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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 for 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    You deserve much better.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lenexa, KS (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS (US)

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Developed some great personal and business relationships.

    Cons

    London-educated CEO has hired numerous executive vice-presidents, directors, and “consultants” – staffing them with friends from the UK and former cronies from PPD.

    To maintain the illusion of profitability, the executive team under-resources studies. They also cancel raises and bonuses (except to themselves) shortly before payout is due.

    The effect on employee work/life balance and morale is deplorable. Hundreds of valuable and profitable employees have resigned over the past three years. Vacancies remain unfilled due to lack of applicants. In the end, it’s the customer who suffers; so they are taking their business elsewhere. High turnover, poor sales, etc… Basically, every metric is going in the opposite direction that it should.

    I am shocked that the private investors who own PRA tolerate this. PRA was once a great CRO and employer. I have seen PRA executives fired for much, much less in the past.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Those valuable and profitable ex-employees are now competing against you. At the same time, your revenues and profits are in free-fall. See the connection?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 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 for less than a 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
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