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Pharmaceutical Product Development Reviews

Updated August 16, 2018
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Pharmaceutical Product Development Chairman and CEO David Simmons
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  • "Maintaining a work life balance is difficult" (in 78 reviews)

  • "Heavy workload, no work-life balance, demanding requests" (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Finance Coordinator (Billing)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Very good opportunities. Interesting day-to-day duties.

    Cons

    Overloaded and huge backlog. Changing implementation while in process.


  2. "Good Company moving forward"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    PPD is working to make changes to become a more friendly employee focused company.

    Cons

    As with all large companies, this takes longer than 2 weeks to see as an employee

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistance in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistance in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company. Love it, love it.

    Cons

    None I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Usual, white management no persons of color in higher offices


  4. "Friendly Environment but High Workload"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team is friendly, good training.

    Cons

    Workload can often be unrealistically extreme. Some people just take advantage of dumping on others and doing less on their own giving family excuses when that has nothing to with work or to determine if another person has to die working. Average pay. Misleaded recognition and credit of getting the work done.

    Advice to Management

    Please do not dump work on someone just because they do not have kids or a family. That is none of the employer's business and they can't fall sick. Please consider setting realistic timeline of projects depending on complexity.


  5. "PPD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Lots of smart and nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours. Frequent tight deadlines.


  6. "Overall a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours; great work/life balance

    Cons

    Low salary; slow growth in professional development


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, good work-life balance, able to develop niche in company

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to market standards

  8. "Project Assistant II"

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    Current Employee - Project Assistant II in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Project Assistant II in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great benefits, one work from home day a week, access to gym and free gym classes.

    Cons

    Small raises, heavy workload, unrealistic expectations from Management.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "PPD"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, stability, gym, room for advancement, 45+ countries

    Cons

    Like people they can control and show favoritism


  10. "Assistant Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Scientist in Middleton, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Scientist in Middleton, WI

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in working hours is a great perk, along with all of the people that I worked with.

    Cons

    Communication from leadership leaves alot to be desired.

    Advice to Management

    Please look at the hard workers for promotions! It seems that there are so many people that are given the ability to rise up in the company that don't seem to know what they are doing.


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