PRA Health Sciences

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2 people found this helpful  

Don't even think about working there!!

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at PRA Health Sciences part-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

I met some really great people in PRA over the years, strangely though, most of them have left for various reasons. Flexible working was a plus, but it wasn't true flexible working.

Cons

Management have no concept of working in the real world. Favouritism is rife! It's not what you know but who you know. Management seem to prioritise team activities (social events). They want a "happy clappy" workforce. If you do not want to participate, you are ostracised, which means any hope of betterment is a no no. There is a lot of time wasted on endless, unecessary presentations, most of which can be self read. If you have any issues regarding a manager, don't expect any backing from HR, as they always support the manager.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Wake up and smell the coffee!!! Some senior managers clearly need to be retrained in how to manage staff and specifically how to deal with confrontational issues, instead of "sweeping problems under the carpet", hoping they will go away. In fact some senior managers should not be in managerial positions at all! They would not possibly be offered managerial positions with other companies. Again it's not what you know, but who you know! This definately needs to be addressed!!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dreadful, would stay away

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time

    Pros

    A handful of decent clients

    Cons

    Bad relationship with most of the clients
    So much work it is impossible to deliver on quality
    Absentee management
    Unresponsive management
    Inability to take time off due to workload
    Annoying coworkers as much focused on your job as their own

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wouldn't even know where to start. If it were my company, would get rid of all and start fresh.

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

    PRA use to be a great place to work, but it has really gone down hill in the past two years

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are good and some of the people are amazing

    Cons

    The pay is approximately 20% less than industry standards. PRA no longer values those with experience, but prefers to hire those with no experience who will accept less pay than what the position warrents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Paying more for quailty employees wins out over paying less just so you'll have quantity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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