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PRA Health Sciences Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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PRA Health Sciences President, CEO & Director Colin Shannon
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Pros
  • The work/life balance is the best that I have experienced in my career to date (in 63 reviews)

  • Allowed to work from home 4 times per month (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor work/life balance teamed with lack of managerial support makes it hard for staff to stay with the company (in 29 reviews)

  • Upper management was overly strict with a job that can be done from home (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Decent company to work for to gain experience."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and no micromanaging.

    Cons

    Low salary for the industry.


  2. "Clinical Research Associate III"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fortunate to have a great Line Manager that was very supportive. Although travel could be hectic, management always allowed flex time to provide a sense of work-life balance.

    Cons

    No clear path to a promotion. Consistently informed a promotion would happen, but it did not come. No bonus structure.

    Advice to Management

    Provide internal employees more opportunities for advancement. Add a bonus structure.

  3. "Keine Firma zum Altwerden/Bleiben"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mannheim (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mannheim (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Geben Berufs- und Brancheneinsteigern eine Chance. Zumeist gutes Arbeitsklima.

    Cons

    Man wird mit Arbeit und neuen Verantworlichkeiten überschüttet, aber nicht dafür entlohnt. Schlechte bzw. kaum Karrieremöglichkeiten. Beförderungen nur in starren Intervallen, außer der Reihe nicht möglich, ansonsten nur jährlicher Inflationsausgleich (wird als "merit increase"/"Verdiensterhöhung" verkauft). Wenn man mit einem vergleichweise niedrigen Gehalt einsteigt, hat keine Möglichkeiten das zeitnah auszugleichen. Keine zusätzlichen Leistungen zum Gehalt (keine von der Firma geförderte bAV, Weihnachtsgeld, Erfolgsprämien), zumindest nicht bei kleinen Angestellten.

    Advice to Management

    Endlich die Amerikanischen Null-Inhalt-Floskeln ablegen und etwas für die Mitarbeiter machen. Gute Mitarbeiter (= Erfahrung) halten und nach Leistung bezahlen, auch, und erst Recht, auf den niedrigen Positionen. Wenn ständig von guten/super Geschäftsjahren geredet wird, warum merken dann nicht alle Angestellten das im Geldbeutel???


  4. "Recruiter"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Coworkers, and get to listen to music all day

    Cons

    No Growth in company. Never a good Raise

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees what they are worth


  5. "A-"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They really care about your career development, work-life balance, love my coworkers, great work environment

    Cons

    too many cheifs, but fair amount of indians


  6. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences part-time

    Pros

    Great fellow employees and management. Great!

    Cons

    Can get boring at times. But what place doesn't?


  7. "Not perfect, but definitely one of the best"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Healthy company that's growing incredibly fast.

    Cons

    The pace of growth is putting stress on aging systems

  8. "Recruitment Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    PRA is a great company. There is a good work life balance and management cares about career development. Lots of top down communication.

    Cons

    Would like to be offered attendance at conferences and meetings for career growth.


  9. "Stuck in a rut"

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    Current Employee - TMF Coordinator in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - TMF Coordinator in Lenexa, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Focus on career development
    Allowance of remote access

    Cons

    Poor compensation
    "Move up and move out" isn't applicable for the department
    Not open to outside ideas or conceptual approaches
    Echo chamber culture


  10. "Clinical Team Lead"

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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

    Great people! Great work and life balance! Great flexibility with schedule! Welcomes autonomy and diversity!

    Cons

    No clear path for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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