PRA Health Sciences Reviews

Updated 24 Sep 2020

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3.7
82%
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PRA Health Sciences President, CEO & Director Colin Shannon
Colin Shannon
464 Ratings
Pros
  • "I can work homebased since in Portugal we don't have an office and that gives a great work-life balance(in 138 reviews)

  • "Good benefits from start of employment(in 77 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "fear retaliation"

    1.0
     

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences

    Pros

    Not a good place to work

    Cons

    More work than a person can stand

  2. "research nurse"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Nurse 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences full-time

    Pros

    great work environment, great staff, and on the job perk. Promote from within. Good insurance

    Cons

    Pay was not the highest


  3. "It is a good company"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SAS Programmer in Berlin
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Perfect Boss, Gut atmosphere, good kollega, working life balance, fair

    Cons

    no salary increase, hard to get promotion, there is no standard

  4. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Associate in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary, PTO, Work Life Balance

    Cons

    No full time Remote Positions

  5. "Fresher"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Associate in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great to kick start your career, lot to learn and good support

    Cons

    Odd work shifts and avg pay..

  6. "Very good company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - In-House Clinical Research Associate 
    Recommends

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly, fun and inclusive environment

    Cons

    Slightly slower progressions in company

  7. COVID-19
    Helpful (3)

    "Good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Trial Specialist in Lenexa, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time

    Pros

    You are not expected to work more than 40 hours a week. Managment that I have had understands that you have a life outside of work and they dont shame you for taking time off. The amount of work is typically easy to handle and they are good about helping employees learn and grow.

    Cons

    During the Pandemic, PRA has talked about high level bonuses while raises and promotions for low level employees are on hold. I do not expect next year I will get double the raise I normally would for the missed raise this year.

  8. "Too much work but great colleagues"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contract Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great colleagues and great manager. Somewhat flexible hours and a lot of clear processes in place. Overall, good people working throughout the organisation. Not a lot of possibilities to develop due to the structure of consultant business. Not really the company's fault but an overall issue in this business.

    Cons

    Billable hours makes the job stressful and consultant work always mean you are slightly overworked as a down period often means people have to be let go. A lot of rotation of staff due to the stress. Project managers and client facing account managers are not being good enough to emphasize that using local staff also means you need to utilize the local knowledge.

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  9. "US Centric / Progression based on who you know / Power struggle between EU & US!"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good logo and branding. Good benefits

    Cons

    Micro-management. Dirty politics. Blame culture to a point of harassment. Leadership focused only on politics. You only get somewhere if you know people.

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  10. "A good launching pad for a career in Drug Safety"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Drug Safety Associate in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Room to grow into a variety of roles, good benefits.

    Cons

    Heavy workload. Salary over time falls below industry standard.

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