PRA Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
23 Reviews
3.0
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Varies on Sponsor

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Site Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Site Manager

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

    Pros

    Salary pretty good. Nice managers and colleagues.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IHCRA in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - IHCRA in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at PRA full-time (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    So so

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Good clients, interesting projects, and dedicated coworkers

    Cons

    Senior management is out of touch

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great potential

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Associate in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at PRA full-time (more than an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

  7.  

    Brand New

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PRA

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great office culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PRA as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun environment and flexible hours

    Cons

    Dying industry, little room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assign more challenging roles for entry level

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great technology

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate

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

    Pros

    Systems are first rate and years ahead of other companies.
    Plenty of talented staff members.

    Cons

    Business development continuously underbids projects. PMs and by extension, CTMs, make unrealistic promises to clients and then the CRAs are forced to deliver -- often at the cost of quality work.Projects are poorly run. Not enough effort is put into the up-front planning of a study, resulting in the need for re-work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage CLIENT expectations. Do not promise what you cannot deliver. Small biotechs often do not know how to run a clinical trial. That is why they hire a CRO. Advise them properly so they can have a successful trial.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It's a good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Charlottesville, VA

    I worked at PRA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company has a nice working environment

    Cons

    Work load is heavy and very fast paced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Data Coordinator in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Clinical Data Coordinator in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at PRA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    nice, neat, polite, friendly, approachable

    Cons

    wage, some benefits, small, let people go

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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