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Updated February 21, 2018
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PRA Health Sciences President, CEO & Director Colin Shannon
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  • PRA tries very hard to ensure work-life balance, but this is still challenging in CRO environment (in 31 reviews)

  • Upper management on studies could benefit from being more organized but overall fair management (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "PRA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, great company culture.

    Cons

    A lot of consistent changes in management.


  2. "Good company to work for."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance, great team, yearly increase

    Cons

    Traffic into the downtown area

    Advice to Management

    allow more work from home, remote options

  3. "Clinical Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    working remotely when not traveling

    Cons

    Travel can be up to 75%

    Advice to Management

    Person must be organized and self motivated


  4. "CRA"

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    Current Employee - CRA in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - CRA in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    organized company
    Fair and reasonable work / life balance

    Cons

    Upper management on studies could benefit from being more organized but overall fair management.


  5. "Clinical Research Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -PTO is good
    -Culture is pretty good

    Cons

    -Management will sometimes picks and choose who is promoted
    -The annual merit increase was only 2% for me. I have heard other CRA's get up to 8% with their manager. 2% is not a lot, but it is better then nothing.
    -The insurance can be better but it is not the worst I have had.
    -No bonus

    Advice to Management

    -More transparency with with equal pay.
    -Include bonus's or other (higher) cash incentives for the CRA's


  6. "PRA Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lenexa, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I'm very happy so far at PRA. Good benefits, friendly co-workers and I am able to maintain a good work life balance most of the time. My favorite benefit and the one that will be the strongest thing keeping me here is the paid time off policy (PTO) and ability to work remotely. Unfortunately the PTO policy was changed recently for newer employees, but more tenured employees keep the higher rate of time accumulation.

    Cons

    Some of the software systems used are time-consuming and not very user friendly; duplicate work is sometimes required as they are not linked together. There are frequent drives to switch software systems, which exacerbates this. I'm also finding that some of the contracts are bid in ways that directly conflict with PRA processes, leading to difficulties for PMs down the line (though this may be a common problem across CROs in order to stay competitive with each other).

    Advice to Management

    I would love to see some of our systems become more interconnected and streamlined for users. Please encourage continued focus on employee satisfaction and work life balance.


  7. "Proposal"

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    Former Employee - Proposals in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Proposals in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, great people, great teams.

    Cons

    Requires in office work vs. wfh models

  8. "PLM"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, great people to work with

    Cons

    cannot carry over vacation, and 401 K contribution could be better


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, great people, great place to work

    Cons

    PRA tries very hard to ensure work-life balance, but this is still challenging in CRO environment.


  10. "IT Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, excellent intern projects, great management

    Cons

    sometimes hard to communicate with remote employees

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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