Pharmaceutical Product Development Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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Pros
  • Allow employees to work from home after a time period of working in office (in 19 reviews)

  • Work Life Balance is ok and the employees are very nice to work with (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance does not exist-although they claim it's a high priority (in 25 reviews)

  • High employee turnover due to burn out, no work life balance, sink or swim attitude (in 12 reviews)

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  1. PPD

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development

    Pros

    good training, good technical experience

    Cons

    low pay, slow promotion, busy

  2. RN

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    Current Employee - Nurse Consultant in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Nurse Consultant in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development

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

    Pros

    Good working conditions, team oriented and flexibility with scheduling. No holidays or weekend work.

    Cons

    Sitting all day with little opportunity to move about. No availability of sit/stand work stations. Provides many "extras" that are not available to those who are restricted to the phones, such as health classes, exercise classes, finance seminars and other activities offered throughout the work day during the year. All of these cost the company money with no benefit to those that are on the phones all day.

    Advice to Management

    Add work stations for optional sitting and standing for the health of the staff. Provide extra bonus money for those not able to take part in the "activities" that non-phone staff enjoy. Give bigger yearly wage increase 2-3% does not keep up with cost of living.

  3. Principal SWAT CRA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Managers and Directors identified and resourced my strongest talents which are working collaboratively, writing SOPs, developing CRA training programs, and mentoring.

    Cons

    Managers are forced to grade on a bell shaped curve. Thus, when you have an exceptional team, excellent individual-performance and team-playing may not be acknowledged for all who deserve it.

    Advice to Management

    I understand the administrative need to avoid inflated ratings; but sometimes excellent teams deserve across the board praise. Managers and their teams that succeed are exceptional and should not be punished because they don't fit the model of mediocrity. Re-examine your HR policies, please.

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  5. This is a great company to work for, they are very employee friendly and understand what work life balance means.

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    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate II in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate II in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The managers are very aware of the like of a traveling CRA and provide excellent support for the field CRA. The company tries to make sure that the CRA actually has a life beyond work. The have a bonus program for those who want to do more visits than the minimum per quarter. It is a really comfortable place to work.

    Cons

    I really can't think of any Cons. I often wish that I had never taken the offer from Quintiles.

  6. Ok place to work

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    Former Employee - Adverse Events in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Adverse Events in Morrisville, NC

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with my co worker pulling together to get project done by the deadline.

    Cons

    Not much from for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees what they are worth.

  7. CRA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development

    Pros

    There is good training to new comers. Also good system. They consider CRA. Good PTO

    Cons

    It is hard to balance between work and life. Salary is less than other CRO.

  8. Challenging work with projects in many different stages of development.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is diverse not reliant on a couple clients.

    Cons

    Company politics can be tricky when it comes to career opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Retain talent by promoting fairly and paying fair wages.

  9. Great place to work if you like a challenge and long hours.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great people, and decent benefits. Provides exposure to a lot of different compounds and technologies. It's never routine.

    Cons

    Long hours, constant pressure and deadlines. Low salary and college like mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Be more willing to take feedback from your staff.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Old School

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Marketing in Morrisville, NC

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development

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

    Pros

    If you're lucky enough to have been accepted by the "in crowd" of your department, then life here is pretty good, such as you will then be invited to join them to go to private departmental "in crowd" lunches and other such get-togethers. If you've not been accepted into the departmental "in crowd", it's ok - it's not that awful because you're still treated very politely - you're just not invited to play in any reindeer games.

    Cons

    Outdated technology, old fashioned management style, super clique-y environment.

    Advice to Management

    Lean in to the 21st century. Maybe consider updating company computer browser from IE8.

  11. Great place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development

    Pros

    CRA is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Great place to work and grow.

    Advice to Management

    Great

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