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Pharmaceutical Product Development Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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Pharmaceutical Product Development Chairman and CEO David Simmons
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Pros
  • Flexible and good work life balance (in 47 reviews)

  • Ability to work from home was nice (in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • Not a lot of work life balance sometimes (in 55 reviews)

  • No Work life balance, work during week end (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Nice working environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    nice people and competitive salary

    Cons

    jr managers should give more attention to employee's career growth


  2. "Worked with a great team!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits for fulltime employees and flexible hours, had many holidays off

    Cons

    Worked with a small team, had a lot of responsibilities


  3. "Assistant Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Scientist in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Scientist in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a ton of flexibility. It is also a very laid back work environment and tons of overtime available if desired

    Cons

    It will take you a few years to move up any pay grade. The work is very repetitive as well.


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  5. "Clinical Data Manager II"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Data Manager II in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Clinical Data Manager II 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

    Remote work options are available
    Training available to junior staff
    Data management structured with many different levels making promotions attainable

    Cons

    There was a Very high turnover rate in employees in and outside of Data Management
    Poor work life balance
    Expected to take on many projects


  6. "Employee friendly company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior QC Analyst in Middleton, WI
    Current Employee - Senior QC Analyst in Middleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible, is interested in their employees work life balance

    Cons

    Benefits are not great.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "PPD is a great place to work, with flexible hours in a professional analytical lab."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Scientist in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Scientist in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most associates are aged 22-30 at bench level, which makes a friendly work environment. Hours are flexible, with reasonable PTO and OT pay. Excellent opportunity to develop graduates.

    Cons

    Pay is less than industry average, and depending on how productive you are (or company oriented) it like any place can limit your promotion potential.

    Advice to Management

    Learning curve early is steep and many analysts feel under-prepared for significant responsibility. Communication and assistance are key to strengthening bench level analysts.


  8. "CRA"

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    Current Employee - CRA in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - CRA in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Career progression is really slow

    Advice to Management

    Invest more on updating technology/softwares


  9. "Senior scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and work from home opportunities. Friendly work atmosphere, nice space, stable and large company, no layoff for a few years

    Cons

    Fast paced, a lot of work load, long work hours per day, need to work overtime even at weekend, some clients are very demanding

    Advice to Management

    Improve strategy to smooth work flow, cut unnecessary meetings, hires more people. Be more open and decrease turnover rate


  10. "PPD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    competitive pay, decent benefits, global opportunities

    Cons

    Senior Management & lack of professionalism


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Medical Communications Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Medical Communications Specialist in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Medical Communications Specialist in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice break areas, lunch included in your work day, pretty good benefits

    Cons

    Long work days, high turnover



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