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PRA Health Sciences Reviews

Updated April 22, 2017
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Pros
  • The work/life balance is the best that I have experienced in my career to date (in 56 reviews)

  • Allowed to work from home 4 times per month (in 42 reviews)

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  1. "CPA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CPA in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - CPA in Bridgewater, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back environment, one WFH day, 4 weeks PTO, flexible scheduling, not much else to add otherwise as the company pretty much gave in to the sponsor's needs without thinking about their employees

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility, lack of feedback from functional managers, very poor quality in hiring/training, unreasonable deadlines to get studies out of SSU


  2. "Document Management Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Document Management Associate in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Document Management Associate in Lenexa, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I like my job very much. you meet a lot of people. Great company to work for.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about this Company


  3. Helpful (3)

    "CRO to stay away from"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Regional CRA in Midvale, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Regional CRA in Midvale, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences (More than a year)

    Pros

    Multiple CRA openings due to turnover.

    Cons

    All strategically aligned therefore little to no room for growth, HR department is scattered, disorganized, and not helpful, poor treatment by Management.


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  5. "Decent Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, opportunity to learn, people,

    Cons

    Ineffective senior leadership, difficult to implement innovative solutions


  6. Helpful (6)

    "PRA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Director in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Project Director in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are okay but not worth the stress and strain on your health and personal relationships due to all work and no life.

    Cons

    They will gladly run you into the ground working 14 plus hours a day for months and months.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome benefits. A great company to gain knowledge but difficult to grow in the company.

    Cons

    No raises, but lots of added on tasks. Very little training. Lots of nepotism. Willing to let the best employees go.

    A lot of drama especially with older people. Was a much better company before they were bought out.

    Advice to Management

    Management is good, its corporate who care little about their employees.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Great benefits... but that's about it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can't beat the benefits; things are new and shiny. Some coworkers are worth keeping the Job. Company's business is expanding, "job security"

    Cons

    It's like stepping into a 1960's Mad Men corporate america.. it's bizarre, just no alcohol and cigarettes. Opportunity for promotions and training is very discriminating and near-nonexistent for many groups and departments. Management and executives are often illiterate of their own departments; intra-departmental work flows and relations are weak; hands on training is lacking; so many processes that are completely ignored at the expense of getting work done.

    Advice to Management

    Not much to say, they should speak up when they can. There is no unbiased or third party to protect managers or employees-- maybe bring back the anonymous mid-year review of employees to their FMs.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Lack of ethics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Washington, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Washington, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    For the most part the people are very committed and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Senior leadership has no ethics and they do not support their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a backbone!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "System Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Blue Bell, PA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Blue Bell, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ok Company, nothing great about this company

    Cons

    Poor Management . Need to imrove a lot

    Advice to Management

    Please look down and see who is working and who is not


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Not Equal!!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Employee in Blue Bell, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Nice office & nice location in Blue Bell, PA

    Cons

    PRA Health Sciences does it's best not to hire qualified black men and even less to hire black women.

    Advice to Management

    HIRE MORE BLACK EMPLOYEES!!!!


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