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"Great employees (in general), Poor Management"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I have been working at PRA full-time

Pros

Great employees to work with majority of the time

Cons

- Incompetent management that works at home most of the time and too scared to get their hands dirty, hence out of touch with their teams.
- Promotion based on favoritism rather than merit. Managers will only promote people who are their buddies or do not pose a threat to the middle management rather than capable employees.
- The working environment has changed to a very unhappy place without any laughter or smiles due to overloading its employees with too much workload and studies.
- No leadership and team building exercises because that would impair the budget
- New regional director is from PPD which brought the PPD culture to PRA which have shown some negative impacts with quality with more cost cuts and a degree of micromanagement
- Job cuts are more common
- Due to cuts, tasks are being sought in other offices which bring inefficiency to the local team’s turn around timeline.
- Competent employees will be overloaded while identified incompetent employees will receive a handful of studies. This causes competent ones to overload and stress and leave.
- Team helping within the same department or other departments are discouraged since it will impact on billing Sponsor.
- Salaries, car allowance and travel budget are all below industry standard even though they advertise as being competitive.

Advice to Management

Value your employees rather than over promising your sponsors with unrealistic deliverables which negatively impacts on the wellbeing of your employees and their loyalty.

Don’t be scared of saying “NO” to Sponsors like other bigger CROs when Sponsor requests are unrealistic.

Other Employee Reviews for PRA

  1. Helpful (1)

    "CRA position"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PRA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    CRAs enjoy a flexible work schedule and are able to schedule their travel and site visits to meet their specific needs for the most part. The managment suppor for CRAs is good. Functional managers are assigned to each employee to balance the demands of different departments and studies keeping the pressure on prioritizing off the CRA. The company provides a great benefit package especially to the senior people. PRA has a great IT department that is available 24/7 and is extremely helpful.

    Cons

    Like many high tech companies PRA has too many systems/processes and has frequent changes in systems that require consistent in-service.

    Advice to Management

    Upper managment should apply the KISS principle whenever possible. Routine clerical work should be shifted to the lowest level employees, expense report proceeds should be reworked and the services of the travel department should be used to provide central invoicing and expenses for airfare and possibly hotels.


  2. 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

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