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Premier Research Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
52 Reviews
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Premier Research Chief Executive Officer Ludo Reynders
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible treatment of employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Premier Research

    Pros

    Pretty laid back atmosphere. Working from home is allowed (only for some departments though). Co-workers are generally hard working and helpful. Used to be a great company to work for about 5 years ago. Benefits are generally ok. Pockets of great people including upper management, but usually those people are kept from doing anything helpful by all the red tape and other upper management who want to build their empires.

    Cons

    In five years this place has gone remarkably downhill. It got too big way too fast and upper management does not seem to care AT ALL about the employees, rather building their own little empires to save their own butts. What kind of company lays off an entire office of people and the same day posts URGENT needs for the same position on LinkedIn? The work life balance is non-existent and they will take advantage of the best people for as long as they can. They are so worried about costing and saving money that they have forgotten that a happy employee will work 10 times as hard as an angry/disenfranchised one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Happy employees will save you money and time. Remember that the workers are the ones that actually do the work that keeps the sponsors happy - without them you are nothing. Stop shuffling things around so much to save yourself and focus on making sure you actually can retain key workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Immature atmosphere and inexperienced co-workers

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

    I worked at Premier Research full-time

    Pros

    Small environment lends itself to a close relationship with management and co-workers.

    Cons

    Small environment lends itself to "clicks" and unprofessional work relationships. The department in which I worked was also disorganized and underdeveloped. Standard industry practices in my experience there was not being adhered to rather the "Premier way". This practice led to a lot of turnover and inexperienced employee's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    A little fish in a big pond

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Premier Research

    Pros

    Remote working; friendly colleagues; flexible scheduling

    Cons

    Typical CRO culture with a survival mentality. Small minded leadership with limited vision of what excellence looks like.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Pressure

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

    I have been working at Premier Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I love the fact that I get a paycheck bimonthly along with frequent flyer miles and meeting interesting people along the way.

    Cons

    Metrics, metrics, metrics is all I ever hear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Premier Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Worked with a great management team on my assigned project.

    Cons

    Line management was disappointing. They were not interested when it was brought to their attention that one of the managers on the team could not do their job effectively due to lack of knowledge of position. Significant nepotism; one person in high position brought in, multiple others that person knew were then brought in and promotions among those people abounded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carefully consider hiring multiple people from the same company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Always wondering who will be let go next....

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    Current Employee - Operations
    Current Employee - Operations

    I have been working at Premier Research full-time

    Pros

    There are truly a lot of bright, dedicated, hard working and genuinely good people working at Premier.

    Cons

    These bright, dedicated, hard working and genuinely good people's work and input is not valued. Schmoozers and bullies are rewarded and promoted- people that tell you to your face that they don't know how to log into software specifc to their department's work function or SR. Management in Finance whose interactions with staff are complained about and their boss says "don't take it personally, she talks that way to everyone". These are the people that are valued. Professionalism or the lack there of starts from the top down. Also, the company is wasteful in spending and will spend money on software and other resources to prop up incompetent staff because they like them or they rolled something out inefficiently that was the manager's idea so they're calling it a success to make themselves look good but then when it's time to cut back, they release the good workers and then just dump their work on the remaining competent staff until they get frustrated and leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers that will roll up their sleeves and work and who also know how to foster a positive work environment by bringing out the best in people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Promised 1 contract rate, significant decrease in 9 months

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Premier Research as a contractor

    Pros

    Position required no travel, strict 40 hrs and is home based. No direct reports.

    Cons

    Contracted with BI client. BI decreasing vendor rates to save money. PRG cut contract hourly amounts across the board for all persons working with this client by 11% (for me I lost $17K per year). BI now cutting contractor amounts again not allowing for 10hr work days during BI company holiday weeks and not allowing flexible hrs. No longer profitable to continue the contract with PRG/BI.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More support needed on pushback to BI. Experienced contractors will be replaced by less experienced/lower paid workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Small company but good team work

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager

    I worked at Premier Research full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good team work. Small company but closer work relationship. Attracts interesting projects from small and mid size bio pharma companies with innovative products. Projects were never boring.

    Cons

    Hard work unappreciated most of the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward hard working staffs and don't be shy showing your appreciation, it is worth twice than boring appraisal paper work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Can be great on any given day, then unstable the next

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Premier Research

    Pros

    Great co-workers within my department. Great benefits and paid time off. With my position I am able to work from home.

    Cons

    Being a CRO we have been through several RIFs (reduction in force). I have managed to make the cut so far, but not sure what lies ahead in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight for your workers and for their compensation. Its not hard to find out there on the internet or word of mouth that our salaries are not very competitive. Could be the reason a lot of people are looking elsewhere. The workload is currently too much to bear with our barebones workers, most of which are brand new and still in training. Putting a strain on the veterans who are quite possibly looking for a less stressful alternative.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Just an OK place

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Premier Research

    Pros

    The ability to take time off and the work/home balance is pretty good. Co-workers make things better. Good teamwork at the local level.

    Cons

    Upward mobility and encouragement from upper management is not good. They have been shaped into a "lean" company which make those that care about their jobs feel taken advantage of. Many times feel like "just a number". Company does not re-invest in it's employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder to reward good employees. Many have been there for a long time and truly care. Show that you recognize that. Let people grow within the company. It isn't all about financial reward but matching employee's 401k's and merit increases are noticed if not there. Communicate about the state of the company- we don't know who you are and you don't know us.

    Approves of CEO

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