PPD Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2020

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PPD Chairman and CEO David Simmons
David Simmons
471 Ratings
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  1. Featured Review

    "Challenging, rewarding, fast-paced environment"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director Phase I Clinic Pharmacy Services in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PPD full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Managing the PPD phase 1 clinic pharmacy requires a broad range of expertise in many pharmacy practice environments, including but not limited to specialty compounding, the science of cutting edge drug development, manufacturing, infusion therapy, import/export of drugs and devices, FDA regulations, and USP guidelines. PPD the company provides excellent opportunities for pharmacists interested in capitalizing on their experience in any the above and expanding into the rest. In addition to an excellent offering of management, clinical and personal development training modules, PPD also offers many paths and options for advancement in the industry of both early and late phase drug development.

    Cons

    Trying to understand and keep pace with the science involved in cutting edge drug development can be overwhelming, even for recently graduated Pharm D's as well as fellows and established practitioners.

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    PPD2019-08-18
  2. "Great for beginners and those wanting to stay for long periods."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PPD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, easy going working environment

    Cons

    Depending on the area, not much room for growth.

    PPD2020-03-10
  3. "Great team"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Medical Writer in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at PPD full-time

    Pros

    People are great; great virtual environment

    Cons

    Competitive pay; too many hoops to jump through to get PTO approved (we earned the time!)

    PPD2020-06-04
  4. "Its p good"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Research Technician in Austin, TX

    I worked at PPD part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Long breaks, good training, work can be easy

    Cons

    inconsistent hours, takes a long time to get certified, no benefits

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    PPD2020-05-29
  5. "Study Start Up"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Country Approval Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PPD full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, great people to work with, and internal promotions

    Cons

    Just very busy and very metric driven - but that is normal for CROs.

    PPD2020-05-26
  6. "Recommended"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Technology Solutions 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PPD full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Good Benefits -Management Care about Employees

    Cons

    Nothing that I have faced

    PPD2020-05-21
  7. "Good"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - RSM 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PPD full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good environment, friendly staff, flexible, great pay

    Cons

    inconsistent workload,always room for improvement

    PPD2020-05-18
  8. Helpful (2)

    "GMP Experience Gained Here is Helpful in Other Jobs"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PPD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Sense of comradery among low-level employees (which can be seen as a con, however) Free coffee in breakrooms Being able to go to the gas station for food

    Cons

    If you're a lab tech at PPD, prepare to be the lab's janitors. The scientists cannot keep their lab benches cleaned nor maintain their consumables properly. The team I was part of was relegated to clean up after scientists in virtually all labs. And, we were definitely punished if something like a rinse bottle was out of date - because no one else cares about the state of the labs. All departments operate independently from each other, and it takes an enormous effort to get things done if you're working across departments. Managers: I had three different managers in the 15 months I worked there. Only one of them understood the inequalities that our group was going through and tried to work with other departments on our behalf. The other two spat out corporate catchphrases without hesitation. The pay is dreadful. I had previous experience in a lab and was only offered $13.50 starting. About 9 months in all lab techs were given a raise based on education, which created inequality between some newer lab techs and the experienced ones. Instead of actually advancing the current employees and making sure they're well compensated, PPD would much rather hire dozens of assistant scientists and pay them laughable wages. They would counteract the feelings of deficiency with "fun" outings or terrible events put on by the social event committee (whose members are toxic and don't understand what fellow employees would actually want to do). Oh! And instead of closing the campus during the -50°F temperatures Madison experienced in January 2019, they decided that it would be fine to force employees to walk to other buildings outside. During the flooding in August 2018, no email or phone message was sent out to let employees know how to get into work. Most employees had 2+ hour commutes trying to find open roads. The only reason I knew which way to get in was because I read reports of what roads were washed on Reddit. That is despicable.

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    PPD2020-05-28
  9. "Passionate company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PPD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great benefits, passionate people

    Cons

    Large organization sometimes difficult to navigate

    PPD2020-05-15
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Scientist"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Middleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PPD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Variable work, Recognizing achievement, younger workforce. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Pay, often work overtime, need to be in growing department.

    PPD2020-05-12
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