ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services

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Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Great pay not so great management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The pay was great but the benefits were subpar

    Cons

    No real work life balance

    Advice to Management

    It was hopefully a good move to get rid of management with the PRA merger


  2. VP Global Biostatistics & Programming

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with but Company Goals and Management attitude was awful when my reporting changed.

    Cons

    Good suggestions for business opportunities were not taken if they did not come from the top. A "not invented here" attitude prevented taking solid business suggestions.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, especially those who have experienced working at competitor CROs or were part of outsourcing decisions at client sites. A CRO sells only one commodity: "Expertise". Taking the cheap route and getting poorly experienced but cheap labor from abroad does not at all help your business. Value most highly those employees who can contribute to the expertise offered. Present the existing expertise most openly at bid defenses. Past accomplishments mean very little if none or few of the people who worked on those legacy projects are still with the Company.


  3. RPS was a great place

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    Former Employee - Ops Specialist in Fort Washington, PA
    Former Employee - Ops Specialist in Fort Washington, PA

    I worked at ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible and good pay. Work from home and the fact that you were embedded was nice.

    Cons

    Company is now PRA. There was not much room for advancement at the old RPS


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  5. Good company to work for, went downhill when PRA took over.

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    Former Employee - Project Lead in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services

    Pros

    Good pay and benifits. Was able to work from home although this was very rare.

    Cons

    Management is hit or miss. Changes when PRA look over aren't great.

    Advice to Management

    Consistent management


  6. Study Start up Specialist

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    Former Employee - Study Start Up Specialist in Fort Washington, PA
    Former Employee - Study Start Up Specialist in Fort Washington, PA

    I worked at ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    nice company, nice benefits, nice people

    Cons

    some managers are under trained, but overall nice place to be at.


  7. My experience was very good.

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    Former Employee - Senior Site Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Site Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    My time at RPS was a great one. Management was very supportive during difficult times and with just being a listening ear. Very understanding for work/life balance. Even when a Sponsor assignment would end RPS would place us on the bench until the next job assignment was identified. The salary was very good as well.

    Cons

    There were no Cons I can think of while working at RPS, the CONs would be with the Sponsors I was assigned to if anything, but the RPS Management team made the situation better with their support system.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for being supportive during my employment at RPS.


  8. Good place to start your career or do interim work while between jobs.

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    Former Employee - Drug Supply Coordinator in Summit, NJ
    Former Employee - Drug Supply Coordinator in Summit, NJ

    I worked at ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good pay rate, opportunities to work remotely, depending on client decent management and work conditions. Merge with PRA may be beneficial.

    Cons

    Poor pay raises, no bonus potential, no.minimal 401k match, expensive benefits, management doesn't always let you know what is going on.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is the key. Good, bad, or indifferent let people know what is going on.


  9. RPS was previously a great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Phila, PA

    I worked at ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Over many years, RPS was a proven performance corporation with some truly talented employees.

    Cons

    No path for personal advancement. Management positions were given to many without proven managerial experience and social skills. Politics strongly controlled promotions.

    Advice to Management

    The desire to quickly expand Global services and the push to take the company public is where this employee owned company lost control of it's destiny.
    Same old story in the end; top management benefited and the house of cards fell.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Just a dollar figure, but a nice one

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services full-time

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

    Pros

    The pay is what you would expect of a contracted position but you have full benefits

    Cons

    RPS is a glorified contracting agency. If you have issues with your employer you are directed to speak with your RPS manager instead of the company you work for. Your RPS manager isn't going to stand up for you to the company you work for because they don't want to hurt their relationship and the Pharma giant to start using another supplier. There is no one watching out for you.

    Do NOT let them sell "the bench" to you. It does no exist.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at your turn over rates. They are high because your employees are getting trampled on by the companies you farm them out to. Stand up for your employees and they will be loyal to you.


  11. Management is poor. Benefits are now poor. No Raises.

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    Current Employee - Drug Supplies Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Drug Supplies Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    If you are in a group that is allowed to, you can work from home 1-2x a week.

    Cons

    Managers do not are about the people. If you get a yearly raise, it will not even be a cost of living raise. If you get promoted, only a specific % raise, regardless of how much others in the same position make.



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