PRA Health Sciences

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  1.  

    Growing Company, no structure for employee development and success.

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, 4 weeks vacation, laid back work environment

    Cons

    No help with career development and advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more and give employees options for advancement and success

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good work/life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CRA
    Current Employee - CRA

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

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits, and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Promotions are not forthcoming as promised.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ok for Some

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

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

    Pros

    For the most part, this is a good company, with decent benefits and some flexibility. Free breakfast on Fridays, free coffee, nice co-workers.

    Cons

    Workload can be very demanding at times, there is no consistency in regards to processes and how to get things done, mainly a trial by fire type of position. It can be hard to get your footing and truly learn the job, which can sometimes be frustrating - expect the learning curve to take at least a year to get to the point where you feel as if you're not drowning.

    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Progressive and Flexible

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

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

    Pros

    PRA is a great place to work for project managers who want to feel supported. PRA is a big company, but that's not so bad after you've tried to work for a start-up like I have. Management is supportive and flexible and adaptive to the needs of staff and Sponsors. They're also willing to listen to good ideas and take risks. They were quick in hiring compared to other CROs and thorough in the interview process. I work with some great people and really enjoy going to work every day there. PRA won CRO of the year for the 2nd or 3rd consecutive year...they are doing things right. Oh...and there's free breakfast every Friday.

    Cons

    A big company feel.
    Big network of systems to navigate and finding the information you need (at least the systems are all integrated, though).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    PRA International-Great Culture

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

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

    Pros

    Senior management at PRA International fosters a very supportive, respectful culture at all levels of the organization. Small company feel for the most part. Issues are easily resolved with easy access to escalation paths. Support is consistently available.

    Cons

    Communication regarding company status/health of the company is not readily provided to staff. Could be related to the size of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to foster the outstanding culture of the company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Solid technology

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CRA III in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - CRA III in Wilmington, NC

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

    Pros

    Up to date systems and innovative technology

    Cons

    mandated travel vendors and possible mandated corporate credit card

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not take away our choice. You will attract a mediocre work force and not independent thinkers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    As a CRA, there's pros and there's cons. It's part of the job.

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

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences

    Pros

    Highly organized. Pay is comparable to those who have the experience. Excellent benefits package and PTO. Online systems and interactions with FMs and CRAs are great.

    Cons

    Some CTMs micromanage and difficult to build rapport due to inheriting studies from past CRAs that reflect poorly on those CRAs trying to catch-up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allocation of CRAs should begin from the beginning of studies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CDC in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - CDC in Lenexa, KS

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They tried to give employees life work balance but did not always work as they thought it would. When on salary worked with people for appointment that needed to be done.

    Cons

    When was told something by manager this did not always happen, lack of training throughout time there, managers need to know how all systems work,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    training is for everyone benefits so get people the training they ask for, management needs to be honest with employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company for my career so far!

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

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

    Pros

    Performance is recognized and rewarded. Sr. Management team is in sync with the employees.

    Cons

    Growing rapidly - PRA is not immune to typical growing pains as we expand through acquisition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep PRA's performance based, employee-centric culture from being diluted during high-growth times. It's important to remember what got us here...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    A good place to get your foot in the door

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers. Young work environment. Work ours are flexible for certain departments. Option to work from home a few days a week a plus.

    Cons

    Low salary compared to industry standard. Company has a tendency to keep around incompetent employees. Management has no interest in employees' goals/needs/interests. Very little room for growth and no opportunities for promotions. A lot of overtime due to high turnover. Too much office politics nothing ever gets accomplished.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider making our salaries competitive. The lack of retention makes the work place a miserable place to be due to the amount of overtime and high pressure from management to meet deadlines. Furthermore, all competent employees are getting recruited by competitors leaving incompetent employees at PRA. A more thorough review of employees is necessary. It's very easy to not do your job and still continue to get paid at this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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