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Started off great, ended not so great.

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Former Employee - In House CRA  in  Durham, NC
Former Employee - In House CRA in Durham, NC

I worked at PAREXEL

Pros

Excellent benefits (health specifically) and managers respect work/life balance Manager also worked with me to schedule long and short vacations around current work load. Salary is competitive. The RTP office is super causal (you can wear jeans every day if you prefer).

Cons

Some coworkers took ad stage of the laid-back dress code and dressed inappropriately/unprofessionally
Training for specific job roles needs serious improvement
Dental plan is Not good
Office space in RTP is old and cramped
They do not give raises very often (not bc the company isnt making money)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fight for the good competent workers to get promotion and raises. No use loosing good employees Bc of low salary no promotion to replace them a substandard replacement
Get the new SOPs in order/finalized so people know their roles and responsiblities and articulate this info to staff.

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    The industry training was exceptional, but line management's expectations of hours worked per week was unreasonable.

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    Current Employee - Clinical Data Manager  in  Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Clinical Data Manager in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at PAREXEL

    Pros

    This is the Cadillac of the industry in terms of training. You will learn a lot and learn it the right way. The facility is very nice and fellow employees are generally nice people and fun to work with.

    Cons

    I found it extremely stressful in terms of work life balance. The number of hours per week that line management expected an employee to work was unreasonable, especially for salaried employees. It was not at all unusual to be working 12 hour days and then they still wanted more. Employees who chose to work their standard 40 hours were harrassed by line management and made to feel like they would lose their job. It was very stressful from that perspective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff a project appropriately to give employees a better work life balance. Contractors may love the overtime because they are earning time and a half, but salaried employees are losing out. Be thankful for the overtime an employee freely gives and don't pressure the employee for more.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to work and grow.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at PAREXEL

    Pros

    Diverse work environment. Has all the advantages of both a small company and a large corporation, e.g. great benefits but you can still get get to know the people you work with.

    Cons

    PAREXEL as a company is in a difficult spot, smaller than their biggest competitors to gain efficiencies from economies of scale but still more bureaucratic than their smaller competitors.

    Recommends
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