PRA Reviews

Updated May 1, 2015
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  1. coordinator

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at PRA (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very nice people and environment

    Cons

    hard to get used to the fast pace

    Advice to Management

    continue to do their job and treat employees well


  2. This company did not workout for me.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Madison, WI

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

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

    Pros

    PRA has an excellent homegrown eTMF system. The system was very user-friendly and easily utilized as a review tool for comparison against the investigator's site file. Compensation and benefits are similar to other CROs. They were willing to provide opportunity for me to again therapeutic experience though my background was primarily in normal healthy volunteers. They also offered a mutli-day training to introduce new CRAs to their electronic systems, which was very helpful.

    Cons

    The line managers I worked under were not very helpful when I requested assistance achieve balance my workload and did not provide much support in challenging situations. That with the combination of a poorly managed high profile study ultimately lead to my departure from the company.

    Advice to Management

    Management should recognize that the experience the CRA has with their line manager makes or breaks their experience with the company and focus on promoting quality line management and support.


  3. Great company!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PRA

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

    Pros

    Great management! Always willing to help in any way possible.

    Cons

    Needs more diversity in departments.


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  5. No career ladder

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contracts Analyst in Fort Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Contracts Analyst in Fort Washington, PA

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

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

    Pros

    Good people, flexible approach to work/life balance

    Cons

    No career development, no consistent, substantive raises, duplicative work

    Advice to Management

    Push for career development in your embedded programs


  6. Varies on Sponsor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Site Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Site Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Salary pretty good. Nice managers and colleagues.

    Cons

    Long hours and a lot of travel. 401k match horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp benefits.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good company culture, but not enough growth opportunity and pay below industry standards.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IHCRA in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - IHCRA in Raleigh, NC

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

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

    Pros

    Really friendly and laid back office environment, lots of company sponsored events, good benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay, low growth opportunity, no remote work opportunity for most positions.

    Advice to Management

    Offer options for career/professional development so you are prepared to offer promotions when business need arises. Pay employees what they are worth so it isn't a no-brainer to jump ship.


  8. So so

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Anchorage, AK

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

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

    Pros

    Good clients, interesting projects, and dedicated coworkers

    Cons

    Senior management is out of touch


  9. Great potential

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

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

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

    Pros

    Smart employees. Smart managers. Cares about doing things the right way. Great potential to succeed as an organization.

    Cons

    Boring work, hard to make it through the day. Some of the systems are outdated. Salaries aren't great. Improvements are being made.


  10. PRA

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PRA

    Pros

    Enough work to keep you busy Benefits Great co-workers Workers have a vast knowledge base

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility Failed uncaring leadership Low pay Long hours

    Advice to Management

    Fire management replace with real leaders. Hire more people so you don't lose your base workers


  11. Helpful (1)

    Brand New

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Still have a job and one 'current' perk is they offer benching with pay until they place you in another position.

    Cons

    since PRA acquired RPS, not sure if they will continue the benching. No career path available; once you'r ein a position you're locked in,but they will say otherwise.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency needed, and consideration to development of it's employees will only make the company more valuable.



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