PPD Reviews

Updated 21 Sep 2020

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3.7
72%
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PPD Chairman and CEO David Simmons
David Simmons
514 Ratings
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  1. "would love to be part of this company again"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PPD full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    career development and promotion, systems

    Cons

    needs to focus more on work life balance

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Highly Stressful - No real understanding from managers"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Remote Site Monitor (RSM) in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PPD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Parking, nice view that's about it really

    Cons

    No clear processes in place when dealing with tasks, heavily pushed, and overworked till breaking point. Expect to work at minimum 12-14hour days

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "PPD PA/CTA"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Project Assistant in St Kilda East
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at PPD full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Learned a lot, good team and office

    Cons

    Poor Manager, and work overload due to poorly managing projects in past

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Inconsistent"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at PPD full-time

    Pros

    Global CRO, good LMS for training

    Cons

    Not transparent with their employees

  5. "Depends in your manager and team"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Manager 

    I have been working at PPD full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, great team spirit, Loyal employees

    Cons

    Long working hrs, minimal training,

  6. "Work Culture"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Department Head 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at PPD full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good staff at lower levels

    Cons

    management do own thing and spend money

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "1 year at PPD"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CRA in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at PPD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Colleagues are helpful and supportive.

    Cons

    -Frequent travelling -Poor Management -Double standards from their policies

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  8. "Aus management"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at PPD full-time

    Pros

    Good training and carreer progresssion opertunities

    Cons

    Salaries need to be more competitive

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Clinical research associate"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PPD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy to get your foot through the door. Entry level positions are common due to the high turnover. Good team to work with.

    Cons

    Stressful and unmanageable workload Toxic environmental due to unsupportive management and director isnt very good Pay the least in the industry Promotions are based on turnover not performance

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Unorganised and Poor Management"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Country Approval Specialist in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PPD full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    No Trainings, Poor Management (micro management), You soon realize that management supports a bullying culture and will get rid of you if you challenge their authority in ANY way. Extremely Heavy workload, No Higher Management support and stressful. I would not recommend this organisation to anyone to work

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