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Pharmaceutical Product Development Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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Pharmaceutical Product Development Chairman and CEO David Simmons
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Pros
  • Great staff, great work/life balance (in 65 reviews)

  • Great flexibility including one work from home day (in 48 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. "Assistant researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great staff, great work/life balance.

    Cons

    I have no cons to mention about PPD.


  2. "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.

  3. "Used to be the best... Now, not so sure."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Company offers good work/life balance for some positions. Takes entry-level applicants. Decent career growth for some positions.

    Cons

    Increased workloads each year with only cost-of-living pay increases. Positions are very siloed, no cross-training between teams. Training is minimal to get employees working on billable projects without fully understanding the roles and responsibilities. Managers don't have time to care for each employee and help them grow/learn.

    Advice to Management

    Take a few steps back to a few years ago when training was more thorough, workloads were reasonable, managers helped and cared, and employees were more fulfilled and happy.


  4. "Good Start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work if you are looking for a place to get your foot in the door for lab experience. There are plenty of skills that you can learn and take with you to boost your resume

    Cons

    Very difficult to get promoted except for fringe cases.


  5. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Middleton, WI
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Middleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good workplace morale - specifically in the BioAnalytical department

    Cons

    The facility management in particular strongly needs to work on respecting and considering the needs of the bioanalytical department - have been immensely unfair and inconsiderate.


  6. "Associate Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Learning opportunities, innovative, culture

    Cons

    Work life balance , performance management process


  7. "CROs are a Drag"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Team Manager
    Former Employee - Clinical Team Manager
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Throws you into new therapeutic areas without experience, so you can learn on the job.

    Cons

    Not enough training in new therapeutic areas or support for large phase III trial management.

    Advice to Management

    Don't overwork your employees.

  8. "Love it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Great flexibility including one work from home day

    Cons

    Pay is not as much as similar companies


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Remote Site Monitor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, not traveling, good work life balance

    Cons

    There is no clear path for career development for RSMs


  10. "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.


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