Mission: One thousand people anticipating the unexpected. Global clinical development for biotechs & small-/mid-sized pharma. It's what we do. Best.
I worked at Premier Research full-time (More than 5 years)
Lots of flexibility as long as your work is strong. Community environment. More transparent management than other places I've worked. Room to grow is rather frequent as new projects are given (via contract) to the groups there.
This experience apparently can change from office to office. When i left the company was at 1000+ employees with about 12 offices. My experience was from the Quincy, MA office.
Advice to Management
Keep the community feeling and employees will continue to want to put their best foot forward.
This company engages in tactics that are deliberately deceptive. I applied for a position that described the ideal candidate as having many years of experience and a wide range of skills that I would say fell between a senior and principal software engineer. A week later I get a call from HR asking if I can take a call the next day at lunch and I obliged. As the rep goes through their script I notice that the responsibilities don't match the job description so I ask about it. They tell me that they are hiring at multiple levels and that as they interviewed candidates they would determine where each person would fit. I mentioned that the only software engineer position they had listed was the one I applied for and they gave a runaround response. They then went into the typical question about pay. I turned it around and asked what their range was and was surprised that their number was well below market value. When I asked about this they told me that they like to start everyone at the same rate and that as you prove yourself they'll up your salary. By this point I knew I wasn't interested so my final question was what their business reasoning was behind hiring a person for a position if they didn't feel like that person had made a strong enough impression to merit fair market value for the position. Once again they gave a runaround answer. I thanked them for their time, told them I didn't think the position was a good fit, and ended the call.