PRA Health Sciences Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (6)

    Used to be better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences

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

    Pros

    The people that I work with are the main pro of the job. Many of the people are nice.

    Cons

    Corporate does not care about the everyday employee. It used to be a lot better before Lifetree was bought out.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about your employees.


  2. Helpful (2)

    PRAHS

    • 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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great location, Great co-workers and day to day environment.

    Cons

    Personal growth limited by several acquisitions


  3. Helpful (3)

    Not Equal!!!!

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

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice office & nice location in Blue Bell, PA

    Cons

    PRA Health Sciences does it's best not to hire qualified black men and even less to hire black women.

    Advice to Management

    HIRE MORE BLACK EMPLOYEES!!!!


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Maybe they should consider becoming regionally aligned

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

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences

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

    Pros

    No micro-managing, good benefits, especially PTO allowance, corporate card make it easier to spend without waiting for them to reimburse you

    Cons

    Flying coast to coast and still requiring 10 days on site is too much...

    Advice to Management

    Consider being regionally aligned or consider 10 days on site including travel (based on hours)...you will burn out your CRAs quickly.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Too much drama and politics

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I like my supervisor a lot. The hours are flexible.

    Cons

    I dislike the politics, can't seem to advance in the company or get a full-time job. My co-worker has been here for two years and just received her first raise.

    Advice to Management

    If you don't treat people right, they'll leave you. Promoting someone just because they're dating your friend isn't the best way to show your employees that you care about them.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Person

    • 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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A job that helps pay bills, some co-workers

    Cons

    a job to pay the bills

    Advice to Management

    If you are not smiling all day everyday then nothing else matters


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Place!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - In-House Clinical Research Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - In-House Clinical Research Associate in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences

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

    Pros

    Nice office, great management, nice training, awesome opportunities for advancement, great industry to be in!

    Cons

    The only con is that the work tends to ebb and flow. You can have a lot of down of time and try to find ways to bill your time and other times you are super busy!

    Advice to Management

    Great management no complaints


  9. Helpful (2)

    Eat, Sleep and Dream PRA...

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

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was at PRA for almost 9 years and worked in two different departments through the going public period to back to a private company. It depends on who your direct manager is, what department you are working in and overall the company atmosphere which had changed constantly there. If you don't like change, don't work for PRA - and that is both good and bad change. Benefits are competitive, raises are almost non-existent, salaries are below competitive to market. Some wonderful managers took notice to hard work. You will be busy!

    Cons

    You are at the mercy of who is managing your department and the department you are working in. Most managers took advantage of those who worked hard. When I left, I discovered another employee there had been fired who had less than a third of the responsibility as I did and had been on probation for years! Functional managers changed and the new one wasn't that person's friend. So everyone else had been covering for that particular employee's slack. You are not able to take your PTO and will end up not earning more due to maxing out what you earned. Work/Life balance is insane. I worked holidays, weekends, 10 hours a day and when a close family member died suddenly, I only could take 3 days because of my work load.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful who you put in functional management positions. There are too many friends, too many cover ups to job performance you shouldn't accept. And employees who are constantly "loosing time" because they are unable to take their PTO should be forced to and their Functional Managers should be forced to distribute their duties elsewhere or lessen their load. (That is why they are Functional Managers!)


  10. Helpful (2)

    People make the difference!

    • 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
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work. Colleagues are extremely helpful, friendly and are the reason many employees stay. Lots of work from home opportunities. PTO is generous plus 11 holidays.

    Cons

    Management needs managerial training! Most positions are high stress and management just keeps pushing. Promotion opportunities are limited. Normally a person gets a promotion due to a request to perform above and beyond their normal responsibilities or they have to threaten to leave at an inopportune time.

    Advice to Management

    Request management training in high stress situations.


  11. Ok place to work

    • 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pto policy, co-workers, benefits decent,

    Cons

    Lack of communication from management



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