I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PAREXEL.
Interview Details – Had two phone screens with recruiters who clearly did not understand the business. then a phone screen with a hiring manager. Invited in to interview at the site, I waited 20 minutes in the lobby. Then I was interviewed in person by same two recruiters who initially phone screened me, and who asked me almost the same questions verbatim as they had on the phone. Then waited 15 minutes, and was interviewed by 5 other individuals, including the hiring manager. almost all of them asked the same identical questions. One of the interviewers admitted they had never seen my resume. Was not taken to lunch during the day. My last interview was with someone who claimed to be an OD Six Sigma expert, whatever that is. did not hear back for two weeks, then they asked if I wanted to come back in and interview with 2 additional people in the organization. No way.
Interview Question –
How many CRA's are there in the world? Would you trade Tom Brady for RG III?
If you could be any kind of fish, what would you be and why? View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and 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 Question – 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.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at PAREXEL in September 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 Question – You have to know you background Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PAREXEL in July 2012.
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 Question – Why do you want to work here? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate, but I wish I would have.
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at PAREXEL in September 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 Question – What are your greatest accomplishment? Answer Question
The process took 8 weeks - interviewed at PAREXEL in October 2010.
Interview Details – This interview process was a joke. Parexel uses an outside resource, Kenexa, to help them staff this position. Recruiter had no clue about any of the job details. She didn't call on scheduled time we were supposed to talk. She couldn't answer any of my questions. When I went in for in person interview, the hiring manager wasn't focused, didn't make eye contact, answered her phone during interview, and didn't come across very professional at all. Because I heard so many great things about company, I told myself this must have just been a bad day. HR didn't even give me any benefit details until after I had an offer. My references were checked once before offer by outside recruiter per hiring manager's policy, then outside company did my reference checks a second time. This whole process was very unorganized. I thought it would be different when I started. It wasn't. I resigned after 2 weeks. The trainer that was supposed to train me, had her own training to do. I was a burden to her. She left me all alone. I was working 10-12 hour days with no help whatsover.
Interview Question – Do yo have any colleagues that would be interested in this position? View Answer
Negotiation Details –
They could only pay up to 70K. No negotiation. For the work that is required, this is a sweatshop.
This position is a trainwreck. Do not work in their drug safety group. Very high turnover, high stress.
Pros: Regular hours are a benefit, however when starting a position on this site, its advisable to withdraw any ideas for vacation or leave time up front. – Full Review
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