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Updated Jul 15, 2014

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2.4 39 reviews

45% Approve of the CEO

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Dan Perlman

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26% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Uncertain Future

    Senior Drug Supply Coordinator (Former Employee) Summit, NJ

    ProsGood co-workers at my location. Good place to start a career and get some training. Good place to find work in-between permanent positions. Good pay as long as you can negotiate well before being hired. Hard to say what the PRA integration will ultimately accomplish.

    ConsAfter 3+ years only had one salary increase (1.6%) due to corporate business mismanagement. One bonus payment in December 2012 ($350). Supposed to have had another payment in April 2013 depending on 4Q12 results and nothing was ever mentioned again. Health and dental insurance premiums are high and benefits have decreased making out of pocket more expensive. Minimal 401K match. Benefits of the "Bench" no longer exist. Immediate management in certain areas treated employees more like teenagers than professionals. If there are some performance issues they should be discussed with the individuals and constantly covered with the entire group. Limited career growth and limited external training opportunities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate important corporate changes to your employees. Benefits like "Bench" that have major changes should be told to the employees who are counting on it. Train corporate employees to treat the people in the field with more respect. Without the people in the field they wouldn't have a job.

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    RPS was previously a great place to work.

    Operations Specialist (Former Employee) Phila, PA

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

    ConsNo path for personal advancement. Management positions were given to many without proven managerial experience and social skills. Politics strongly controlled promotions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Drug Supplies Coordinator (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

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

    ConsManagers 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Just a dollar figure, but a nice one

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsRPS 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 Senior ManagementTake 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Management is poor. Benefits get lower and prices you pay for your benefits get higher.

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) Fort Washington, PA

    Prosslightly higher starting salary than the average in the industry. But no raises and no bonuses. There is a flexible work from home policy depending on your client.

    ConsBenefits keep disappearing, PRA bought this company and RPS (the old company) is being treated like a unwanted stepchild. Once they get you into the company there are no raises and no bonuses. It's unknown if it will change with the new parent company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to keep your promises, there was a bench policy and it disappeared when people were being laid off. They promise a lot but not much materializes.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging times

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork from home and good coworkers

    Consmanagement, benefits, lack of appreciation for employees, long hours

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dream became a Nightmare

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Fort Washington, PA

    ProsThe people are friendly and helpful when you need assistance.

    ConsDefinitely a company where you must do your best negotiation for a good salary before you accept their offer. The pay is good in a "golden handcuffs" way. But the raises are negligible. Supposedly the raises are based on merit. However, if you get 1.5%, then so did eveybody else. True merit increases would mean one person gets 2%, while the next person gets 4%, and so on. It was a good place to work until the execs went on a CRO shopping spree in Europe. That meant no one got any raises and the bonus plan (up to 5% of salary) was discontinued. There is little chance of advancement.

    There is a stringent rule about employees being professional and courteous at all times when communicating with each other. That apparently does not apply to managers, directors, or VPs. Having the right title and reporting to the right person gives managers and directors carte blanche privileges to be verbally abusive to staff.

    Finally, while promising that the company was solid and all jobs were safe, the CEO sold it to another CRO and hundreds of people lost their jobs and continue to do so

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure that management-level people treat the staff like professional adults.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Entry level Learning Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSalary, benefits, friendly team and supportive line manager

    Consadvancement opportunites, employee turnover, PRA merger may mean changes to the organizations structure

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop a carrer path for your employess and turnover wont be so high

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    Stay away from this place!

    Clinical Research Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsAwful since the merger with PRA. People thought this merger was going to be good news. Sadly they were wrong.... Big time!

    ConsThe medical benefits were cut. I now pay 700 a month for an 80/20 plan. You pay 15 percent of prescriptions and no raises this year. PRA and KKR have ruined RPS. Look for a mass exodus because this was the last straw. I am outta here!

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet real

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    Okay company to work for

    Corporate (Former Employee) Fort Washington, PA

    ProsEnjoyed the people at RPS, most were very friendly and helpful to work with.
    Manager was like a mentor to me; very supportive and work/life balanced was encouraged.

    ConsSome of the directors acted as if they were too good.
    "exceptions" were made depending on who the person was or what the client wanted.
    Sold out and was acquired

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe open about the merge

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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