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Pharmaceutical Product Development Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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  • Hard to have a work/life balance if you don't learn to say no (in 63 reviews)

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

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  1. "very good company"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good company, good training

    Cons

    no obvious downsides about this company


  2. "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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyable"

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    Current Employee - Remote Site Monitor in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Remote Site Monitor in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility is great. Management is great. I really enjoy the laid back atmosphere of the headquarter office. The perks are fun - pop up surprises, company cookouts, etc. great benefits. Amazing training.

    Cons

    Heavy workload. Low pay rate in comparison to similar companies. Difficult for quick advancement. Lots of overlap with the different jobs with no clear guidelines.


  4. "Stable"

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    Current Employee - Administration in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Administration in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large local employer, Competitive benefits, Pay for the area is slightly above average

    Cons

    Low female executive presence, reactive benefits and retention vs industry leading, lack of professional devlopement, "class" system between executive offices and their interactions with "everyone else"

    Advice to Management

    Be friendlier with non-execs and staff. Treat support staff with respect. Increase female presence in boardrooms and top level offices.


  5. 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


  6. "Research Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in New Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good condition of work but I was assigned to a different company facilities

    Cons

    Salary was not according to the company I was working

    Advice to Management

    Improve the labor conditions as for example salary


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Supervisors try too hard to be your friend, forget how to give negative feedback"

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    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Middleton, WI
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Middleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, easy to form and maintain relationships. Work was sometimes dynamic

    Cons

    Management was very bad at giving feedback. Did not receive any critical or negative feedback until managers eventually approached me. Because of this, promotions and raises were not appropriately given. Management needs to stop trying to be our friends and work on building our careers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be our friends. We have enough of those already. You are paid to be leaders.

  8. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Job expectation are not difficult.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits is not great. Promotions are hard to come by.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within and have more moral boosting events.


  9. "Good start"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent training, room for growth.

    Cons

    Stepping stone to better place. Pay isn't competitive .


  10. Helpful (3)

    "QC reviewer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middleton, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middleton, WI

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

    Pros

    Great place to gain experience, great benefits

    Cons

    favoritism, management doesn't listen to their employees, upper management makes decisions about day to day activities without knowing how things actually work

    Advice to Management

    promote the people who actually put in the work and deserve it instead of the people you "like" or have been in a position for a specific length of time. pay a wage that is comparable to private labs in this area


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