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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Billerica, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA

I have been working at PAREXEL full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Established company.
Met great people who share the same frustrations and are the ones who will offer help.
Great location, away from the city.

Cons

To many systems in place that do not work well with each other.
Too many chiefs, not enough Indians.
It's sink or swim and many hours spent looking for answers within many different company based Senior and Line Managers unable to provide help or answers, due to their own workload or lack of knowledge.
Many wasted hours looking up answers
Finger pointing is common practice for Senior managers and leaders for their own mistakes.
Work life balance becoming more and more non-existent.
Super-users? Seriously, this is obsolete.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The top chiefs need to experience and have a true understanding of the day to day struggles and challenges that the staff beneath them experience, many of which could be avoided to increase productivity. There are employees who have the passion, drive and potential but all too often, these ones are overlooked and end up leaving the company. It's frustrating to witness this. More focus needs to be placed on project assignment, when possible align the responsibilities with one who is more expert in that role.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Horrible! Work load is unrealistic!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Billerica, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Medical benefits and 401K --nothing else positive.

    Cons

    Only here 3 months and burned out already (I have over 10 yrs. experience working at other CROs and this is the worst). Work load is ridiculous with no time to come up for air. 12+ hr. days and working weekends/holidays. Line management support is a joke. You are thrown into it--sink or swim. Too many SOPs that totally bog down what you are trying to accomplish--waste of time and too confusing to read with pointless diagrams and "swim lanes". Beware about asking questions because you won't get answers. Hand off of studies from colleagues is non-existent. No information about where the study is, what the issues are, etc. Horrible communication. All I can say is DON'T WORK HERE!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people so work can be more evenly distributed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company, great benefits, decent salaries

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at PAREXEL

    Pros

    benefits
    people
    established company growing very quickly

    Cons

    very large (can be a pro)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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