PRA
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Great employees (in general), Poor Management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Sydney (Australia)

I have been working at PRA full-time

ProsGreat 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 with 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 Senior ManagementValue 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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CRA position

Clinical Research Associate (Current Employee)

I have been working at PRA full-time for more than 8 years


Pros: CRAs enjoy a flexible work schedule and are able to schedule their travel and site visits to meet their specific needs for the most part.… Cons: Like many high tech companies PRA has too many systems/processes… Advice to Senior Management: Upper managment should apply the KISS principle whenever possible. Routine clerical work should be shifted to the lowest level employees, expense report proceeds… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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No bad.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at PRA


Pros: Close to home and work from home option Cons: Too much work and luck of support from higher management Advice to Senior Management: Hire more people More

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