clients. There was back-stabbing, sabotaging, and blatantly inappropriate behavior at times. Scientific and executive attention toward winning new projects are lacking once projects are underway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on talented staff and commitment to clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great employees (in general), Poor Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Great employees to work with majority of the time

    Cons

    - Incompetent management that works at home most of the time and too scared to get their hands dirty, hence out of touch with their teams.

    - Promotion based on favoritism rather than merit. Managers will only promote people who are their buddies or do not pose a threat to the middle management rather than capable employees.

    - The working environment has changed to a very unhappy place without any laughter or smiles due to overloading its employees with too much workload and studies.

    - No leadership and team building exercises because that would impair the budget

    - New regional director is from PPD which brought the PPD culture to PRA which have shown some negative impacts quality with more cost cuts and a degree of micromanagement

    - Job cuts are more common

    - Due to cuts, tasks are being sought in other offices which bring inefficiency to the local team’s turn around timeline.

    - Competent employees will be overloaded while identified incompetent employees will receive a handful of studies. This causes competent ones to overload and stress and leave.

    - Team helping within the same department or other departments are discouraged since it will impact on billing Sponsor.

    - Salaries, car allowance and travel budget are all below industry standard even though they advertise as being competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees rather than over promising your sponsors with unrealistic deliverables which negatively impacts on the wellbeing of your employees and their loyalty.

    Don’t be scared of saying “NO” to Sponsors like other bigger CROs when Sponsor requests are unrealistic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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