PRA Health Sciences

  www.prahs.com
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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at PRA Health Sciences

Pros

Great benefits, flexible work schedule, great co-workers

Cons

Lack of training, Constant changes in upper management, high turnovers, low compensation compared to competitors

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Poor executive leadership bedevils a once great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PM/PD in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - PM/PD in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fellow employees are on average experienced, intelligent, capable and hard-working. Current CFO is a tremendous asset to the company.

    Cons

    Sycophantic management culture where people who bring legitimate risks and concerns to senior management are penalized. Top-heavy with VPs, PRA has a labyrinthine and overlapping reporting structure, but not enough 'boots on the ground' to provide a quality product. IT organization is particularly poorly led. Employees are handcuffed by bloated systems and processes that are poorly integrated. Many of the more successful VPs have a kiss-up, kick-down management style. Watch your back (and your front!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I worked at PRA for 10 years and left after watching the management structure and values corrode over the last few years. I couldn't be happier to be out of that snake pit, and working for smart people with solid values. As others have said to management: go back to PPD, you have tainted PRA.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company has evolved much over the years. Depending upon direct manager, can be a good work environment, or a bad one.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Charlottesville, VA

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some departments allow a reasonable amount of flexibility. Benefits are very good. Lots of smart people, and some managers are very good.

    Cons

    Compensation is not great, and seems below market. Bonuses are not consistently paid out. Limited job opportunities for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job of retaining the good people you have.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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