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Pharmaceutical Product Development Nurse Consultant Reviews

Updated 16 July 2017
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  • Hard to have a work/life balance if you don't learn to say no (in 68 reviews)

  • no work-life balance for at least first 6 months (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Overall straight forward, easy job. Management can make it difficult."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nurse Consultant in Clayton, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Nurse Consultant in Clayton, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The actual work you do is easy. It is an office job, not floor nursing. Yearly raises and bonuses. Friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Management and very strict timing for breaks and lunches. A variation of schedules which can be good for some but not so good for those looking for straight 9-5.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro-managing and listen to your employees concerns.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Newly hired"

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    Current Employee - Nurse Consultant Medical Communications in Wilmington, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Nurse Consultant Medical Communications in Wilmington, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Excellent training and professional environment, good people to work with

    Cons

    Very low starting pay , and no raise or bonus for 16 months


  3. "Nurse Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Nurse Consultant in Morrisville, NC (US)
    Former Contractor - Nurse Consultant in Morrisville, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company treats their employees well

    Cons

    Long hours, weekend call and night call.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Low stress, but the cons outweigh the pros."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nurse Consultant in Morrisville, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Nurse Consultant in Morrisville, NC (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Low-stress work environment.
    Good Benefits.
    Ability to easily seek information/advise from fellow coworkers.

    Cons

    HR information about your job position can be false and misleading. There are multiple projects (pharmaceutical clients) under contract with PPD, and there is no guarantee as to which project you will start with. There is an extreme variability with hours and working shifts. My interview was with the managers of one project, and all the information they provided me was irrelevant, as I was placed on a different project with different hours and shifts. For example, i had been told 9-5 shifts, no holidays or weekends. The project I was placed on has 24/7 business hours and remains open through all holidays and weekends. I advise you to verify which project you would be in to verify the true shifts/hours.

    Additionally, starting PTO is 17 days/year. Any sick days count against your PTO. Any previously approved PTO can be disapproved if your PTO balance falls below the requested amount.

    There have not been many opportunities for advancement in the field.

    Advice to Management

    Be clearer to your potential employees, make sure that they are receiving accurate information for the position they are applying for.


  6. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nurse Consultant in Morrisville, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Nurse Consultant in Morrisville, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the work atmosphere! Great company to work for.

    Cons

    No downsides for me


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunities if you are working with the right group"

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    Former Employee - Nurse Consultant in Wilmington, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Nurse Consultant in Wilmington, NC (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Access to benefits, co-workers are amazing, opportunity for different projects.

    Cons

    Management related to specific projects should be encouraging and work with staff to get the best outcome

    Advice to Management

    Management should be understanding of initial mistakes when the job is new and training is going on. Over exaggerating errors without resolutions to a new employee is distasteful and passive aggressive. When leaders use their role for intimidating purposes, it is very difficult to focus on the actual job.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Think It Over"

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    Current Employee - Nurse Consultant in Durham, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Nurse Consultant in Durham, NC (US)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Co workers are great, no work to take home , get as much overtime as you want . I'm hearing that job opportunities are great after PPD trains you... It is a great training portal.

    Cons

    Poor directives from management, they have No Idea what there doing! They make poor decisions and are very unorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Need to learn how to communicate and treat everyone respectfully, and get the job training they need so they can lead versus sit on the ' bum bums' .. And when your team is drowning get on the floor and help!!!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "RN"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nurse Consultant in Durham, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Nurse Consultant in Durham, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working conditions, team oriented and flexibility with scheduling. No holidays or weekend work.

    Cons

    Sitting all day with little opportunity to move about. No availability of sit/stand work stations. Provides many "extras" that are not available to those who are restricted to the phones, such as health classes, exercise classes, finance seminars and other activities offered throughout the work day during the year. All of these cost the company money with no benefit to those that are on the phones all day.

    Advice to Management

    Add work stations for optional sitting and standing for the health of the staff. Provide extra bonus money for those not able to take part in the "activities" that non-phone staff enjoy. Give bigger yearly wage increase 2-3% does not keep up with cost of living.