PRA Health Sciences Reviews

Updated 3 Aug 2020

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3.7
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PRA Health Sciences President, CEO & Director Colin Shannon
Colin Shannon
453 Ratings
Pros
  • "I can work homebased since in Portugal we don't have an office and that gives a great work-life balance(in 133 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and life/work balance(in 76 reviews)

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  1. "Generally good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CTM 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Extra super contribution (overall 10%). Employee stock purchase scheme.

    Cons

    The business is not that diverse. Therefore, the new opportunities are limited internally.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "regulatory"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Associate in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time

    Pros

    lovely culture and nature of work is beautiful

    Cons

    work life balance is really not considered


  3. "NA"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Contracts Associate 

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Excellent, flexible, reliable, fair, nice

    Cons

    overloaded, not good benefit, low income,

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  4. "PRA Work Life"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IHCRA 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunities provided Great training and support from team members and managers. Great Team Members

    Cons

    Work and Life balance can get in the way Pay could be better A lot of studies to cover at once

  5. "Great sense of work family culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Representative in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everyone knows each other Friendly CEO Flexible working hours Numerous Social Events and Morning Tea

    Cons

    Lower salary Lack of progression in the role Transitioning to another role requires another year of training and development

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  6. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Robust systems, efficient processes, great managers

    Cons

    Stiff competition if you are aiming for lead roles

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    "Finance department unfair pay, work culture and workload"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great supportive team member.

    Cons

    Worked in finance department for two years. Salary is terribly below market rate and manager expects us to work more than 38 hours including weekends without any overtime. The team is completely alienated from other department, non-participation in social activities, no friday early finish even though the contract says so, no family life, if you have family you are treated as a burden in the department. Manager brings workload from other department to prove their competency rather than having a proper communication with other departmental managers. Candidates are hired only from particular ethnic group, so as they can be paid low. Overall, the department seriously lacks Australian workplace culture, value and unfair salary.

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    "Low support and zero understanding"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CRA in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The study teams are lovely and great to work with and the colleguages are there to help.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the management is not supportive and does not listen to problems/issues/needs of an employee. No organization within the company itself. Only the business goals are counting with the days on site but the employees helath/well being is not important. Harsh comments are given when employee informs in advance that a certain deadline cannot be fulfilled.

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  9. Helpful (7)

    "Could be so much better"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent training - really excellent. The internal training team and online training systems are second to none.

    Cons

    It is a scary reminder of the 'it" crowd at high school. You are not made to feel welcome from day one and it seems as if you have to earn the opportunity to speak and interact with certain members of the clinical operations side. On the work side, you are not really allowed to interact with sponsor, even if your points are valid. This has to go through a middle line manger and chances are your opinions are lost in translation and you go unheard. There is a very high turnover rate at present as well. Obviously these times come and go but when turnover is high for a prolonged period, issues need to be addressed.

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  10. Helpful (6)

    "Unfortunately you have no say"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful colleagues - all very supportive of one another. Extensive training provided.

    Cons

    Unfortunately you don't really have a voice unless you know the right people. If you don't then everyone is deaf to what you have to say. People are unhappy as they are overworked and there is no support system.

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