PRA Health Sciences Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
230 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset

230 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Helpful (3)

    From day one, my experience with PRA has been that the culture here supports a very supportive atmosphere. Senior management keeps employees informed about the company's position. The training is stellar. PRA also keeps up with technology.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Informatics Manager in Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Clinical Informatics Manager in Blue Bell, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home. Training opportunities. Supportive environment. Individual freedom to adjust schedule to allow for a work-life balance.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to make connections with Co-workers in a remote setting. Can be frugal about approving reimbursements & promotions may take a while but this is also a testament to savvy financial management.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with staff, even the difficult conversations. Honesty is best. Talk about advancement with staff - what people need to do, the process of requesting promotions, wait time involved. These are important factors to keep up morale.


  2. Helpful (4)

    I work at PRA Health Sciences full-time homebased

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

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Open communication and flat hierarchy. In certain positions working home based is possible. Good tools and flat hierarchy. nice international working environment across departments like in every other big CRO.

    Cons

    With PRA Healthscience going public the pressure and scrutinizing is increasing. Promotions in the European Asia Pacific regions are not as easy to achieve as in the US.Promotion is even more difficult to achieve when working from home; same as everywhere as you are not visible. Due to the integration of i.e. RPS there is a lot of restructuring happening.

    Advice to Management

    Do not push change through to quick and too much as well as not a couple of changes in a short time period. Listen to your employees and use their strength. Middle Management and FMs need to better support the employees.


  3. Great company! Great people!

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement. Friendly/casual corporate culture. The company is growing very rapidly so there are always opportunities to improve your career

    Cons

    Limited work from home options

    Advice to Management

    Consider being more open to working from home.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (2)

    Hard to stand out, even when you work really hard!

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

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really understand the need to have a flexible work schedule; my teams were really great to work with.

    Cons

    Limited promotion opportunities for project associates - you had to go the CRA route in order to move up and that job isn't for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities with different career paths - it would have been nice to have the option to move to Regulatory, Data Management, Safety, etc., but those opportunities were not there in the La Jolla office.


  6. Helpful (3)

    PRA - SR CRA experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I have been at PRA as a Sr CRA for one year and it has been a very positive experience. I especially appreciated the the onboard training and the opportunity to learn their systems. Pros are - good FM, online tools, and the spirit of teamwork. I especially appreciate the support provided by in-house staff. I have worked at other CROs and Sponsors, and this is for me, a good fit. Co-workers have had the opportunity to transition from monitoring to project management, so there is evidence of career growth.

    Cons

    Like all monitoring positions, finding a work/life balance can be a challenge. Project meetings with CRAs could be more useful if representatives from data management were included (at least on occasion).

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to remain transparent.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Great co-workers, mid-level management, not so much

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Being "down in the trenches" of IT, this was a great place to work. Supportive direct management, and co-workers, a real team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Director-level managers did nothing to promote a work-life balanced, or team environment. They were disengaged, and seemed uncaring for the staff who'd been hard-working contributors. Just use them up, and toss them out.

    Advice to Management

    In IT, communication from mid-level management was non-existent. Silo'd teams each had their own agenda, and the director did nothing to promote a broader level of cooperation between teams.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great Benefits, Horrible Communication

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Lenexa, KS

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    An extremely generous company, upper management is very personable and sincere.

    Cons

    Could use an upgrade in the technology department. Poor Communication, Better Training, note sensible workload.

    Advice to Management

    Gather and use employee feedback.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great people, management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences

    Pros

    Great management, manager concern and oversite, up-to-date systems

    Cons

    Poor inter-departmental communication, could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Invite other departments to meetings so that employees can get an idea of the "big picture".


  10. Helpful (2)

    Challenging - Rewarding

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

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work, moving around across departments is not only allowed, it's encouraged. Large international company but has maintained the camaraderie and culture of a smaller firm. You are held accountable, but when you deliver with quality work, you are rewarded. Fellow employees are often there to help and support you.

    Cons

    Communication could improve - we want to know whats going on whether it's good or bad.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more often


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great training enviornment

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great and the information systems are top notch. As a growing company, there is a lot of room for opportunities especially at the entry level. 4 weeks of PTO right off the bat is unheard of.

    Cons

    Communication between management and CRA's is average. Management of work life balance is so so, but when there is a lot of travel that can be the case

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work



Showing 230 of 230 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.