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Poor Coordination and Communication
IT System Engineer 2 (Former Employee), Blue Bell, PAMay 9, 2015
Pros: Good PTO
Cons: Poor internal communication and planning
Was set up on a 2nd interview and given a range of times the managers were available to meet. HR person said everything was set and a followup email was forthcoming. Got a call 2 hours later that everyone wasn't available, one manager didn't put a PTO in the calendar/system, another was offsite that day.

We agreed on an alternate date a bit later. Got another call saying that they weren't available but COULD meet 30 minutes earlier on the original agreed time but at a different location.

Shows a lack of internal communication and coordination, disconnect between regional HR and local management teams. May be a nice company but know what you're getting into before you apply.
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Ok CRO
In-House Clinical Research Associate I (Current Employee), Fort Washington, PAApril 13, 2015
Ok company to work for. Needs more opportunities for advancement. Would be an excellent company if pay and benefits were better.
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Great Atmosphere, Great Location
In-House Clinical Research Associate (Former Employee), Fort Washington, PAApril 1, 2015
Great Atmosphere, team oriented. Managers were great and easy to work with, gain a great reputation with each one. Co-workers were pleasant and easy to get along with. Mature atmosphere.
Adequate training program. Growth potential if you put your work in.
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Very busy, opportunity to learn
Project Analyst (Current Employee), Raleigh, NCMarch 24, 2015
Pros: Take lunch and arrive to work at own time
Cons: Stress load
Great opportunity to learn and develop. Co-workers and managers are friendly. Managers can stress excessively at times. Good work life balance. Good benefits.
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It was ok.
Accounts Receivable Specialist (Former Employee), Charlottesville, VAMarch 9, 2015
Being a manager I had to do a lot during my shift and also maintain a certain amount of sales taking away from my associates.
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Great place to work
Director, Project Management Office (Current Employee), Raleigh, NCFebruary 27, 2015
Balanced work life, great facilities, innovative management, opportunities for career growth, good health benefits, receptive to process improvement initiatives, and willingness to invest in employees
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Development and experience
Clinical Project Associate (Current Employee), Charlottesville, VAJanuary 13, 2015
Opportunity for growth and development through extensive work experience.
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Always something new to learn about and do.
Medica lResearch Associate (Current Employee), Lenexa, KSJanuary 11, 2015
Pros: excelent wages
Cons: hard to get full time
It's very high paced, interesting place to work. Love it.
Coworkers are very helpful.
Management is fair and attentive.
There's nothing really hard.
The best part I can set my own hours.
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Lacking in Leadership
Manager (Former Employee), PADecember 22, 2014
Pros: lots of free time, hence the great work life balance
Cons: the whole company and experience
I was very excited about my role with PRA, and it proved to be a huge disappointment.
They lack in Strong leadership or any leadership for that matter. There is little to no direction given to new employees wanting to take the bull by the horns and "work".
They are happy to have well paid employees do nothing, more than sit in a corner an Google.

The on boarding process should tell you all you need to know, as it is a night mare. Lack or organization, getting calls a few days before your start date stating that not all or your background checks are complete, so you may not be able to start...........

During my time there, they went public, nothing was offered to staff regarding shares pre IPO, but again all the Directors and above were well taken care of.

Therefore, if you are a director and above you will be fine....

PS When you leave they only pay you .5 for each vacation day..... and apparently that's legal.......but not ethical.
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Very educational experience
Clinical Research Assistant (Former Employee), Salt Lake City, UTDecember 1, 2014
Cons: no benefits, prn job
Being my first research job, I learned a lot and over-all had a good experience. Throughout my employment at PRA, the corporation was bought out and during that process many things changed. The changed ended up being very confusing for most employees on what their futures look like in the corporation.
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Productive and fun place to work with a ping pong table
In-House Clinical Research Associate (Current Employee), Lenexa, KSNovember 5, 2014
Pros: flexible hours, excellent benefits
Cons: monotonous
Lots of emailing doctor's offices, collecting regulatory paperwork. Some data entry work. Management is pretty hands off and no micromanagement.
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Cubicle farm with benefits
Document Management Associate (Current Employee), Lenexa, KSOctober 21, 2014
Pros: overtime available, nice people to work with
Cons: overtime necessary to complete work, days can be very repetive, managment isn't consistent
The days in my department were pretty repetitive. Do the same thing scanning documents and filing all day, every day. Liked working with the people. Free bagels and muffins on Fridays. Jeans days every day (although that's changing soon). Free to work without having management standing over you. Good PTO policy and benefits.

Have to work long hours to stay caught up, but don't expect to necessarily be promoted if you're one of the few who do stay caught up. Promotions are plentiful--if you're under 30, have a smoking buddy in management, and happen to be assigned to the right specialized studies. Management can be inconsistent and feedback is limited because of frequent managerial absences. On the plus side for some, making a lot of errors doesn't preclude promotions.
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RA (Current Employee), Philadelphia, PAOctober 16, 2014
Typical work day is enjoyable. The staff is friendly and the work load is reasonable.
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Productive
Grant Specialist (Current Employee), Green Park, MOOctober 14, 2014
The work load is sufficient, the managers are very attentive to the needs and the co-workers are helpful.
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No respect, pathetic pay, discriminates hard core
decline (Current Employee), Salt Lake City, UTSeptember 22, 2014
Pros: recently absorbed by a huge company
Cons: work environment causes suicidal ideation
if you want to be treated like a child, paid pathetically, be completely held back from progress, and disrespected, this place is right for you. HR is a joke, the dead body behind the building one day is a great example of how messed up this place is.
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On the Bench
Investigator Document Associate (Current Employee), Fort Washington, PASeptember 8, 2014
Pros: great co-workers
Cons: contracted to sponsors
Days are as typical as can be expected for trial management work. I learned about submissions to the IRB and how to manage project work in a timely manor. Managers are great and so are the co-workers.
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stay away from Lifetree location in Salt Lake
pre study (Current Employee), salt lake city, utAugust 21, 2014
Pros: wear scrubs to work, colleagues are pretty good
Cons: low pay, pathetic, if any, benefits, hr is incompetent, opportunity for growth is halted by management
they make big promises that never are followed through on
HR person is completely non approachable and fails to take care of basic things, while lacking compassion almost entirely
Pay is stagnant and low
Benefits are with Altius and are a complete joke
They hire from the outside first, leaving no room for growth
Being in a study pays way more than working on a study ever will
After promising several people benefits, a new person was hired with benefits and no one else got them
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Busy
Payment specialist (Current Employee), Charlottesville, VAAugust 11, 2014
extremely busy solid company to work for - fast paced - conservative company traditional culture
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collection,high pressure place
Portfolio Recovery Associate (Current Employee), N.richland hills,txAugust 6, 2014
working on very old account,making sure we get pay by the end of every calls
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fast paced
Debt Collector (Former Employee), Hutchinson, KSJuly 18, 2014
Pros: pay, free lunch-ins, people
Cons: worked nights and weekends.
Liked doing more than one task at a time and talking to new people every day.

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