Project Assistant (Current Employee) – Wayne, PA – October 30, 2011
Bracket is a growth company with 20% growth per year. Investors love this company and pharma clients also love it. Unfortunately, it is not a great place to work if you are looking for a work life balance.
happy hours, suburban drinking crowd, young company, international travel
analyst (Former Employee) – Wayne, PA – November 15, 2015
Regardless of your title, it seems as if Bracket is really a terrible place to work. I blame this mostly on management. Project managers are typically very bad at what they do. Mistakes and miscommunications occur all the time. Some projects feel like you are being sent on a wild goose chase with the number of changes made. It seems like no one knows how long things should take and they always grossly underestimate the amount of time allotted to a given activity. This leads to projects always running straight down to the wire which puts an unbelievable amount of stress on employees. If a project goes wrong, they are quick to point the finger. If you are thinking about working here please listen to the reviews. It's just not worth it. You will most likely end up making more elsewhere and your life will be a lot better. You wont be expected to work insane hours and have no life as you are expected to do at bracket. Sure the free food is cool, but it's really not worth it.
Sr. Project Specialist (Current Employee) – Wayne, PA – May 1, 2015
Bracket provides many services to our pharmaceutical clients. There is much to learn and always plenty of work to do. Work can be fulfilling, but upper management seems to only focus on getting more business and often promises services to clients that have not yet been tested. Buyer (sponsor) beware. Very poor compensation for amount of work that is expected. 40+ hours every week.
Project Specialist (Former Employee) – Wayne, PA – February 19, 2013
Quite young and open working environment especially in the Project Delivery department. Many of Project Assistants are promoted from temp to permanent and some of them are even going up to Project Specialist level within 3-4 years.
benefits starts applying from the 1st day of hired.
upper management doesn't monitor much about pm's activities.
Project Specialist - Specialty Clinical Services (Current Employee) – Wayne, PA – September 3, 2012
From day one, you hit the ground running. You learn about several Bracket-specific services offered and become an integral part of a 4-6 person team. Starting as a contractor may not seem appealing but it provides you with a chance to learn everything from the ground up. Everyone is very friendly and most are in their 20s and 30s which makes the company more fun. They use a lot of acronyms that you need to pick up on as it becomes second nature to use them without giving it a second thought. They expect a lot from you as from day one, you could be speaking directly with clients.
free soda vending machine, holiday party, welcome breakfasts, birthday celebrations, employee appreciation day
no overtime for full time employees, sometimes long hours (dependent on projects), favoritism
The worst company I have ever worked for. Look at other options.
Project Specialist (Current Employee) – Wayne, Pa – March 21, 2013
This company is desperate to hire not because they are growing quickly but because they have horrible retention. The project team does work that would be done by a secretary or administrative assistant at any other workplace.
Because they are a vendor firm, they do the work that pharmaceutical companies deem to be below their talent level and wish to outsource. The work is extremely boring, unchallenging and due to understaffing and poor retention, can be voluminous.
Morale is extremely low and almost everyone is looking for another job. Given the the current economy, many people (especially those with families) feel stuck at Bracket.
Middle management is extremely poor. This includes Project Managers and Directors. Many of these individuals never received proper business training and wouldn't survive at any other legitimate companies.
Consider all other options before agreeing to work here. While they have nice location, and friendly people on the surface, the reality on the inside of the company is one of desperation and unhappiness. Look at other review sites to confirm this information for yourself.