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Pharmaceutical Product Development Reviews

Updated February 20, 2018
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Pharmaceutical Product Development Chairman and CEO David Simmons
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  • Hard to have a work/life balance if you don't learn to say no (in 72 reviews)

  • no work-life balance for at least first 6 months (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Clinical Manager
    Current Employee - Associate Clinical Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the work life balance.

    Cons

    global approach within the company.


  2. "Good place to work"

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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

    Always busy, great job, interesting work

    Cons

    Sometimes employees are over worked

    Advice to Management

    Take care of employees because otherwise they will look elsewhere

  3. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits but Health insurance is just ok. If you stay for longer time you will get better PTO time etc

    Cons

    Not much Team feeling. Culture is do your work and go home. Does not socialize much. DO not see off site team members for years

    Advice to Management

    Political


  4. "Great work life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Busy work atmosphere but there are down times that makes up for all that. Having control over my schedule makes it all worth it

    Cons

    Traveling is fun but sometimes it takes a toll on you when you have young kids and you have to leave weekly for a couple of days at a time

    Advice to Management

    i do not have any advice for management. I am pleased with my employer. This doesn't mean that there isn't room for growth though


  5. "Good Starter Company Exceptional Training"

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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

    Exceptional training, good people to work with, anywhere from stressful to relaxed atmosphere depending on the project you're working on.

    Cons

    They have a tendency to implement RIF layoffs every one to two years.


  6. "Good Place to Start, Not to Stay"

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    Current Employee - Project Assistant in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Project Assistant in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Full Time Employment, Gym, Events, Tuition Reimbursement, On-site Medical, Insurance Premium Reduction Program, Nice Facilities, Food Trucks, Clear Organizational Charts

    Cons

    Work load and demands always increasing, consistently low raises, unclear bonus program, poor management system, very low talent retention, high turn over, executive focused culture,

    Advice to Management

    Talent costs money


  7. "Senior Medical Writer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company focus on adding value to the drug development process
    Appropriate focus on writing process
    Clear mission, strategy, and tactics

    Cons

    Career development is ambiguous
    Senior management (VP and above) is somewhat disengaged from the “worker bees.”

    Advice to Management

    Show that you are listening to the workforce on the front lines.

  8. "PPD"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had an opportunity to work with some wonderful people. Decent pay and good PTO time.

    Cons

    Upper Management not in touch with the worker bees.


  9. "Entry level"

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

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

    Pros

    Freedom
    Treated as an adult
    Your work is rewarding
    Get to know coworkers

    Cons

    Some high school type drama
    People worried others more than theirselves


  10. "Project Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PTO time is great. Pay is great.

    Cons

    Need more holiday time off


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