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PAREXEL – Why Work For Us?


Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, PAREXEL operates in 80 locations in 51 countries around the world, and has 15,560 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.


PAREXEL is headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, and operates in over 75 locations in more than 50 countries on five continents.
With the Shenyang office, PAREXEL now has 22 offices throughout Asia Pacific
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PAREXEL Chairman and CEO Josef H. von Rickenbach
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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Waltham, MA

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    Great work from home benefits. Flexibility


    The salary and benefits are low

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PAREXEL Interviews

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014

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Getting an Interview


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    Clinical Monitoring Associate Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PAREXEL.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through Parexel's job page. Had a brief screening phone call (15-20 min) with a Parexel recruiter. Then was offered to come to Billerica for an In-person interview, where I interviewed with one manager in a board room. I was offered a position later that week via a phone call.

    Interview Questions
    • Pretty typical questions; What are you strengths/weaknesses, describe a situation where you dealt with a conflict, etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate. They offered more than what I asked for.
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PAREXEL Awards & Accolades

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Best Performing CRO in Taiwan, Foundation of Medical Professionals Alliance in Taiwan (FMPAT), 2014

Additional Info

Headquarters Waltham, MA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1982
Type Company - Public (PRXL)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $1 to $2 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... More

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