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PPD Reviews

Updated 30 Mar 2020

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3.6
73%
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85%
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PPD Chairman and CEO David Simmons
David Simmons
460 Ratings
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  1. "Look for further opportunities in this market"

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    Current Employee - Vice President 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PPD full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good structure that prompts from within

    Cons

    Prefer not to say at this stage

    PPD2020-02-09
  2. "Business development at PPD"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director Business Development in London, England

    I have been working at PPD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good reputation in market place

    Cons

    Process not as smooth as could be. Lots of duplication and inefficiencies in client facing activities such as proposals

    PPD2020-03-11
  3. "Poor management, terrible health and safety, even worse occupational health"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Stevenage, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at PPD full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Resigning was a relief, free coffee at the client site was OK.

    Cons

    All said above in the review headline. Never go for a functional service provider type of job. Never believe in beautiful posters for culture of transparency either... Be ready for the jungle of corporate corruption and misleading.

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    PPD2020-01-03
  4. "was great before taken private"

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    Current Employee - Senior CRA 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PPD full-time

    Pros

    Able to sell back some PTO

    Cons

    make changes to systems for no reasons and doesn't make sense

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    PPD2019-12-05
  5. "Pharmacovigilance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PPD full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great training, management can be good depending on who you get and your department culture

    Cons

    Low salary, new employees tend to have higher salary to get them in the company thus t old experienced employees have lesser salaries

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    PPD2019-11-07
  6. "Great people but overloaded with work"

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    Current Employee - Medical Writing Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PPD full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lovely and talented people Good systems and resources Diverse workload

    Cons

    Unmanageable workload Constant change in processes and systems Disconnect between functions

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    PPD2019-10-24
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Toxic Place with very limited ggrowth opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Operations Finance Analyst in Cambridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at PPD full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Relatively flexible work arrangements (depending on how is the manager) with possibility to work from home once a week (on different day each week). Good place to hang out until something better comes along.

    Cons

    Toxic and vindictive environment, untrained management with narrow minded approach. Extremely boring and repetitive work, more suited for a young administrator than the accountant. Very conservative and rigid approach to "analysis". Often using wrong tools for the job. Challenge and improvements highly discouraged. EXTREMELY high staff turnover, unstable environment. Arrogant managers.

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    PPD2019-10-23
  8. "Good place to work with limited growth opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Proposal Manager 

    I have been working at PPD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work culture to get experience with advanced systems and software. Work life balance is given considerations

    Cons

    If you're working from home then you'll feel isolated and would not be able to explore and develop . So there is a limited growth opportunity

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    PPD2019-09-17
  9. "Overall thoughts on PPD"

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    Current Employee - RSM 

    I have been working at PPD full-time

    Pros

    Large company so lots of opportunities and diverse. Good training.

    Cons

    Small part of a large company. Sometimes overlooked and under-appreciated.

    PPD2019-09-13
  10. "good enviroment, several company benefits"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager 

    I have been working at PPD full-time

    Pros

    good job opportunities and progression

    Cons

    need to recognise a bit more the work done

    PPD2019-08-26
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