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Pharmaceutical Product Development Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  • Hard to have a work/life balance if you don't learn to say no (in 59 reviews)

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

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  1. "Stuck between legacy and future"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The TIP organization is really intentional in driving innovation across all areas of business.
    There is an amazing amount of undiscovered talent

    Cons

    The legacy culture which prevents the company from reaching the transformation efforts it pursues

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your culture


  2. "Research Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There were always available shifts and plenty of hours to pick up if I needed them. The scheduling is flexible and the job affords a high degree of autonomy if you can retain information and follow procedure.

    Cons

    There were many hands on at any given time and there was a high degree of variability in terms of quality of the technicians.

    Advice to Management

    I'm not sure what changes have been made since my employment but at the time I would have recommended a quicker dismissal of technicians who could not keep pace.


  3. "research tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great coworkers, supervisor.
    opportunity to advance

    Cons

    few hours per week,
    have to work weekends.


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  5. "Good Company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cooperative team
    work/life balance
    Flexible hours
    Decent pay

    Cons

    Less exposure to new technologies


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Depends on your microcosm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Like any company, depends on your boss. I had some good and fair bosses who were supportive. My colleagues were great. Upper management was hands-off. PTO (vacation and sick time) were great.

    Cons

    I ended up having one boss who decided that after I had a medical emergency that I was a liability. She did a very good job of making my life hell and setting me up to fail. It worked, I left.

    Advice to Management

    Own up to your mistakes. If multiple employees are having a problem with the same manager, guess what? It's the manager.


  7. "Research Scientist at PPD"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good training, big CRO and better for your future career

    Cons

    low pay and benefit comparing to industry

    Advice to Management

    some are good and some are bad


  8. "Quality Analyst in Cincinnati/Kentucky"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Not many. Pharma is good aspect

    Cons

    Not much growth. Disorganized company. Culture/environment could use improvement


  9. "Research Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in New Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Investigation and development work. Very interesting.

    Cons

    The Salary is not fair compared to the company I am working.

    Advice to Management

    Not relation with the management. This question does not apply


  10. "Scientist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Scientist in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Scientist in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PPD was a great company to work. They offered great benefits. They also had many events during the year where they showed how much they appreciated each employee.

    Cons

    They did not pay as well as some other companies. That is my only Con with PPD. Otherwise they are a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Most managers at PPD are nice. They as well as the scientist are under time constraints to meet project deadlines. Things can get stressful at times. However, the managers just need to continue to value the hard workers.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to different types of tests and drug formulations.

    Cons

    Management-very heircical. Performance management system changes every year, evaluation based on bell curve. No punishment to analyst who under perform and little rewards for hose that out perform.



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