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Pharmaceutical Product Development Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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  • Hard to have a work/life balance if you don't learn to say no (in 68 reviews)

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

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  1. "Just a job"

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

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    I was hired with absolutely no experience which seems crazy but was great for me after graduating from college.

    Cons

    This company is very disorganized. I learned about new policies that I was apparently violating 10 months after I started.
    They severely under compensate employees for the work that we do.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Supervisors try too hard to be your friend, forget how to give negative feedback"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Middleton, WI
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Middleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, easy to form and maintain relationships. Work was sometimes dynamic

    Cons

    Management was very bad at giving feedback. Did not receive any critical or negative feedback until managers eventually approached me. Because of this, promotions and raises were not appropriately given. Management needs to stop trying to be our friends and work on building our careers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be our friends. We have enough of those already. You are paid to be leaders.

  3. "Project Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great out of college work experience. Allows you to build knowledge and skill that are utilized in the industry and gets you started.

    Cons

    There can be favoritism. Work load can be too much at times. Not much consistency. Not great training systems. Your growth in the industry is determined by the cards you are handed. It can be a limiting factor.


  4. "Disappointed"

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

    Pros

    PTO comparable to other companies

    Cons

    Very high turnover. Poorly defined and documented processes and procedures. Processes and systems do not allow for efficient documentation of pertinent information and action, which leads to repeat requests, reinventing the wheel and upset customers.


  5. "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Job expectation are not difficult.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits is not great. Promotions are hard to come by.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within and have more moral boosting events.


  6. "Great work being done here"

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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

    Working on top of the line instruments

    Cons

    Not much teamwork or collaboration


  7. "Good start"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent training, room for growth.

    Cons

    Stepping stone to better place. Pay isn't competitive .

  8. "Senior CRA"

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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

    Pros

    Great people, great training programs, excellent career ladder and growth potential, good work life balance, challenging studies , decent work load. Great management support from my personal experience.

    Cons

    Site selection isn't always great (would make for a "great"work load, geographical site assignment could be better (would make work life balance "great").

    Advice to Management

    Help us help make site selection better.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "QC reviewer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middleton, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middleton, WI

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

    Pros

    Great place to gain experience, great benefits

    Cons

    favoritism, management doesn't listen to their employees, upper management makes decisions about day to day activities without knowing how things actually work

    Advice to Management

    promote the people who actually put in the work and deserve it instead of the people you "like" or have been in a position for a specific length of time. pay a wage that is comparable to private labs in this area


  10. "PPD"

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    Current Employee - Systems Developer in Highland Heights, Campbell, KY
    Current Employee - Systems Developer in Highland Heights, Campbell, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large stable company, generally flexible work hours, and fairly good benefits package.

    Cons

    Lower than market rates for salaries in IT roles. Culture could use an overhaul.


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