PPD Reviews

Updated Mar 7, 2021

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PPD Chairman and CEO David Simmons
David Simmons
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  • "No room for creativity, bad work life balance(in 122 reviews)

  • "Goals are graded after upper management gets a curve; most are only raised to keep up with inflation(in 38 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Work/Life Balance and a company that cares!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PPD full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    In my experience, PPD has been great at promoting work/life balance, even as I'm in a traveling position. It can be stressful at times, as with any job when you have deadlines for tasks, but I have never felt overwhelmed with work at this company. I have always felt very valued as an employee. I've given my all, but been recognized for it also, which is very important to me. In 5 years at the company, I've been promoted 3 times (soon to be 4), and I have always felt very supported and like my line manager cheers me on. I also live in an area where hurricane Florence really impacted us a few years back. The way PPD supported us during that time is was a testament to me about how much they really care about us, and I really appreciated all the ways they tried to help us during that time. I couldn't ask for a better company!

    Cons

    As with any job, busy times can be stressful, but I have never felt like I wasn't supported, and my managers have always tried to make sure I had everything I needed and wasn't feeling overwhelmed.

  2. "Good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at PPD full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Care for employees and staff

    Cons

    Openings fir future candudates and


  3. "Great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PPD full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, Per diem, Management, career goals

    Cons

    Compensation could be more competitive

  4. "Good company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at PPD full-time

    Pros

    This company is quite Flexible

    Cons

    This company is quite Bureaucratic

  5. "Great Company to work with"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Project Assistant 

    I have been working at PPD full-time

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Friendly staff

    Cons

    Contract positions and low compensation

  6. "CRA"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CRA in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at PPD full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    fun time, i liked it

    Cons

    okay fun, it was good

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  7. "Great experience"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Production Worker 

    I worked at PPD full-time

    Pros

    I love to work in a group and helping each other.

    Cons

    All things we do are an experience.

  8. "Process performance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at PPD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good organization.. nice work culture

    Cons

    Slow growth, other than that nothing specific

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sr CRA"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at PPD full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Home based position, no need to go to the office every morning.

    Cons

    Success depends on the study team you are working with. Lots of unprofessional people working there.

  10. "CRA"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at PPD

    Pros

    Good salary in general compare to orher cro

    Cons

    No Work life balance, work during week end

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