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Pharmaceutical Product Development Reviews

Updated 19 July 2018
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  • "Maintaining a work life balance is difficult" (in 77 reviews)

  • "Heavy workload, no work-life balance, demanding requests" (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "supporting enviroment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great salary, company car, meal reimbursement, home based

    Cons

    limited opportunities for promotion, small bonus, lack of educational opportunities

    Advice to Management

    promote employess


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A bit of a sweatshop"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get paid every month

    Cons

    - work more than your contracted hours
    - don't get any hope of time back in lieu
    - no sick pay at all during notice period
    - no thanks for putting in extra effort, smarter not to bother
    - pay pretty average
    - IT equip in the dark ages. Excel spreadsheets emailed to members to study teams to keep track of resource and budgets
    - theres more

    Advice to Management

    No point, never met anyone over middle management.

  3. "Good place to work. Company on the up"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in London, England
    Current Employee - Scientist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A good mix of staff and skills, and lots of cross functional interaction.

    Cons

    The office is basic and located in an anonymous part of the country. The office itself is a asic and uninspiring.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on the same path


  4. "Great Experience - Management and Communication Flaws"

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

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth and development
    Yearly bonuses based on goals and hard work
    Fun group to work with

    Cons

    Communication is often nonexistent
    Turnover in certain departments


  5. "Sr. CRA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Overall a great company to work for. Also, the company promotes from within.

    Cons

    As for any company, having a manager that’s not supportive can be detrimental.


  6. "Excellent work enviroment. Slow professional work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, there will be always someone to help. Diversity in areas within the Company so you can interact with different people and to learn from all of them. Flexibility in working modality (home, office, scheduling) according to your necessities and based on your proper performance. Also you have the chance to move to other areas within the Company. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Slow professional growth. Work overload for long periods (not the best balance between professional and personal life). Strict control over travel expenses. There is no support to take additional courses, training for professional career development.


  7. "CRA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Excelent enviroment.
    Home base work.
    Good training.

    Cons

    Availability to travel.
    Low annual increase.

  8. "Project Assistant Role"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Decent health insurance and benefits package. Foot in the door.

    Cons

    Not a lot of contact with other peers in your department. Low pay.


  9. "Great job for getting your foot in the door in the industry"

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    Former Employee - Project Assistant in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Project Assistant in San Diego, CA (US)

    Pros

    Loved my employees, great manager, flexible hours

    Cons

    Never ending work load, other companies pay a lot more for the same role.


  10. "Operations Finance Coordinator (Billing)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Very good opportunities. Interesting day-to-day duties.

    Cons

    Overloaded and huge backlog. Changing implementation while in process.


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