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Not a good place to work if you are in IT

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Former Employee - Manager  in  Raleigh, NC
Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC

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

Pros

Good vacation package and medical insurance.

Cons

Very small IT shop, very silo/hierarchical setup means no career advancement or learning opportunities for the IT staff.

Arrogant management that thinks they know everything. Unethical behavior by management is an accepted norm.

Very poor management at all levels, decisions are made behind closed doors and then handed down to the team, there is no open communication. Good old boy’s system at work. Zero accountability for the management. Incompetent management has no long term vision.

Top heavy layer - too many managers, very few workers. Lot of bureaucracy, means decisions are never taken/implemented.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to employees, they are asset to the company.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    incompetent bullying managers supported by HR

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    Former Employee - Clinical Data Coordinator  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Clinical Data Coordinator in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    can meet some nice people below the level of management

    Cons

    Managers are selected depending on social connections not competence. These managers then go on to micromanage, selecting arbitary rules that are applied to those out of favour (have openly stated their issues) whilst blatantly breaking the rules themselves. HR protects bullying managers, going to extraordinary lengths which in the end make them look ridiculous and all credibility and respect is lost from the top down. There is also a subtle culture of age discrimination, those reaching a certain age start to have 'performance issues' that are manafactured by said micromanagers, backed up by HR forcing people out of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go somewhere else!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Not a good employment experience

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good
    People are great to work with
    Vacation is 4 weeks a year
    Sponsors are great
    Location in Raleigh is good

    Cons

    Leadership of the company in all departments
    No career path for employees
    Raises are small
    Frustrating environment
    Employee turnover is extremely high and management is aware with nothing done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the things that employees are telling HR are broken instead of just ignoring the problems. There are alot of good people with are employed there.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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