PAREXEL Interview Questions

Updated Sep 11, 2014
Updated Sep 11, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Waltham, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PAREXEL.

    Interview Details

    1. Kenexa recruiter contacts you and does an initial screen.
    2. HR contacts you and they set up the inteviews with the internal hiring panel
    3. Phone interviews with internal panel members
    4. Bring you in for a face to face
    5. Make an offer if they like you

    Interview Questions
    • Depends on the position you are applying for. You will be asked a series of what if scenarios and how you would resolve the problem, prevent an issue or handle the situation. They are big on client satisfaction type questions. If you are applying for an Project Manager position, be prepared to answer questions re: quality and risk and what CTMS systems you have used.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    For some positions, they do not negotiate. It is take it or leave it. For positions that they need to fill badly (Project Managers, CTMS, CRAs, etc..) you do have some room to negotiate in terms of salary and being home based.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    CRA II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Newark, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at PAREXEL in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    all phone interviews. the first is all about the content of your resume very brief summary, the second more details asking about your experiences as a CRA. Kind of technical nothing you cannot handle provided you know your onions the third is a behavioral interview testing your skills in site situational cases.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    CRA I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Durham, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PAREXEL in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and quickly received a call for more information. I was told that I would have to interview in person and would I be available in about two weeks. I followed up after the phone screen and realized that I would get the in person. I got an email soon after confirming. I came in and had a good interview with the manager telling me that they were highly interested and I did very well. I went to the following Q&A session and tried to be enthusiastic. I think it may have my down fall but Im still well qualified and nice person. I got a call two days later and was not offered a position. I really could not believe it. But I also got the feeling that I was being steered from the job...almost that feeling like I was discriminated against(I was over qualified). Its a weird feeling! But I just keep positive.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Waltham, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days - interviewed at PAREXEL in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    I had two phone interviews, and then a face to face meeting with about 6 people. They were all very nice, seemed to be enthusiastic, but some were distracted, I think a big meeting was going on that day.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    CRA II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Billerica, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Billerica, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at PAREXEL in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Scenario situations presented (i.e. what would you do upon identifying an unreported SAE while at the site monitoring, what would you do if you arrive to the site if none of the data has been completed).

    Interview Questions
    • If you have worked in the field, none of the questions should come across as difficult. All common knowledge in the Clinical Research world.   View Answers (2)
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate, but now wish that I had stayed with my previous employer.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Drug Safety Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Waltham, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PAREXEL in September 2008.

    Interview Details

    First received a phone call to set up interview, which was fairly quickly. One face to face interview, with 4 different management staff. Received a call back in 3 weeks with an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate, but I wish I would have.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Imaging Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Billerica, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Billerica, MA
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at PAREXEL in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initial Phone Interview Screening with HR personnel, secondary screening with hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Please review your current responsibilities, hiring experience, and managing experience   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Waltham, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at PAREXEL in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received an email from an outsourced recruiter to setup a 30 minute conversation over the phone. I received a very positive feedback and I was told that in 3-5 days I will be scheduled for a 2nd round phone interview. It has been 3 months now and I have been told the same thing every week that the recruiter has not heard back from the hiring manager. Therefore, I decided to withdraw my application because I do not want to work for a company that does not know how to treat their employees. Evidently, the whole interview process confirms the claim.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lowell, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lowell, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at PAREXEL in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    This company is awful. I had a decent interview there and have never had trouble with an interview before, most of the time an offer comes without a hitch. The head recruiter asked me to come out for a day to speak with them after a phone screen.

    After spending the day there and taking a vacation day off to speak with them, they never had the courtesy to call me back and say they didn't want to offer a job. I was interviewing for a fairly senior job.

    It is fine not to want to hire someone, no problem with this, but not to call them after they spent a day at your offices it just disrespectful and unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Clinical Data Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PAREXEL in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    Hiring manager was very pleasant, very knowledgeable and capable. She is one of the truly good managers there that help drive the organization

    Interview Questions
    • I don't believe any of the questions were particularly difficult. Typically difficult questions were generic such as "describe your most difficult situation in your last job, and what you did to resolve it."   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation phase. They simply say the job pays this. Any attempt to negotiate is turned down. Due to the impacted market, they have a large pool of candidates ready to fill in a spot if you do not.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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 Former Statistical Programmer in Durham, NC

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