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PPD Overview

Wilmington, NC (US)
10000+ employees
1985
Company - Private
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$2 to $5 billion (CAD) per year
PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With ... Read more

Mission:

Our Purpose: Improve Health


Our Mission: Help our Customers Deliver Life-Changing Therapies


Our Strategy: Bend the Cost and

PPD – Why Work For Us?


PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug developmentlaboratory  and lifecycle management services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceuticalbiotechnologymedical device, academic and government organizations. With offices in 48 countries and more than 20,000 professionals worldwide, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a firm commitment to quality to help clients and partners bend the cost and time curve of drug development and optimize value in delivering life-changing therapies to improve health.

OUR CULTURE

Here we are. Making a difference through what we do, each and every day, in the lives of countless people. As a global community of colleagues, our 5 Defining Principles guide us and, ultimately, define us. Get to know us through the words of our employees.

WE HAVE A STRONG WILL TO WIN

We are committed to industry leadership and the relentless pursuit of excellence. We are tenacious, resilient and never satisfied with mediocrity. We are passionate, deliberate and driven by our purpose — to improve health.

WE EARN OUR CUSTOMERS’ TRUST.

We take ownership, honor our commitments and hold ourselves accountable. We are service oriented and have a sense of urgency aligned with that of our customers. We anticipate problems, find solutions and deliver results.

WE ARE GAME CHANGERS.

We do this by bending the time and cost curve of drug development through innovation and continuous improvement. We constantly challenge the status quo, seek deeper understanding and implement bold strategies.

WE DO THE RIGHT THING.

Our integrity defines who we are. Ethical research and business conduct are the foundation of our business. We never compromise quality or patient safety.

WE ARE ONE PPD.

We work together to achieve our purpose, mission and strategy. We hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team.

Every employee has a story to tell and we use that diversity to enhance each other.

BE A GAME CHANGER AT PPD

LAUNCH YOUR CAREER WITH A CONTRACT RESEARCH ORGANIZATION DRIVING THE FUTURE OF DRUG DEVELOPMENT.

PPD’s relentless pursuit of excellence starts with hiring the brightest minds across a diverse range of academic backgrounds. Whether you’re an intern, a fellow or starting your career in an entry-level role, there’s an opportunity for you to collaborate with the industry’s top talent.

EARLY-CAREER POSITIONS

EXPLORE THE MANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU TO LEARN.

Develop your skills and, most important, put your education and talent to use. PPD has entry-level opportunities across our laboratory, clinical, biostatistics and corporate areas. Whatever your passion, you will join a team united by PPD’s purpose to improve health.

INTERNSHIPS

JUMP RIGHT INTO AN EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE WITH REAL-WORLD IMPACT.

Every role here impacts our mission to deliver life-changing medicines. Work in a global collaborative environment, interact with leaders, build a professional network and handle real-world business situations. Our interns come from many backgrounds — there is no single “right” major or degree. All are passionate, innovative and ready to get started.



“The atmosphere is very friendly. And thanks to my colleagues, I’ve really improved my skills. My team is proactive in offering advice to help enhance my performance. This is a place where I can reach my full potential.”

- IVETA VELEVA, ACCOUNTS PAYABLE INTERN, EUROPE -

EXPLORE YOUR OPPORTUNITIES

If you are passionate about your work, and want to apply and develop your skills, PPD provides rewarding career opportunities in a variety of fields. Individuals who are motivated and enthusiastic team players thrive at PPD and ultimately help our clients accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs.


“I’m surrounded by people who want to change lives for the better; people who recognize that if a study moves on to the next level, we’ve made a difference and we’ve had a hand in advancing science.”

- Christine Hines, Principal CTM, Clinical Management -

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    Good organization.. nice work culture

    Cons

    Slow growth, other than that nothing specific

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PPD Photos

PPD photo of: PPD employees serve along side the Food Bank of Central
PPD photo of: PPD employees in Wilmington, N.C., partner with Surfers Healing to help enhance the lives of kids with special needs, specifically those with autism.
PPD photo of: PPD goes #PINK for #breastcancer awareness month!
PPD photo of: Our San Diego office is staying heart healthy - wearing red for American Heart Month.
PPD photo of: Our #SouthAfrica office provided food, blankets and books for orphans in honor of #MandelaDay. #Time2Serve
PPD photo of: PPD Worldwide Headquarters
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PPD Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at PPD in June-2014.

    Interview

    J'ai été approché via les réseaux sociaux professionnels. Un rendez-vous est pris rapidement pour un échange téléphonique (en anglais) avec un recruteur sur des aspects généraux du métier puis 2 entretiens dans les locaux parisiens.

    Interview Questions

    • combien de déplacements avez vous l'habitude d'effectuer ?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Un bon salaire d'entrée. L'évolution salariale est difficile une fois que l'on est compté dans les effectifs.

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PPD Awards & Accolades

  • U.S. Clinical Researcher of the Year, PharmaTimes, 2013
  • Recognition for excellence in clinical research, Life Science Leader magazine’s CRO Leadership Awards, 2017
  • Recognition as one of the most innovative organizations using information technology, IDG's CIO 100 Awards, 2016
  • Best Contract Research Organization, Triangle Business Journal’s Life Sciences Awards, 2016
  • Honored for employee development and business process programs, Training Top 125, Training Magazine, 2017
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