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Premier Research Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
52 Reviews
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52 Reviews
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Premier Research Chief Executive Officer Ludo Reynders
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  1.  

    Very Dissatisfied

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    Former Employee - Data Coordinator  in  Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Data Coordinator in Marietta, GA

    I worked at Premier Research

    Pros

    I was pleased with the benefits package.

    Cons

    Data management was a disaster in 2007

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    over haul in data management group

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a company that wants to invest in its employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Premier Research

    Pros

    PTO plan and insurance were good.

    Cons

    Hard to learn new areas and move around laterally. Most tasks were very cumbersome and not as efficient as how other companies perform them. Experience and expertise not valued over the bottom line. The company will spend months trying to find the perfect candidate when someone in-house could have been trained in half the time to transfer into a new position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward talent and invest in your employees to help them gain new skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    OK if you are looking for your first job after college

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Premier Research

    Pros

    Flexible with hours, reasonable amount of PTO, and great people to work with. A good place to start if you are Interested in pharmaceutical Industry.

    Cons

    Below average salaries. Uncertain future. No communication between management and employees. Management does not really make an effort to keep good employees when they decide to leave.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company has focused too much on the buy and build strategy and not enough on nurturing the talent on hand.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Premier Research

    Pros

    Sick and vacation time are all under on umbrella, thus for those not sick often they do not "lose" time that wouldn't be used. The ability to carry over greater than 40 hours of vacation time is also a plus. The office atmosphere is very relaxed and they dress code casual. Camaraderie among veteran employees is good.

    Cons

    If you are a new hire there is not a good system to integrate you into your team. Rarely do you meet the team members (if regional) and if they are local it takes a long time for them to warm up to you. The company does not contribute to a retirement plan and the benefits are limited. Health care is provided but it continues to rise each year, substantially. Upper management does not communicate to their employees on a regular basis. No career pathing is available and many talented people are leaving to further their careers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to create clear career paths for employees, create some measurable goals that can be obtained and provide an incentive based annual review.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    CDC

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    Current Employee - Clinical Data Coordinator  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Clinical Data Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Premier Research

    Pros

    Casual. Mostly friendly. Commutability is good. Convenient to so many services and products.

    Cons

    Mediocre upper management. Oblivious to efforts and input of day-to-day employees. Pay is pitiful - way below average for region. Information shared with specific team members and not others. Odd way to perform business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Get to know who does what. Bring salary levels up to middle range for region and for field. Learn how to recognize cliques and stop them from breaking up teams and morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Small company with small direction

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    Former Employee - Data Associate  in  Bloomingdale, IL
    Former Employee - Data Associate in Bloomingdale, IL

    I worked at Premier Research

    Pros

    Its a small company so everyone treats you like family which could be good and bad. You get exposure to doing many tasks across departments so gaining experience in the many facets of data management is possible.

    Cons

    Due to being a small company you feel that everyone wants to know your personal life. There are not many opportunities to advance and management is not open to new ideas on how to become more efficient in performing tasks. There is a strong sense of favoritism amongst who gets promoted by management. There is no training provided to new associates and management is not readily available to assist with questions. Its basically a sink or swim situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide some sort of training to all new employees regardless of position level. Every job should count no matter how small. Listen to employee needs, concerns, and ideas if you want to retain the best employees that will help your organization grow and succeed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management in flux

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Premier Research full-time for 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.

  9.  

    Good jump off point for people new to job market

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Premier Research full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very relaxed atmosphere to work in. Not very much pressure unless there are some deadlines to meet. Excellent people to say the least.

    Cons

    Pay and management. Pay is not competitive or reasonable for American adults. Unless you are willing to scrape by look elsewhere. Management, upper management to be accurate, is barely communicative.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Senior Clinical Research Associate

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    Current Employee - Senior CRA  in  Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Milan (Italy)

    I have been working at Premier Research full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You've given the chance to express your ideas and opinions. Ability to work with in rare diseases and paediatric studies challenges you are they protocols are usually difficult and there can be recruitment obstacles.

    Cons

    Training system needs to be improved. Self-study of SOPs and occasional WebEx is not enough. Great disparity between US and European operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in your employees. Sometimes it feels that teamwork and company culture is lacking. Leadership at the country level needs to be more present and available to their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disorganized

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    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate

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

    Pros

    Pay, some employees, location, benefits,

    Cons

    management, gossip, rudeness, disorganized, lies told.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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