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Pharmaceutical Product Development Reviews

Updated February 20, 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. "Assistant Scientist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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


  3. "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.


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  5. "CRA"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "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


  7. "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


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    "Medical Communications Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Excellent for learning. Get variety of exposure and colleagues are very nice - helpful.

    Cons

    Pays little less salary than few CROs


  10. "Large company that cares about people and culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiting Manager in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiting Manager in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment with a staff focused on improving health and helping our clients bring life changing drugs to market. I love working for a company that I know is making a positive difference in the lives of so many.

    Cons

    Like any professional services company experiencing significant rapid growth, there are challenges around striking the right balance of staffing/forecasting when staff is needed.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop and grow your teams, as this is the best source of highly engaged and qualified talent.


  11. "Programming Team Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programming Team Leader
    Former Employee - Programming Team Leader
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people. Good benefits. Fair pay.

    Cons

    Long hours. Constant change in how your job is done.

    Advice to Management

    employ enough people to get the job done in a timely manner. Would cause less chance of errors and less stress.



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