Premier People:
Ashley Jones, Project Director, Oncology

Premier Cultural Anchor: Empowerment

Before joining Premier Research, I spent roughly seven years at one of the largest CROs our industry has to offer. Before long I started feeling like a number and was doubting if that was the right “family” for me.  I made the incredibly difficult decision to leave and found myself at Premier Research in 2017. 

It didn’t take me long to figure out that this career move was one of the best decisions I could have made, both personally and professionally. I instantly felt a sense of family and community, but more than anything, I had a voice, and my work was truly making an impact. This newfound confidence also influenced my relationships with colleagues at all levels and with clients, who are not afraid to pick up the phone and call or send an email when something comes up, good or bad. 

Within my first few weeks at Premier Research, I hit the road and started traveling to visit clients with my colleague Angi Robinson, who, as it turns out, ended up being my first friend within the company. Angi has always been an inspiration to me with how she manages work and family, and I can only hope that one day I will be as brilliant as she is.

During my time with Premier Research, an essential tool that I’ve learned to utilize is to rely on your team. In my opinion, Project Management has always been a heavy role because we wear so many hats, but I have learned that the load is a lot lighter when we properly delegate and communicate. Because of this valuable enlightenment that I worked through with my line manager at the time, I had the opportunity to grow and take on further responsibility that I otherwise would not have had time for. 

There are so many folks here at Premier Research that I feel comfortable approaching for advice, which is just one more reason I love working at this company. A job is a job, but the people at Premier Research make all the difference!