PPD Reviews

Updated 11 Jul 2020

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3.7
75%
Recommend to a Friend
85%
Approve of CEO
PPD Chairman and CEO David Simmons
David Simmons
485 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work ethics and strives towards a work life balance for employees(in 119 reviews)

  • "good benefits 2) perfect manager 3) team spirit(in 100 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "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,

  2. "Inconsistent"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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

  3. "Work Culture"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  4. "1 year at PPD"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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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  5. "Aus management"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Clinical research associate"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Unorganised and Poor Management"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. "It is good!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Work is not challenging enough.

  9. "Great place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Scientist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tons of training. It’s a great place to work after graduation.

    Cons

    Tends to prefer hiring from outside than promoting from within.

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  10. "Excellent Company Culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate II in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Excellent Training - Great Management - Good Benefits - Mentorship program - Culture appeals to multiple generations

    Cons

    - Could have better 401k matching

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