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PRA Health Sciences Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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Pros
  • The work/life balance is the best that I have experienced in my career to date (in 68 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. Helpful (1)

    "PRA review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Flexible, friendly yet competitive, large, diverse

    Cons

    Salary and raise potential, culture, atmosphere


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    employee focused, room for growth

    Cons

    typical of drawbacks with a large company

  3. "Missing it greatly"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Operations Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Clinical Operations Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, innovative processes, career growth, wonderful and dedicated CRAs and MCOs

    Cons

    Laid off due to restructuring


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Overall, solid company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IHCRA in Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - IHCRA in Blue Bell, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    Work from home days,
    Townhall meetings to provide transparency
    laid-back but professional, not micromanaged
    approachable upper-management
    Good culture that promotes fun and activities
    Decent PTO, Great studies and project teams
    In a tough industry, it's good to know that PRA is a CRO that tries to do it right.

    Cons

    Employees are somewhat closed off from one another, as individuals working in the same office and department often usually does not work on the same projects.

    Advice to Management

    As the company is doing well, reward your employees with bonuses. This would positively reinforce more great work from your employees.


  5. "Salary"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, strong clip ops group, and positive work enviroment

    Cons

    The clip ops has inexperinence FM staff


  6. "Decent CRO"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Specialist I in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Project Specialist I in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay within the CRO sphere. Ability to WFH helps

    Cons

    No true path to promotions


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Stressful Job; Wonderful Team"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Analyst II in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Project Analyst II in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The team is the best part about working here; they are the only thing that keeps me sane most days. My functional managers are extremely supportive and down to earth. PTO is really easy to schedule/they are willing to work with you as long as you set up your back-up ahead of time. We have weekly one-on-ones with our FMs which I think is really valuable.

    Cons

    In this position, there is not a whole lot of opportunity for career development. The skills you learn are invaluable, and the longer you stay the more you learn, however, moving into a management position is pretty hard (there are only a few open) There are a ton of corporate deliverables, and then regular day-to-day tasks on top of that, and then ad-hoc tasks on top of that. The workload is way too much for one person to manage and feel like are able to give their best to all the things they are doing, which can be super discouraging.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the work/life balance of your employees; or you'll continue to see turn-over. Remember that the amount of responsibilities that are placed on us are astronomical so its not fair to expect that everything will be perfect. If you cut down the level of things we are responsible for, you would probably see more quality work. Piling stuff on top of your hardest working employees because you know they'll get it done only causes tension and bitterness.

    Get with the market and raise our pay to be comparable with other CROs.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good CRO to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences full-time

    Pros

    I have worked at more than one CRO and PRA is leaps above some other CROs for employees (and for clients). Responsive HR. Good overall IT and systems. Project management was a great group to work with.

    Cons

    Having some growing pains but growing at a reasonable rate to accommodate appropriate training.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Quality Assurance Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Blue Bell, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for with good benefits and great flexibility. As an embedded employee for a major Pharma company, you're sheltered and protected from all the sizing down and reorganizations that go on. My manager at PRA is supportive, open minded, fair, listens to my concerns and creates an open and honest work environment.

    Cons

    My experience has been good - no cons at this time.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - In House CRA in Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - In House CRA in Blue Bell, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible remote positions, good benefits

    Cons

    No cons to share at this time


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