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Pharmaceutical Product Development Raleigh Reviews

Updated November 30, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits, good work-life balance (in 68 reviews)

  • Ability to work from home in some cases (in 49 reviews)

Cons
  • Hard to have a work/life balance if you don't learn to say no (in 70 reviews)

  • no work-life balance for at least first 6 months (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Project Assistant in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Project Assistant in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health benefits, Flexible time, PTO, Opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Pay did not start out too great but with time it will get better.

    Advice to Management

    My manager was AMAZING!!!


  2. "PPD Inc."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Morrisville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues. Training program is being developed.

    Cons

    Work life balance is nonexistent. Management is a bit unorganized.

  3. "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Pay
    Coworkers are amazing. Very friendly staff.
    Great Benefits (not included in Salary though, but not expensive)
    Great facilities
    Great advancement opportunities if you make a career out of PPD
    Work/Life Balance is good

    Cons

    Not enough hours in a day to fully completed everything, but work/life is good
    Can be stressful with tight turnarounds, learn how to cope/compartmentalize.

    Advice to Management

    Great company! I love working here, but for the amount of work the pay could be better. Either way I love my job because of the amazing people here.


  4. "Managemnt"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    PPD benefits are good and good PTO, about middle of the road in comparison.

    Cons

    Advancement only comes when current manager leaves. Then... you are expected to work like a manager with little training or support to fill the role.

    Advice to Management

    Stop showing the illusion of advancement and training and actually provide non-manager s with management training.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Programmer Analyst II"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful colleagues to work with. This is for the Morrisville, NC location specific review. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    The upper management needs to shed the micro managing habit. Promotions are hard to come by. Upper mgmt makes up excuses (they call reasoning) to justify lack of promotions. Salaries are not as competitive when compared to industry standards, even in the same city.


  6. "Drug safety specialist"

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    Former Contractor - Drug Safety Specialist in Morrisville, NC
    Former Contractor - Drug Safety Specialist in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company to get start. Company gives full training and broad experience

    Cons

    People here are so busy that they dont communicate with each other. Work place environment is not friendly


  7. "Good Place to work for a Pharmaceutical Background"

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    Current Employee - Systems Developer in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Systems Developer in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Stressless job and Nice incentives

    Cons

    Not much career growth in IT

  8. "SAFETY SPECIALIST"

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    Former Contractor - Safety Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Former Contractor - Safety Specialist in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    very helpful co-worker and seniors SS

    Cons

    Tough to manage personal and professional life


  9. "Overall straight forward, easy job. Management can make it difficult."

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    Current Employee - Nurse Consultant in Clayton, NC
    Current Employee - Nurse Consultant in Clayton, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The actual work you do is easy. It is an office job, not floor nursing. Yearly raises and bonuses. Friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Management and very strict timing for breaks and lunches. A variation of schedules which can be good for some but not so good for those looking for straight 9-5.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro-managing and listen to your employees concerns.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Project assistant"

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    Current Employee - Project Assistant in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Project Assistant in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than industray standard


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