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Pharmaceutical Product Development Clinical Research Associate Reviews

Updated 4 August 2018
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Clinical Research Associate

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Pharmaceutical Product Development Chairman and CEO David Simmons
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  • "Maintaining a work life balance is difficult" (in 79 reviews)

  • "Heavy workload, no work-life balance, demanding requests" (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "It's just ok"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Bellshill, Scotland
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Bellshill, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Local for office based position

    Cons

    Limited Scottish sites so maximum travel, slow for career progression

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider promotion scheme and regionalised monitoring


  2. "Clinical Research Associate II"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Mexico City (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Mexico City (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work environment , high work quality, employment benefits, culture and values, company revenue going up

    Cons

    Workload, Load allocation work balanced between coworkers, no financing trainings outside the company

    Advice to Management

    Follow up Load Allocation, employer support and training financing

  3. "Cracking the whip"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Austin, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Remote work, great benefits, metrics keep things even keel

    Cons

    Work life balance, CTMs never able to assist you correctly,

    Advice to Management

    When the CRAs are billing over 40s a week there is an issue with work life balance.


  4. "CRA role at PPD"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Budapest (Hungary)

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - good salary
    - flexible work

    Cons

    - carrier opportunities are limited


  5. "Great work life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Busy work atmosphere but there are down times that makes up for all that. Having control over my schedule makes it all worth it

    Cons

    Traveling is fun but sometimes it takes a toll on you when you have young kids and you have to leave weekly for a couple of days at a time

    Advice to Management

    i do not have any advice for management. I am pleased with my employer. This doesn't mean that there isn't room for growth though


  6. "Good place to learn"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Blue Bell, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Blue Bell, PA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Line manager was very supportive, reasonable travel, good relationship with study managers, great on board training

    Cons

    Slow advancement, can feel isolating (I worked from home when not traveling)

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for advancement


  7. "Remote Site Monitor"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Taipei (Taiwan)

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Well organized operation system

    Cons

    Collaborations should be defined more clearly

  8. "Excellent organization"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The organization is excellent, has a excellent team. The work of all team members is valued and recognized. I am proud to have belonged to this company.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to contribute to the company, because during my work there, I was able to grow professionally and personally and meet excellent people.


  9. "Probably no better or worse than most CROs"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Clinical Research Associate in Blue Bell, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Principal Clinical Research Associate in Blue Bell, PA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The training they offered was generally good.

    Cons

    Their focus on quality has seemed to decrease over time.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Should I stay OR Should I Go??"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Detroit, MI (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love my line manager!! Many projects to pick and choose from.

    Cons

    Have been promoted once in over 5 years!! Hard to climb the ladder when they dont promote internally.

    Advice to Management

    Hire within!!! I hate training my CTM!!