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Premier Research Reviews

Updated August 11, 2017
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Pros
  • A lot of good people to work with and good amount of PTO (in 8 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)

  • Argumentative and extremely rude line managers (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Premier Research full-time

    Pros

    A paycheck twice a month, hotel points, airline miles, car rental points, airline club membership or tsa precheck, cell phone, reimbursement for office supplies, $500 office start-up; a whole lot of goofying off; ability to vacation on company time and expense without getting detected;

    Cons

    What more can a person ask for when given all of the pros.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring staff that are clueless; it really helps me dodge the bullet.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "CRA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Premier Research (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The only thing good about this company is great pay.

    Cons

    Horrible clinical managers. Lina Managers claim they support you but they're really supporting the CMs. ALOT of pettiness and politics go on in this company just for people to make themselves look good. They do not care if you are on site a whole week. It's expected to get work done right away even while on site and away from your home office Premier CLAIMS they care about their CRAs...but they don't. I spent MOST of my time crying in this company.

    Advice to Management

    Update your systems ! Who still uses Microsoft Word to write trip reports??

  3. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Clinical Manager"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Manager in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Clinical Manager in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Premier Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good CRAs. Small CRO however salary is in line with bigger CROS. Fair vacation policy. Training helpful as systems are so outdated.

    Cons

    Clueless line management. Line management does not understand clinical research. Argumentative and extremely rude line managers. Systems are very old and quirky.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "DON'T BOTHER APPLYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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

    I worked at Premier Research full-time

    Pros

    There are plenty of employees UNDER management that were a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Line managers are rude and not open to change. If they feel threaten by you or your ideas, they will either take them or get rid of you.

    Communication and honesty isn't valued here.

    Absolutely no work/life balance.

    HR does not have have your best interest at heart. They say one thing but will secretly stab you in the back. Also most of the 5/5 you see under their reviews is HR.

    Employees in certain departments are hard to work with and super opposed to change even if it's helping the company move forward. They're so comfortable and feel "secure" that they feel entitled and will speak to you in any kind of way.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to CEO instead... get out of your office and really figure out who your employees (line managers) really are. They are a big part of your turnover rate.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible treatment of employees"

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

    Pros

    Pretty laid back atmosphere. Working from home is allowed (only for some departments though). Co-workers are generally hard working and helpful. Used to be a great company to work for about 5 years ago. Benefits are generally ok. Pockets of great people including upper management, but usually those people are kept from doing anything helpful by all the red tape and other upper management who want to build their empires.

    Cons

    In five years this place has gone remarkably downhill. It got too big way too fast and upper management does not seem to care AT ALL about the employees, rather building their own little empires to save their own butts. What kind of company lays off an entire office of people and the same day posts URGENT needs for the same position on LinkedIn? The work life balance is non-existent and they will take advantage of the best people for as long as they can. They are so worried about costing and saving money that they have forgotten that a happy employee will work 10 times as hard as an angry/disenfranchised one.

    Advice to Management

    Happy employees will save you money and time. Remember that the workers are the ones that actually do the work that keeps the sponsors happy - without them you are nothing. Stop shuffling things around so much to save yourself and focus on making sure you actually can retain key workers.


  7. "Excessive workload for an extended period of time"

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    Former Employee - Data Manager
    Former Employee - Data Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are absolutely great, professional, competent, hard-working and supportive of each other. Great team spirit. Good cooperation between the offices. Work gets done mostly thanks to these dedicated people.

    Cons

    Upper management is poor and does not share information. Layoffs are not announced. My project manager just stopped responding to e-mails and nobody knew for a few days that she was laid-off. People work long hours and weekends. Pay is below average.

    Advice to Management

    Work on 1) communicating your goals and expectations regularly and in a credibile manner; and 2) establishing trust among the employees in your abilities and commitment.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Brutal Place to Work - Don't Expect to be Appreciated in any Tangible Way"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Premier Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a paycheck in a tough economy. Nice vacation package. Used to be a much better place to work.

    Cons

    Workloads are very unreasonable - expect to work most nights and weekends for your salary. They will work you to death - constantly asking for more, but seldom rewarding you. Somehow there is always money for raises and promotions for higher levels; it just never trickles down. Level of professionalism across management is very low.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to reward and retain your quality employees, or they will continue to flee in droves.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Sub-standard company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Premier Research full-time

    Pros

    Good team work. Attracts interesting projects from small and mid size bio pharma companies

    Cons

    No focus on project delivery. Management always more interested in protecting incompetent employees. Hard work unappreciated.


  10. "Small company with small direction"

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    Former Employee - Data Associate in Bloomingdale, IL
    Former Employee - Data Associate in Bloomingdale, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Its a small company so everyone treats you like family which could be good and bad. You get exposure to doing many tasks across departments so gaining experience in the many facets of data management is possible.

    Cons

    Due to being a small company you feel that everyone wants to know your personal life. There are not many opportunities to advance and management is not open to new ideas on how to become more efficient in performing tasks. There is a strong sense of favoritism amongst who gets promoted by management. There is no training provided to new associates and management is not readily available to assist with questions. Its basically a sink or swim situation.

    Advice to Management

    Provide some sort of training to all new employees regardless of position level. Every job should count no matter how small. Listen to employee needs, concerns, and ideas if you want to retain the best employees that will help your organization grow and succeed.


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