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PRA Health Sciences Reviews

Updated April 21, 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. "Happy(ish)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Associate in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Project Associate in Lenexa, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Super flexible management that allow for nice work/life balance

    Cons

    Low pay, some outdated systems


  2. "Good company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Resource Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Global Resource Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Gave me an opportunity to prove myseld

    Cons

    Communication is poor regarding transitions and updates


  3. Helpful (1)

    "PRA Health Sciences is a great business to work for that is always striving for future improvements in clinical research"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - In-House Clinical Research Associate in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - In-House Clinical Research Associate in Lenexa, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and decent pay

    Cons

    Long work hours and high workload


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  5. "Excellent Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Team Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Clinical Team Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    PRA has been a wonderful place to work as a Clinical Team Manager (Lead) since I began in mid-2014. My colleagues are competent, personable, and knowledgeable and my managers have been supportive and good resources. The key to PRA's approach to the CTM role is that they incorporate (and expect) that CTMs perform as Clinical Project Managers and you are responsible for the financial/scope/projection piece of they study you are on in addition to your typical lead responsibilities. I expect that if you immerse yourself in this role, you will be rewarded for your work -time will tell, but I have no reason at this point to think otherwise. The training for the role as well as the project specifically has been outstanding.

    Cons

    I am not particularly fond of the systems for CTMS and TMF so far, but admittedly they are both new to me so perhaps once I learn how to utilize them more efficiently/effectively, I will change my opinion. Other than this, I have no complaints to speak of.

    Advice to Management

    Please value your top performing employees and reward them with promotions when deserved. A big part of the reason I came to PRA is because I was told this occurs and I am hopeful it will continue.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Great co-workers, mid-level management, not so much"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Being "down in the trenches" of IT, this was a great place to work. Supportive direct management, and co-workers, a real team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Director-level managers did nothing to promote a work-life balanced, or team environment. They were disengaged, and seemed uncaring for the staff who'd been hard-working contributors. Just use them up, and toss them out.

    Advice to Management

    In IT, communication from mid-level management was non-existent. Silo'd teams each had their own agenda, and the director did nothing to promote a broader level of cooperation between teams.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Descent CRO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Happy with my salary & benefits. Manageable travel expectations. Good managers. They keep protocols to 1-2 at a time. No SWAT visits, like I've done at other companies, where I had to learn a protocol on the flight to the site! PRA has great training. Great expectations for the managers to ensure training of the staff.

    Cons

    So many computer systems that "clash"...some require Google Chrome & some require Internet Explorer. I'm not a computer geek for goodness sake. Lots of redundant documenting...example: one project required us to document our phone contact reports in CTMS & another system. SO many systems!

    Advice to Management

    Could we please consolidate some of these computer systems?


  8. Helpful (5)

    "In House CRA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - In House CRA in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - In House CRA in Lenexa, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have a really generous vacation accrual (6hrs every 2 weeks, increases the longer you're there) and the staff and management are really friendly and cooperative. They're very flexible; if you have an appointment and need to take off a few hours, you can stay later another day(s) to compensate instead of using your PTO. It's a very supportive environment and your manager really exists more to guide you and develop your career, not someone to dread meeting with. They have realistic workloads and won't throw you under the bus or overwork you if a project is taking longer than expected. You should like your study team and vice-versa, and if that's not the case you don't have to be afraid to talk to your manager about it, since they are independent of your team.

    Cons

    If the pay was higher, it would be the perfect job!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Interesting Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Accounting in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Work From Home, Autonomy, Free Stuff

    Cons

    Horrible Management, No Training, Poor Compensation Packages (compared to competitors), One-Sided Management, Conservative Work Environment, Business very casual :)

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your flock


  10. "Growing Company, no structure for employee development and success."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, 4 weeks vacation, laid back work environment

    Cons

    No help with career development and advancement

    Advice to Management

    Pay more and give employees options for advancement and success


  11. "Solid technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CRA III in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - CRA III in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Up to date systems and innovative technology

    Cons

    mandated travel vendors and possible mandated corporate credit card

    Advice to Management

    Do not take away our choice. You will attract a mediocre work force and not independent thinkers



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