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PPD CEO David Simmons
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  1. "The best CRO"

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    Current Employee - CRA in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PPD full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great benefits Relaxed work environment Great culture and very inclusive

    Cons

    Salaries aren’t as high as other CROs, but the other benefits definitely make up for it.

  2. "Secure with Mostly Positive Developments"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Middleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PPD full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    *Semi-annual compensation adjustments (depends on group and supervisor) *Good (albeit overly rigorous) training program *Hours are very flexible *Overtime as desired *401K match

    Cons

    *Pay on the low end of competitive *Working with supervisors, advancement paths are outlined. Often times these seem like a bit of a pipe dream as more senior positions are continually hired out. I've only seen one case of hiring out senior analyst positions in my 4 years that looks to actually have made sense and paid off *Project managers can have unrealistic expectations about timelines

    Advice to Management

    *It's ok to be more transparent about position wide wages or justifications of restructuring. People gossip and the information spreads anyways

  3. "Great place to work, great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PPD full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    This company gives you everything you need to flourish. I have worked here for four years (beginning with my very first clinical research position) and have I feel that I been given all of the necessary tools to excel. I don’t understand the posts about work life balance because that is what you make it. This company certainly gives you ample amount of PTO and resources to turn to if needed. I have really enjoyed working...

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    Cons

    The nature of the work can be taxing, especially in a traveling position.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing.

  4. "Good company."

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    Current Employee - CRA 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PPD full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and good coworkers. Clinical management are great to work with.

    Cons

    LM are not very supportive, and metrics is everything even if you provide quality work.

  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great coworkers, good pay, good benefits, given all tools needed to do job (ie computer, laboratory safety equipment, etc) I personally had an excellent manager

    Cons

    Too many people "in charge", protocol changes suddenly, and the software is a pain in the butt

    Advice to Management

    Improve training procedures to a more uniform approach, email is not the best way of telling people about something that needs immediate attention because some people are in the lab and not able to see their computers until way later

  6. "Worked there 8 months and left for better opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist 

    I have been working at PPD full-time

    Pros

    Consistent bonuses for extra overtime on a monthly basis

    Cons

    Worked there for 8 months and roughly 50% of our department turned over during that time. Poorly managed and scientists were generally greatly overworked

  7. "Good company to begin a monitoring career"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Monitor in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PPD full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The company appears to value ongoing education and training.

    Cons

    Upward mobility appears to to trend according to relationships rather than qualifications and work ethic in some instances.

    Advice to Management

    Please try to diversify your employees across all positions. This would not be based merely on ethnicity, but qualifications, work ethic and capacity to work well with others.

  8. "Good Place to Grow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed working environment that was fun to work in

    Cons

    Interdepartmental disagreements led to unnecessary blaming and stress

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Underpaid"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PPD full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    stability and good PTO package...if you stay here long enough

    Cons

    Underpaid, zero career development path, zero company culture. The company has essentially stripped away any type of work perks in the past few years as it has become more expensive to upkeep, even though the company has had tremendous growth.

  10. "It has its moments"

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PPD full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The work is mostly independent

    Cons

    The pay isnt enough for the amount of work we do and the area

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