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Pharmaceutical Product Development Reviews

Updated December 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits, good work-life balance (in 68 reviews)

  • Ability to work from home in some cases (in 49 reviews)

Cons
  • Hard to have a work/life balance if you don't learn to say no (in 70 reviews)

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

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  1. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "Research Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in New Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good condition of work but I was assigned to a different company facilities

    Cons

    Salary was not according to the company I was working

    Advice to Management

    Improve the labor conditions as for example salary


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible Training"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Pros of working at PPD is working with some clients.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible, the management is terrible, and the training is also terrible.


  6. "Unprofessional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development part-time

    Pros

    scheduling flexibility (24 hr facility)

    Cons

    management, disorganization, split shifts, poor pay rate


  7. "Challenging & Rewarding"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great co-works and management all around. Love the flexiblity and work life balance.

    Cons

    Contiue to work to keep remote employees engaged

  8. "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.


  9. Helpful (2)

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

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    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.


  10. "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.


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