PPD is a good place to work if you are fresh out of university and looking to gain experience. Past 1-2 years at PPD, there is little to no progression. Additionally, the training is very basic for new starters and there isn't a lot of support once you move from new employee training to your group.
Promotions are given based on friendships or people threatening to quit, and not on work performance. The culture promotes revenue and not quality. Work life balance is totally dependent on what department you work in. Management is inexperienced and weak.
Over the years, it has become and less and less desirable place to work. There are 200+ employees using a canteen that would be suitable for 40-50 people. The sports and social budget was cut recently, resulting in no activities and a less friendly environment. There is not enough parking for the staff. Employee safety doesn't seem to be a priority and was shocked when we were expected to work for multiple days without running water and during red weather warnings.
Good experience for your first job
Toxic environment, weak managers, work life balance