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"It's a lot better than some people think"

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Current Employee - Programmer Analyst
Current Employee - Programmer Analyst
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good pay rate. Knowledgeable peers. Management sympathetic to work/life balance. Big, solid CRO. Lots of available training. Very relaxed dress code. Nice food/drink perks.

Cons

Pretty heavy workload, not always enough people, long hours sometimes when nearing deliverable date. Software levels could be more current.

Advice to Management

Do what it takes to retain the good people, a strong core is essential. Make sure the technical solutions are adequate for the job required.

Other Employee Reviews for Pharmaceutical Product Development

  1. "Your mileage will vary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    PPD's greatest strength are the quality of its people. I have met and made many friends. If you don't get sick often, the PTO policy is pretty good. The benefits are definitely better than my last job.

    Cons

    The downside is that there are no real rewards to doing a GREAT job. Managers don't feel a need to compliment you on a job well done, though they are quick to find fault when something goes wrong. And god forbid your boss doesn't like you--it's an atmosphere of your word against your boss. Upper management will side with its own. It's too bad, PPD has a lot of potential, but there's no team feeling when things go wrong and no corresponding rewards when things go right.

    Advice to Management

    If somebody does a good job, let them know. Also, recognize the other people besides just the scientists that do the work, there are a lot of people who work behind the scenes. Give opportunities to vary the responsibilities based on a person's strengths (i.e., good technical skills does not necessarily translate as good people skills) Don't make it so damned near difficult to get a real raise. And if someone complains about their manager, don't make a knee-jerk reaction that they must be whiner and should go someplace else.


  2. "Successful Overall - on the backs of many"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lucrative for some, benefits from strong industry demand

    Cons

    Limiting and managed by mid-level mgmt that is too task oriented, limited in leadership skill/ability

    Advice to Management

    Promote to mgmt those that have leadership and communicative abilities, not those that have simply mastered job tasks and specialized knowledge

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