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Pharmaceutical Product Development Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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  • Hard to have a work/life balance if you don't learn to say no (in 65 reviews)

  • no work-life balance for at least first 6 months (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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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

    Great company, stable and consistent.

    Cons

    Salary is lower than average industry.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are your #1 asset!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Research scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middleton, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people that work with the teams and clients.

    Cons

    Executive level do not engage the people. They hold Town Hall Meetings spouting how successful we are but then hand out raises that are less then 2%.

    Advice to Management

    Stop saying how great EBITA is and how successful year we have had. When we are bleeding at the mid-management level with all of the resignations.

  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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    • Senior Management
    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. "A place for new grads, not a place I would want to spend a career."

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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

    Pros

    Free donuts once a month. Early release day before holidays.

    Cons

    Supervisor did not support my decisions, often making me look incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    Support your staff and the company will benefit greatly. Also, stop the adversarial "QA vs. Lab" vibe you have going on.


  6. 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


  7. "Good first job"

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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

    Pros

    PPD is a nice stepping stone for a career in pharma or related industries.

    Cons

    Poor management with little interest in professional development of employees.

  8. "Loved working here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and coworkers. Lots of opportunities to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Salary is somewhat low compared to national averages at similar positions.


  9. "It's ok."

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

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Lots of excellent valuable experience for people that want to get in the clinical research field

    Cons

    Questionable upper management tactics. High employee turn over, high stress.

    Advice to Management

    Increase your employees salaries, that ll decrease turn over and improve quality.


  10. "Clinical Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - CRA
    Current Employee - CRA

    Pros

    It is a very good company

    Cons

    I have no Cons at this moment


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