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Helpful (1)

"No bad."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Close to home and work from home option

Cons

Too much work and luck of support from higher management

Advice to Management

Hire more people

Other Employee Reviews for PRA

  1. Helpful (5)

    "PRA is becoming another PPD"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Team Manager
    Current Employee - Clinical Team Manager
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Despite the poor economy, PRA is hiring several new employees. Due to the industry-wide shortage of CRAs, PRA actively recruits CRAs and has a couple of programs where In-house CRAs can bridge into a CRA position. Many employees, however, leave the company shortly after becoming CRAs.

    Cons

    The company is extremely top-heavy, continually hiring senior-level employees (vice presidents and senior directors) while laying off billable (to clients) employees. In addition, despite that the PRA had one of it's best years, the company didn't give bonuses; however, the CEO's direct reports all received promotions (to Exec VP.) The culture at PRA is to continually step on those below you and to screw the people equal to and above you to get ahead. Like most CROs, it's also extremely female-heavy.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to PPD. Several years ago, PRA was known as a good company because they treated the employees very well. In recent years, several people from PPD came to PRA in senior managment positions, including the CEO. Now, PRA cares very little about their employees.


  2. "Horrible! Unprofessional! Disappointing!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Flextime, benefits, ability to work from home, Bridge program, PTO days, expense reimbursement, tuition payout up front, ability to work on multiple studies at one time.

    Cons

    Too many cliques, many leads and managers have no prior managerial experience but are allowed to derail your professional growth.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, be a part of the solution not the problem. Stop leaving the hen house unattended. Train staff and prepare them for leadership roles. The face of clinical trials is rapidly changing, get in the game or don't play.


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