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PPD Reviews

Updated Oct 10, 2019

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PPD CEO David Simmons
David Simmons
415 Ratings
Pros
  • "I don’t understand the posts about work life balance because that is what you make it(in 102 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and good coworkers(in 89 reviews)

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  1. "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
  2. "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

    Advice to Management

    Need to consider employees who are working from home and to give them frequent chance to meet other colleagues by arranging a meetings or events and give them opportunity to grow more.

    PPD2019-09-17
  3. "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
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Tedious administrative tasks"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at PPD

    Pros

    Relative flexibility, some good people, not bad as entry level job. Easy to get in as there is always shortage of people.

    Cons

    Toxic, vindictive management culture. Atmosphere of terror. Managers are not train to deal with people, they lack necessary technical and people skills. Massive staff turnover, low pay, repetitive administrative tasks. Not finance or accounting qualification or background required. Very unstable and unpleasant environment.

    Advice to Management

    Respect the skills of people, respect the feedback they are willing to share. Stop vilification and maybe then you will be able to retain some good employees who are now leaving on mass.

    PPD2019-10-03
  5. "Busy workload"

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    Current Employee - Proposal Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    good benefits, supportive colleagues at all times, work at home

    Cons

    heavy workload, sometimes can be unmanageable

    PPD2019-08-21
  6. "Despite best efforts, a fairly average place to work"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Personal experience with upper management and c-suite was really positive, and I could see real attempts to improve an atmosphere of pressure and strict deadlines. Flextime and work from home were both available. Good location, ok salary for the role. New business and culture initiatives are being launched, promoting inclusivity and community. If suited to a quiet, serious (old-fashioned?) work environment it's a... good fit.

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    Cons

    The office itself felt dated and tired. Canteen isn't a great price when so few other options are available in the area, but kitchenette drinks options are poor. It was hard as a new hire to feel welcomed and part of something. The office could feel very isolating, especially with the lack of guest wifi and tight restrictions on computer web browsing, made worse by the location's poor phone signal - being unable to... be notified by home security devices or be contacted by doctors was frustrating. There was a lack of clear communication channels for issues with HR, benefits or pensions and emails would sometimes go unanswered. There are far too many clunky systems - though this is potentially improving soon.

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    Advice to Management

    Implement new hire procedures to ensure people feel included and welcome. Brighten up the kitchen areas and throw in some soft drinks and fruit to encourage people to use them and take breaks. Streamline systems and support teams.

    PPD2019-08-21
  7. "PA PPD"

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    Current Employee - Project Assistant in Winchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training friendly team and area

    Cons

    The wages are apparently low in the sector

    PPD2019-07-06
  8. "PPD is great place, where you can receive a lot of experience."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PPD full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good environment, positive attitude, professional employees, and great management.

    Cons

    Workload is not always on the right level.

    PPD2019-06-18
  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at PPD full-time

    Pros

    Lots of potential to grow your career, both within your department and by exploring other growth opportunities. Flexibility with work / like balance. Very connected across the globe.

    Cons

    There are none . It's a great company to work for.

    PPD2019-05-16
  10. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Drug Safety Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training, Nice people and Flexible benefits

    Cons

    Too many offset groups Salaries do not match industry standard

    PPD2019-04-12
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