I have worked for PPD on 2 seperate occasions. I was in Finance for several years, then transfered out and came back to another department, which is very common...to leave Finance for another dept. Finance was challenging, with bullys in management, a total lack of professional respect or courtesy from many, management favors rude and confrontational people for management positions as well as dept gossips being promoted to management. The culture was simply all wrong. While work load played a significant role in overall departmental stress, the culture of the department as detailed above ultimately maintains an unhealthy environment from which excessive work load simply overwhelms the best of analysts. I have been out of that group for years now, things seem to have improved but overall that dept is unplesant and cut throat, even in the view of others once favored by management.
I have returned to another department to find better management, but challenges in this role are reporting to 2 managers. One of these managers seems to be holding me back, willfully refusing to give the information needed to perform my duties. So, I am regularly forced to go up the chain to get what I need, and the manager that refused acts as if they didn't understand the request, every time.
Paid time off, job security, some managers are outstanding
Good Managers are not standard, Lack of back up to take time off