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Pharmaceutical Product Development Reviews

Updated 18 September, 2018
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  • "Maintaining a work life balance is difficult" (in 80 reviews)

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

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  1. "Process performance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good organization.. nice work culture

    Cons

    Slow growth, other than that nothing specific

    Advice to Management

    Na


  2. "Sr CRA"

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    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time (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.

  3. "CRA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good salary in general compare to orher cro

    Cons

    No Work life balance, work during week end

    Advice to Management

    None at the moment...


  4. "CRA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    The company name value is pretty good, and the salary is not that bad.

    Cons

    The company makes you super busy, and work overtime. (But no compensation for that.) There are so many communication chain, so it makes workflow so slow.


  5. "Work experience highly dependent on the project team you were assigned to"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Satisfactory pay. Work from home.

    Cons

    I started as a Sr. CRA in a trial that's already ongoing. Study Manager and Project Manager provided minimal study training. Much of my work depended on my own self-study on the ever-changing protocol and reporting procedures. I took over sites from a former CRAs whom was much complained by the study coordinators and PIs. So starting from Day 1 I had to clear all the backlog left by the former CRA (unresolved queries and SAEs). The project team never addressed the sites' complaint. Study Manager was only responsive when Project Manager was copied in the email. Very badly organized project team.


  6. "Great place to start out after college"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Can work from home 1 day a week after 1 year, however I think they have changed that policy (really depends on who your manager is), decent pay for a fresh college graduate, work is not micro-managed

    Cons

    My friends at competing CRO's get to choose their own working hours, for example 9am-6pm or 7am-4pm instead of 8am-5pm but I think they are beginning to allow that at PPD to advocate for more work/life balance


  7. "Good place to work fresh out of college"

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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

    Good health benefits and retirement. Good time off.

    Cons

    Pay isn’t well at lower levels

  8. "Great place to work"

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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 management, good benefits, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Not enough interaction with coworkers for those who work from home


  9. "Assoc Group leader"

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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

    Flexible job with average compensation

    Cons

    Compensation could be more comparable to area.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not engaged"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaceutical Product Development full-time

    Pros

    Benefits good, good foot-in-the-door opportunity, recognizes work-life balance

    Cons

    Low compensation, lacks employee recognition or accountability


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