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Pharmaceutical Product Development Raleigh Reviews

Updated April 3, 2017
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  • Hard to have a work/life balance if you don't learn to say no (in 62 reviews)

  • VERY HIGH workload, no work life balance (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "CRA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CRA in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - CRA in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Career progression is really slow

    Advice to Management

    Invest more on updating technology/softwares


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Director"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    industry reputation compensation benefits clients

    Cons

    dishonest, disloyal unethical untruthful unsupportive

    Advice to Management

    PPD is a very dishonest company . Clients should beware -billed for services not performed As an employee, you are expected to look the other way


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Medical Communications Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Medical Communications Specialist in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Medical Communications Specialist in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice break areas, lunch included in your work day, pretty good benefits

    Cons

    Long work days, high turnover


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  5. "Conglomerate"

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    Former Employee - Systems Designer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Systems Designer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    One of the largest CRO's

    Cons

    Poorly organized, antiquated tools and systems, low employee morale.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Seems too stuffy..."

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    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Pay for Senior CRA is fair, medical benefits are good. Line Managers appear to be caring and we'll informed.

    Cons

    There are so many SOPs and systems to work in. There is an SOP for everything so critical thinking and individuality are discouraged. Expense reporting is archaic and training is confusing. Seems a little stuffy for my tastes.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe give employees more opportunities to be individuals. Everyone's situation and schedule is different. Be more accommodating for CRAs.


  7. "Safety Specialist"

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    Former Contractor - Safety Specialist in Morrisville, NC
    Former Contractor - Safety Specialist in Morrisville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible timings to work
    WFH options.

    Cons

    Contractors are treated in a very bad manner. They offer full time to the contractors by setting up a pay range which is very much less than what other company's are paying for the same role in the same area. They don't offer you full time based on your skills or your contribution to the project.
    We were given just 1 day notice regarding the project completion which is very bad.
    It's a CRO which is like a puppet in the hands of the client. Poor decision making by the higher management.
    Project will be extended for only 2 months every time. Hard to find a lease for every 2 months.
    No scope for growth and to improve your skills. You will be struck with the same duties all the time with no chance to improve your skills.

    Advice to Management

    Try to treat the contractors in a better way.
    Try to give 2 weeks of notice regarding the project extension( we both are humans)
    Try to implement your own decisions.


  8. "STAY AWAY FROM RTP OFFICE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - They will hire any level of SAS programmer even with ZERO skill level so good for those looking to get experience in the industry on short-term basis

    Cons

    - POOR MANAGEMENT. Programming group is run by an individual or two sitting at high level with the philosophy of LOW PAY, MORE WORK, NO CAREER GROWTH, and propagating FAVORITISM (favoring some individuals over others for personal reasons, other than work-related)
    - LOW PAY
    - PROMOTIONS ARE A FOREIGN CONCEPT


  9. "working at ppd"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacovigilance Director in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Pharmacovigilance Director in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development (More than a year)

    Pros

    well being of staff; work/life balance

    Cons

    speed at which change takes place within the company


  10. "Nice place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst II in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst II in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, flex schedule, good management

    Cons

    Sometimes a few hours of overtime are required

    Advice to Management

    Hire more college graduates ok!


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Medical Communication Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Medical Communications Specialist in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Medical Communications Specialist in Morrisville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    you sit in a cube

    Cons

    Social groups play a large part in the promotion and recognition of employees. If you are in a favorite group you can coast on up but if you are someone who works hard you will be ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on knowing your coworkers and not just the ones you go out to lunch with.


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