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Pharmaceutical Product Development Reviews

Updated 19 October 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. "Good company overall"

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

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great training, good work life balance, knowledgable and helpful co-workers

    Cons

    Compensation not in line with other CRO's
    Slow to promote

    Advice to Management

    Pay what people are worth instead of constantly training new talent, so people can afford to stay


  2. "Operations Finance Analyst"

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

    Pros

    Great job overall
    Many different experiences gained

    Cons

    Constant change with means of reporting


  3. "Assistant Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middleton, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middleton, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    PTO builds up quick 5.66hours/pay period (bimonthy pay periods)
    Work/Life balance ~ flexible scheduling
    Good experience for recent graduates

    Cons

    Hard to advance
    High turn over
    Below average pay, wage compression is terrible
    Definitely a 'get your experience and get out' company.


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  5. "Good Place to work for a Pharmaceutical Background"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Developer in Morrisville, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Developer in Morrisville, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Stressless job and Nice incentives

    Cons

    Not much career growth in IT


  6. "Excellent organization"

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    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.


  7. "Associate Research Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    work-life balance is really great

    Cons

    Need more resources; people are a little overworked

    Advice to Management

    get in the lab to see how things really work before making policies


  8. "good"

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    Former Employee - Scientist
    Former Employee - Scientist
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Salaries are not the highest


  9. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, NC (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have some schedule flexibility....for now. Expecting this to change under new leadership.

    Cons

    Terrible culture, little trust, and no career development focus

    Advice to Management

    Pay people what they're worth and be more transparent about organizational change. Trust in leadership is a huge problem. Culture is struggling.


  10. "PPD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great team of people to work with

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to the amount of work


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

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    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.


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