PAREXEL Interview Questions & Reviews in United Kingdom
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Medical Writer II Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at PAREXEL in August 2014.
Interview Details – applied through a recruiter; first stage interview over the telephone; the person was very friendly and wanted to find out about my experience and ask a few technical questions, They wanted to know how many documents I have written, reviewed or edited. They actually want to know the numbers of each type of document (CSRs, protocols, CTDs etc)
CRA II Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at PAREXEL in July 2014.
Interview Details – First had a telephone interview with recruting agency, then another phone interview with HR department at parexel. A video conference interview was next with a direction and lastly another phone interview with HR.
Interview Question – All questions will be familiar for a CRA with experience. Answer Question
Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at PAREXEL in March 2014.
Interview Details – I applied online through Parexel's system and was quickly contacted by their Talent Acquisition group for a phone screen. Initial communications went well and was told they would be back in contact shortly. Approximately 2 weeks later I was called by another HR person to set up an in-person interview.
The in-person interview went well I thought. Those who interviewed me where nice and professional; they thoroughly answered all the questions I brought with me as well.
It has been 2 weeks since the interview took place and no one from the company has contacted me to tell me I either didn't or did get the position. I contacted the HR person I worked with requesting next steps regardless of the outcome following the interview and never heard anything back. This is unfortunate because the company seems to have a lot of exciting things happening and a talented group individuals within the dept I interviewed with.. However, if their dedicated team of HR Talent Acquisition professionals cannot even get back to potential hires regarding next steps, that leaves a negative first impression about what working for the company is like.
Interview Question – The interview questions were what I'd expect ranging from technical to behavioral. Example questions:
Tell us about your previous experience.
Why did you apply for this job and what interests you about it?
What has been your most challenging project?
How do you handle working with a fellow employee you don't like? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Clinical Data Analyst I Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PAREXEL.
Interview Details – HR people contacted me by seeing the profile in Linkedin. I gave a brief HR interview. They arranged for a telephone interview with a senior manager. I answered all her questions very well. She said that she would arrange a face-face interview with me but never heard from her again. I mailed her but no reply. They might have at least replied saying that I am rejected.
Interview Question – none. all questions are very easy View Answer
Administrative Assistant Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PAREXEL.
Interview Details – Upload CV, Telephone Interview & Face to Face Interview
Interview Question – Went through CV, the role its self then some questions about customer service, how you work in a team, how you measure your level of success View Answer
Medical Writer Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at PAREXEL.
Interview Details – Highly inefficient recruitment process in the UK. Treat the candidates like their puppets and keep them hanging in and get you to do unnecessary interviews with repetitive questions. Two telephone interviews, one panel interview and then another HR interview for a junior role. Asked me to to go to their far off office when the position was supposed to be quite near me. The HR and the interviewers had different stand on the location of the job. Did not get back to me with their decision despite promising to do so by a certain date twice.
Interview Question – The questions were fairly standard but the recruitment process was highly inefficient Answer Question
Project Leader Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PAREXEL.
Interview Details – Hiring agency, 1 phone and 1 F2F with 3 Directors, good overview provided on the industry and PXL structure
Financial Analyst Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PAREXEL in July 2013.
Interview Details – I registered on the company's carer website and the HR recruiter contacted me asking whether I would be interested in a role of Financial Analyst. I said yes. First was the screening interview on a phone with HR from London- typical HR questions ie why would you like to work for our company, why are you looking for a new job etc- it was very pleasant and took around 1h. The second interview was face to face with a hiring manager and a senior from the team. The questions were again very easy with not much technical knowledge being tested. After the 2nd interview I was asked to fill in an online personal test after which I went for the 3rd interview with an HR person and a finance manager from Boston (video conference). First I was left 1to1 with the manager and was asked many competency questions: give me an example of a situation when you did this and that_kind of questions. Then the HR lady came back and we discussed my personal test answers.
The whole recruitment process went smoothly and I was told that I would be informed about the result within a week... and haven't heard from them ever after. After few weeks I sent and email to the HR lady from London- the one I was in touch with through the whole process but haven't received any answer.
Tbh I was a bit disappointed that after 3 stages and the final interview they didn't bother to contact me with any feedback..
Interview Question – Many questions about samples of your behaviour in different situations. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Engineering Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PAREXEL in December 2011.
Interview Details – I received a call from their HR. They arranged the interview. The interview was easy and I believe I did well but never received any call back from them. I emailed and called but no response. I took a day off and wen to their office. They could at least give a call and say I was not successful.
Interview Question – Example of a team work View Answer
Very Easy Interview
Technical Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PAREXEL in January 2012.
Interview Details – Received a call from recruitment team after 3 months of applying. Booked and interview date... then it cancelled.. they booked another interview date.. Interview was horrible.. never had such an interview.. They couldnt find a room available.. telephone in the room kept ringing all the way interview.. Never received any update.. Emailed them few times but never received a clear answer.... wasted couple of days with these guys..
Interview Question – Example of difficult project Answer Question
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