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Pharmaceutical Product Development Reviews

Updated May 21, 2018
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Pharmaceutical Product Development Chairman and CEO David Simmons
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  • Hard to have a work/life balance if you don't learn to say no (in 74 reviews)

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

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  1. "Love to work at PPD"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior SAS Programmer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior SAS Programmer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It has been 4 years, mostly good.

    Cons

    don't have any cons at this point.

    Advice to Management

    more onsite visit


  2. "Great for entry level Job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great system, Good management system

    Cons

    Very slow growth

  3. "Project Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    There is somewhat of a work life balance

    Cons

    It is a lot of administrative work.


  4. "Solid Company, Tough Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed, Flexible, Good Co-workers, Monthly Donuts

    Cons

    Pay is low, Stressful, Overtime can happen


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Well-managed"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Listens to employees, lots of possible positions/movement within the company, good benefits

    Cons

    There are a few people I’ve run across that don’t fit at PPD-not team players, divisive, catty. They can make things miserable until you roll off that project.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great leadership! Weed out those who don’t embody PPD...even if they’ve been there a while. Continue working on making pay competitive.


  6. "Not bad but not great. Lots of room for improvement."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Remote Site Monitor in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Remote Site Monitor in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are given the ability to work from home sometimes. You aren’t micromanaged. You are eligible for a yearly bonus.

    Cons

    Training program is very lacking. The development process is unclear and inconsistent. The management is not very diverse or consistent with their messages.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a large increase in diversity as well as a stronger training program. There especially needs to be training for management that haven’t managed people previously. There should be more standardizing if policies and it should be documented.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant Nurse"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant Nurse in Wilmington Beach, NC
    Current Employee - Consultant Nurse in Wilmington Beach, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive company to work for

    Cons

    There is very Limited advancement

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work if you hate yourself"

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    Former Employee - Project Assistant in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Project Assistant in Wilmington, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Decent Benefits
    - Looks good on resume

    Cons

    - Management only cares about them self
    - They will work you in to the grave if you let them
    - Pay is not competitive with industry partners
    - Favoritism allows terrible people to keep moving along while everyone works for years in the same depressing position

    Advice to Management

    - Pull the stick out and listen to your employees. Maybe the turnover rate wouldn’t be so high if people didn’t dread coming to work here everyday.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Company Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Great team to work with.

    Cons

    Heavy workload but a supportive team.


  10. "Trash, don’t come, otherwise, you’ll regret."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CRA
    Current Employee - CRA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some coworkers can be nice. Time can be flexible. Can work from home sometimes which is nice. Can’t think anything more.

    Cons

    Some coworkers are very rude. Horrible work life balance, you are expected to work over time and unrealistic long hours.


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