Premier Research Reviews

Updated August 17, 2015
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  • There are truly a lot of bright, dedicated, hard working and genuinely good people working at Premier (in 6 reviews)

  • A lot of great people here who are all very nice to me (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Management, upper management to be accurate, is barely communicative (in 7 reviews)

  • I had a line manager that micro managed and it drove me nuts, she speaks to you like you are a child (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Premier Research

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    Former Employee - Clinical Manager
    Former Employee - Clinical Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful people at my location.

    Cons

    Horribly political corporate headquarters from what I have been told.

    Advice to Management

    Become more about the employees that work for you.


  2. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Premier Research full-time

    Pros

    Premier is a great company full with energy. There are several offices throughout the world, and it does seem like the culture could be segmented from office to office, however the Boston (Quincy) office is great. Lots of flexibility with work-life balance. Benefits are very strong, PTO is generous. Very little micromanagement. Depending on the project you can derive a good sense of purpose from your work.

    Cons

    Work is entirely client based, and of course clients can be demanding and unaware making direct requests of employees.


  3. Take the good with the bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Expanding company that has good benefits

    Cons

    Upper management can be challenging

    Advice to Management

    Some management need to be more personable and professional


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  5. Great Small Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Small and focus driven. CEO has big plans to expand company and create more positions. The company does a good job at informing employees what is happening.

    Cons

    Can sometimes be disorganized and the workload can be overwhelming sometimes. There is not much opportunity for growth.


  6. Great Company with ample opportunity to grow as a professional

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Premier Research full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Pay is above industry average -Direct communication with Executive Suite -Due to growth of business, plenty of opportunity to jump on implementation projects, system updates, etc. -Very open to ideas of employees, especially those from competition

    Cons

    -Top heavy, mostly senior level staff/managers (not a con some would argue, but all I could think of) -It's difficult to think of any negative aspects of the company.

    Advice to Management

    This company is on the right track - keep it up!


  7. Helpful (1)

    Terrible

    Former Employee - Project Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Project Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Location. Work in center city is great and convenient.

    Cons

    This is by far the WORST company I have ever worked for and this coming from someone who worked at TJMAXX for $5.65 at hour. There is nothing but micromanaging and nepotism. The only way to succeed is to kiss up and rat out your co-workers. Most people at this company don't even like each other because of the constant competition. There is absolutely no team work and no life balance. They could care less about your kids being sick, doctors appointments etc. It's work first and second. Your life comes last. So many people are forced to come in on there off days to assist with backlogs of work. They use names during conference calls. They're just VERY unprofessional. Sensitive site documents are stored in cardboard boxes on a cart. I could go on for days I wouldn't allow my worst enemy to apply there.

    Advice to Management

    Be more PROFESSIONAL. TRAIN your employees. STOP micromanaging. No one want a coworker who does their same job telling them what to do. Be more TEAM DRIVEN. PAY your workers on time!


  8. Helpful (4)

    Don't Work Here!!!!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay weekly and on time. They provide laptop and business card. Nothing more good to say about this company.

    Cons

    New hire/start up is confusing. The line managers give out inaccurate information, forms and responsible departments/people to send forms. They hire only senior people, but micro manage their studies. Their line managers are condescending to their employees/co-workers. Their study training lacks usefulness and they lack imagination on providing study tools to sites. They set sites/CRAs up to fail.

    Advice to Management

    Resource studies better. Think about employees needs. When you have regionally based people, you cannot use the one size fits all stereotype. Just because you feel work-life balance is important, that has a different meaning to everyone.


  9. Helpful (5)

    Experienced Clinical Managers are needed.

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    Current Employee - Senior CRA
    Current Employee - Senior CRA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is nice to be able to use Word for monitoring reports, as opposed to using a web-based CTMS. Reports are easier to write in Word. Pay for Sr. CRA is good. Clinical indications are new and interesting. My line manager has been great.

    Cons

    Many sponsors for these novel studies have not run studies before, and they need guidance from experienced CRO staff. CMs here seem to be completely over their heads for whatever reason. No monitoring experience or no managing experience, perhaps. A lot of the traveling CRA staff are far more experienced in running trials than the CMs seem to be. Some CRAs seem to be over-utilized severely. Training is disorganized, paper-heavy, and inefficiently tracked. Every SOP does not require annual review. Home website for employees is a mess- its hard to find what you need.

    Advice to Management

    Be FAR more involved with study preparation. 99% of the issues that I have seen on studies occur when source docs or protocol plan is not properly vetted and reviewed by experienced team members, and input isnot considered and acted upon. Many time-consuming and expensive problems are caused down the line when source data collection tools and methodology are inadequate. This is an easy fix, people. Prep studies better before you consider them started. Also, get the CRAs who will be monitoring the sites to do the SQVs and the SIVs. They won't allow a mess to go through if they know they will have to clean it up themselves. Ensure that CMs are providing useful and relevant info to study teams on a routine basis. There are not enough study updates on some of these trials. Use a template and make it easy for them. Again, over-utilization of some staff is killing you by causing turnover. Get this under control fast. 2 DOS a week is plenty if the problems at each site (due to poor study design) are huge. IN the short term, you have to make your CRAs willing to put up with the sub-standard study designs.


  10. Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Level in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Director Level in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Premier Research full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative environment and enjoy the ability to be included on strategic conversations and meetings. Friendly environment and enjoy working with my colleagues and management. Able to connect with Execs and CEO.

    Cons

    Staff should take ownership of their responsibilities and work together to achieve goals.

    Advice to Management

    Keep us growing and moving forward. I see my future as an exciting one at Premier!


  11. Helpful (1)

    Management in flux

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Pay was compariable. Oppitunities to advance and gain valuable experience.

    Cons

    Not a great work/life balance. PTO schedule wasn't great, 12 days total plus a couple federal holidays - but something like 5 of your PTO days needed to be used on Christmas holiday and no roll over. Work from home enviroment did not facilitate coorporation and it was difficult to complete assignements. Management would change and lay off entire departments to hire back a few of those laid off and start new teams doing essentually the same tasks.



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