PAREXEL – Why Work For Us?


Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, PAREXEL operates in approximately 80 locations across more than 51 countries around the world, and has over 17,000 employees. We provide the most comprehensive drug development capabilities of any CRO worldwide. Our global regulatory expertise, Phase I-IV clinical research services, integrated eClinical technologies, and advanced commercialization services all work together to move you through the development journey more smoothly and cost-effectively from beginning to end.

Our Vision

PAREXEL strives to be the premier provider to the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries for the development and commercialization of new medical therapies worldwide. 

Our Mission 

PAREXEL's mission is to combine the strength of our expertise, experience and innovation to advance the worldwide success of the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries in preventing and curing disease. 

We Believe 

PAREXEL believes the world would be a healthier place if the journey between science and new treatments were simpler. 

Our Values 

Integrity & Ethics

Do what's right and demand honesty, maintenance of confidentiality and adherence to professional standards of excellence and safety. 

Client Service & Quality

Strive to understand our clients' requirements and to meet or exceed their expectations with high quality deliverables and service. Stay flexible and always look for proactive, responsible solutions to ensure client satisfaction. 


Consistently question the status quo and seek opportunities for continuous improvement. Strive for a stimulating work environment open to learning, curiosity and innovation. 

Sense of Urgency

Address issues and requests immediately, reasonably and comprehensively. 

Open Communication

Share information, expertise and experience. At any given moment we may be students, mentors, teachers or consultants. 

Initiative & Reward

Encourage resourcefulness, conscientiousness and leadership from each employee. Recognize and reward excellence in performance. 


Cooperate and mutually support one another. Sound strategy and creative implementation require diverse talents working in unison. Success for our clients depends on everyone's cooperation and mutual support. 


Operate with a sense of ownership with respect to our client responsibilities. Manage our financial assets with sound stewardship and a fair return for our investors.






Opportunities for students

At PAREXEL, the best minds in the industry are simplifying the journey from science to new treatments—and getting them into the hands of those who need them most. If you join us, you can be a part of that.

Currently, PAREXEL Informatics is hiring University Graduates for our Nottinghamshire, UK office for October 2014 as part of a new Technology Graduate Scheme. This is an exciting opportunity that we believe many of you may be interested in. For more information, please view the below flyer, or click here to apply.



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PAREXEL Chairman and CEO Josef H. von Rickenbach
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    Flexibility, Excellent direct Line Manager who was a Senior Manager, Decent filing system


    Complex processes, Decision made at the Executive Level Management that negatively impacted the lower levels of the organization

    Advice to Management

    Streamline process; allow hiring of experience staff to decrease the burden off managers to do project work.

PAREXEL Interviews

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Getting an Interview


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    I applied online – interviewed at PAREXEL.


    Submitted application online, HR promptly called back. Had a phone interview with the hiring manager about a week later. Very cordial and professional but it seemed to focus primarily on definitions, e.i. "What is a slowly changing dimension?" or "What is the difference between Union and Joiner transformation?". Almost no questions about experience. Made me think that a college graduate would perform better on this interview than a seasoned professional.

    Interview Questions

    • What is Data Warehouse? What is SDC? Difference between Joiner and Union transformations.   Answer Question

PAREXEL Awards & Accolades

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Best Performing CRO in Taiwan , Foundation of Medical Professionals Alliance in Taiwan (FMPAT), 2014
100 Top Companies With Remote Jobs , FlexJobs, 2015
100 Top Companies with Remote Jobs , FlexJobs, 2014
Training Top 125 , Training Magazine, 2015
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Additional Info

Headquarters Waltham, MA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1982
Type Company - Public (PRXL)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

PAREXEL International Corporation is a leading global biopharmaceutical services organization, providing a broad range of knowledge-based contract research, consulting, and medical communications services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Committed to providing solutions that expedite time-to-market and peak-market penetration ... More

Mission: PAREXEL’s mission is to combine the strength of our expertise, experience and innovation to advance the worldwide success of the bio/pharmaceutical and medical device industries in preventing and curing disease.

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