Working at PPD: Company Overview and Reviews

528 reviews
PPD Ratings
Average rating of 528 reviews on Indeed
3.4Work-Life Balance
3.2Pay & Benefits
3.1Job Security & Advancement
Wilmington, NC
$1B to $5B (USD)

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Clinical Research Associate
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3 Salaries reported
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Salary Satisfaction
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 322 reviews
Health Care
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Paid Time Off
Stock Options

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Overall Reviews at PPD

Certified Pharmacy Technician | Orlando, FL | Mar 17, 2020
Awesome Company
Company striving to provide breakthroughs in research. It’s sole purpose is to maintain the safety of its patients through the innovative ways by following the proper procedures and guidelines.
Quality Assurance Auditor | Raleigh, NC | Dec 21, 2019
Good company to work for
I enjoyed my time at PPD. My team was great to work with and extremely collaborative. My home life balance was good and I'd definitely recommend this company.
Clinical Specialist | Research Triangle Park, NC | May 25, 2019
The company is excellent when it comes to training. The pay is low and the work is extensive. The hours can be late and the deadlines are unrealistic at times.
Prosgreat benefits
Consworkload is heavy
Instructional Designer | Remote | May 7, 2020
Good overall
Still hiring. Very competitive salary. Bouts of micro-managing. Management tends to put the cart before the horse and then go back to perform foundational work that should have been completed before initiatives launch.
Principal | Wilmington, NC | Feb 26, 2020
Overall Good.
My interview went as expected for a company of its size. I had a good experience for the most part. The company has improved over the years and that is very positive.
Administrator | Wilmington, NC | Jan 8, 2020
Incredible place
I love working at PPD, its super relaxed and at your pace (as long as you do your job). The management is chaos right now because of a big transition but its an incredible place to work and they are super understanding and flexible
Director of Information Technology | Morrisville, NC | Apr 18, 2019
Great people, hard work, no recognition
Spent 50~70 hours per week in a management role with global direct reports attempting to keep pace with the expectations of the role. Absolute chaos in management at the time. The change from being a public company to being a private company resulted in a loss in people to a point where quality was being impacted. Meetings to discuss that were attended but unwelcome. Hard times for people who like to build in quality. While quality was waning, technology was being brought onboard to attempt to offset the loss in headcount with mixed results.
ProsTechnology innovation was impressive
ConsTechnology innovation was not well executed
Associate Manager | Morrisville, NC | Apr 9, 2019
Nice Place to Work
A typical day consists of attending several management meetings. I also have bi-weekly meetings with direct reports. Currently, I am working on a guide that will assist the Project Assistants on tips performing different aspects of their jobs.
Quality Assurance Analyst | Middleton, WI | Jun 1, 2018
There are better chemistry places in Madison
Working at PPD was okay. I do not have a lot of good things to say, but not a lot of bad things. One negative is the work life there has become a bit too strict which stresses employees out more.
Intake Specialist | Morrisville, NC | Dec 22, 2019
Wonderful people and challenging work.
The part of the company I was working in had really wonderful and energetic people. The managers are very willing to help and guide no matter your learning style.

Questions And Answers about PPD

What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at PPD?
Asked Nov 9, 2016
Change management
Answered Nov 6, 2019
Be prepared to speak about your applicable experience in STAR format. Be friendly and attentive to show the hiring managers that you work well in a team environment and will be pleasant to work with each day.
Answered Nov 4, 2019
What is PPD sick leave policy? How many sick days do you get per year?
Asked Nov 9, 2016
15-18 days for years 1-3, afterwards 8.33 hours each payday.
Answered Jul 6, 2019
They don't have one! You are expected to work when you are sick.
Answered Jun 10, 2018
What benefits does PPD offer?
Asked Nov 16, 2016
Vision insurance will pay for Lasik, Medical insurance is affordable and covers more for less money than peers at other companies.
Answered May 4, 2017
Good health care, 401, coffee, potential advancement if you can make it!
Answered Mar 15, 2017
What is the most stressful part about working at PPD?
Asked Jun 30, 2018
Getting people to show up to work and perform a high level of attention to detail to prevent deviations from study protoco.
Answered Sep 7, 2019
The commute
Answered Feb 21, 2019
How did you get your first interview at PPD?
Asked May 18, 2018
A friend I went to school with told me about the job and then I applied, got an interview and then started working
Answered Jan 14, 2020
I had applied one of the job opening on PPD website and it got selected for particular job of interest.
Answered Mar 26, 2019