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Premier Research Reviews

Updated June 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Good people, good locations, good opportunities (in 6 reviews)

  • There are some really great people there (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Since the last major change in upper management, this company really tries hard to cut corners (in 10 reviews)

  • They employ Clinical Managers who have never monitored before which means they don't know many of the basic monitoring 101 rules (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Bad changes"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Premier Research full-time

    Pros

    A lot of good people to work with and good amount of PTO. Working with small/niche sponsors is great.

    Cons

    The new investors have completely changed everything. People aren't getting promoted now and office-based employees are losing their coveted work from home days. Company used to be great, but now are going to start losing people.

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to your employees doing the work or you will start losing them quickly. If people are not fairly compensated and begin to lose perks, they will stop caring about their work and only do the bare minimum.


  2. "A lot of ups and downs"

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

    I have been working at Premier Research full-time

    Pros

    Great pipeline. Senior Management looking to expand into other areas

    Cons

    No work/life balance -- expected to work overtime after business hours.
    Lots of incompetent people, very little training.
    You will get stuck in a corporate salary structure. Raises are usually very little if anything and no bonuses
    The message is clear that talent can be replaced with new talent.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees. Take the time to listen to their needs and concerns.
    Clean house and get rid of employees who can't pull their weight.


  3. "Not that great!"

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

    I have been working at Premier Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and fantastic atmosphere

    Cons

    Very little scope for career progression! No culture of promoting within the institution


  4. "Don't be Fooled"

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

    I have been working at Premier Research full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of business; flexible work schedule. Lots of paid time off

    Cons

    Don't be fooled by Premier's vision.

    They invest very little in their employees. Bonuses are non existent and raises are extremely low. No one has any problem with you working nights, weekends and well beyond 40 hours in any given week.

    Management is only looking out for the profit, which again, is not shared with the hard workers. Management doesn't care if teams get along or not as long as the money is coming in. There are folks who are outright mean and offensive. A negative work environment where you are threatened or treated poorly is not covered by any laws.

    There are also folks who do not have the ability to do their jobs. Very few get fired or put on a performance plan.

    Hard to move into other roles within Premier.

    Advice to Management

    Start practicing what is part of the 2020 vision. INVEST in your employees.


  5. "Clinical Manager"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Clinical Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Premier Research full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Based on my experience Premier has a positive, collaborative culture although this varies based on your specific manager. Some systems have been upgraded which is helpful.

    Cons

    The workload can be very heavy and the expectation that teams will do more with less can be very frustrating. Opportunities for advancement are limited ad compensation is lower than other CROs.

    Advice to Management

    Address compensation issues to retain employees. Invest in your employees who have invested in your organization. Provide meaningful growth opportuniities.


  6. "This is truly the next generation CRO!"

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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 Premier Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have been working for Premier for nearly 3 years and noticed a lot of improvement, specifically over the past 18 months. Senior Management does really want to make Premier the best CRO to work in the industry and are investing a lot, at many levels, in order to make it an attractive workplace. There have been different employee initiatives throughout the last months in order to make it a better place to work and its definitively paying off.

    Flat organization, senior management is very accessible. Smart, great colleagues. Highly recommend working for Premier!

    Cons

    The majority of Premier employees are home-regional base and whereas it offers great flexibility and accessibility to the best talent, it may be difficult for some people to work independently and with minimum supervision.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Director in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Premier Research full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A decent job. Nice employees who enjoy their clients and how we contribute to helping others. Good people. Nice office.

    Cons

    C suite needs work. One dept. loves drama and stirs it up regularly. We have work to do. All have dominant personalities.

    Advice to Management

    Clean out those who cause drama.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Low-ball salary bids"

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Premier Research full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None NA Nada Zero Empty set.

    Cons

    It is not difficult to find other companies willing to pay higher salaries for quality work. Since the last major change in upper management, this company really tries hard to cut corners.


  9. "Data Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Premier Research full-time

    Pros

    Nice group of people to work with.

    Cons

    No negative comments to share.


  10. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Premier Research full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, good benefits, good coworkers, growth

    Cons

    organization, need for industry standards


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