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Pharmaceutical Product Development Reviews

Updated 21 January 2019
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  • "Maintaining a work life balance is difficult" (in 81 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "PVG Manager"

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    Former Employee - PVG Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Employee - PVG Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work from home
    Senior management support

    Cons

    Maintaining a work life balance is difficult


  2. Helpful (1)

    "PPD PM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great team work.

    Cons

    Career progression in my view is not very good

  3. "Horrible management! Do not bother"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in London, England
    Former Employee - Coordinator in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff , some teams can be lovely to work in.
    Good benefits provided by company.
    Can be a nice environment when management is not in.

    Cons

    Horrible and unorganised management, terrible leadership and training provided is non existent. Very big on blaming staff members instead of working as a team.

    High turn over of stuff in the company because there is a lack of development and communication between management. A lot of staff members leave because of the terrible lack of support from management.

    Standards have dropped majorly!

    Advice to Management

    Train staff and do not blame staff for your faults!


  4. "Senior Programmer Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Winchester, England
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Winchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cutting Edge Developments in healthcare and technology.
    Employee friendly policies.
    Friendly environment and rich work life Balance.

    Cons

    Internal management policies might not be fully transparent to all employees and thus leading to ambiguity in visions and missions and personal career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management might need to streamline their processes and gain more visibility into individual performances of all employees at all levels.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Reasonable working environment with nice people.

    Cons

    Work/life balance could be improved.


  6. "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Helping to transform peoples lives

    Cons

    High pressure environment as a service provider


  7. "Data Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work , great colleagues and understanding Senior Management

    Cons

    Going under lot of Changes

  8. Helpful (1)

    "inempt senior management especially in support teams"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good location, good canteen and nice walks

    Cons

    No support for managers, very poor leadership in support teams

    Advice to Management

    Pick people who have the relevent expertise in the private sector


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to learn a new role but slow career progression"

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    Current Employee - Project Assistant in Winchester, England
    Current Employee - Project Assistant in Winchester, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    You are given a lot of responsibility from early on and therefore learn a lot and quickly
    Generally nice people to work with

    Cons

    Salary very low and not competitive at all
    Annual salary increase is very small
    Bonus is not guaranteed even if you work hard like a slave
    Slow career progression

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge people's good work, help them develop, provide better training rather than expecting people to do well and them often not meeting standards, and take on new suggestions to improve work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior CRA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Good people are working there. Very professional

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted as many people waiting for the same promotion