PRA Health Sciences

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3 people found this helpful  

Company has evolved much over the years. Depending upon direct manager, can be a good work environment, or a bad one.

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Charlottesville, VA (US)
Current Employee - Project Manager in Charlottesville, VA (US)

I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Some departments allow a reasonable amount of flexibility. Benefits are very good. Lots of smart people, and some managers are very good.

Cons

Compensation is not great, and seems below market. Bonuses are not consistently paid out. Limited job opportunities for growth.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do a better job of retaining the good people you have.

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work if you are in IT

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    Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC (US)

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good vacation package and medical insurance.

    Cons

    Very small IT shop, very silo/hierarchical setup means no career advancement or learning opportunities for the IT staff.

    Arrogant management that thinks they know everything. Unethical behavior by management is an accepted norm.

    Very poor management at all levels, decisions are made behind closed doors and then handed down to the team, there is no open communication. Good old boy’s system at work. Zero accountability for the management. Incompetent management has no long term vision.

    Top heavy layer - too many managers, very few workers. Lot of bureaucracy, means decisions are never taken/implemented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees, they are asset to the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    incompetent bullying managers supported by HR

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    Former Employee - Clinical Data Coordinator in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Clinical Data Coordinator in Raleigh, NC (US)

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    can meet some nice people below the level of management

    Cons

    Managers are selected depending on social connections not competence. These managers then go on to micromanage, selecting arbitary rules that are applied to those out of favour (have openly stated their issues) whilst blatantly breaking the rules themselves. HR protects bullying managers, going to extraordinary lengths which in the end make them look ridiculous and all credibility and respect is lost from the top down. There is also a subtle culture of age discrimination, those reaching a certain age start to have 'performance issues' that are manafactured by said micromanagers, backed up by HR forcing people out of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go somewhere else!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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