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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great work environment little room for career growth"

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    Former Employee - Senior Trial Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Trial Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work from home multiple days a week, very flexible, great work environment, good support from line manager, and great clients

    Cons

    You are resource based on client need. Essentially you are just an FTE for the client. There is little to know career path. Benefits were not good after merger with PRA

    Advice to Management

    Create a career path for your embedded program employees. Go back to the supplemental insurance you provided


  2. "Decent Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Fort Washington, MD
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Fort Washington, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I would say they had decent benefits but it wasn't all that compared to other companies of the same size and reputation.

    Cons

    The work load was unbelievable

    Advice to Management

    Employ the right quantity of staff and give them decent benefits, the turn over rate would be impacted significantly.

  3. "Lots of potential"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Rydal, PA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Rydal, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hard working colleagues with a desire to provide excellent client services.

    Cons

    Poor experience of staff outside the US. No strong clinical staff on-site, rely on contract physicians hired only when needed and after client awards are made.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the commodity that is neing sold is EXPERTISE. Therefore recruit and develop high level expertise in order to grow the Company. Empasis seems to be on low cost expertise, this will not provide high quality expertise.


  4. "Great pay not so great management"

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

    I worked at ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was great but the benefits were subpar

    Cons

    No real work life balance

    Advice to Management

    It was hopefully a good move to get rid of management with the PRA merger


  5. "RPS was a great place"

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    Former Employee - Ops Specialist in Fort Washington, PA
    Former Employee - Ops Specialist in Fort Washington, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible and good pay. Work from home and the fact that you were embedded was nice.

    Cons

    Company is now PRA. There was not much room for advancement at the old RPS


  6. "Good company to work for, went downhill when PRA took over."

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    Former Employee - Project Lead in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Good pay and benifits. Was able to work from home although this was very rare.

    Cons

    Management is hit or miss. Changes when PRA look over aren't great.

    Advice to Management

    Consistent management


  7. "Study Start up Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Study Start Up Specialist in Fort Washington, PA
    Former Employee - Study Start Up Specialist in Fort Washington, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    nice company, nice benefits, nice people

    Cons

    some managers are under trained, but overall nice place to be at.

  8. "My experience was very good."

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    Former Employee - Senior Site Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Site Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    My time at RPS was a great one. Management was very supportive during difficult times and with just being a listening ear. Very understanding for work/life balance. Even when a Sponsor assignment would end RPS would place us on the bench until the next job assignment was identified. The salary was very good as well.

    Cons

    There were no Cons I can think of while working at RPS, the CONs would be with the Sponsors I was assigned to if anything, but the RPS Management team made the situation better with their support system.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for being supportive during my employment at RPS.


  9. "Good place to start your career or do interim work while between jobs."

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    Former Employee - Drug Supply Coordinator in Summit, NJ
    Former Employee - Drug Supply Coordinator in Summit, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay rate, opportunities to work remotely, depending on client decent management and work conditions. Merge with PRA may be beneficial.

    Cons

    Poor pay raises, no bonus potential, no.minimal 401k match, expensive benefits, management doesn't always let you know what is going on.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is the key. Good, bad, or indifferent let people know what is going on.


  10. "RPS was previously a great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Over many years, RPS was a proven performance corporation with some truly talented employees.

    Cons

    No path for personal advancement. Management positions were given to many without proven managerial experience and social skills. Politics strongly controlled promotions.

    Advice to Management

    The desire to quickly expand Global services and the push to take the company public is where this employee owned company lost control of it's destiny.
    Same old story in the end; top management benefited and the house of cards fell.


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