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Stay Away....

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Current Employee - Director  in  Waltham, MA
Current Employee - Director in Waltham, MA

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

Pros

Benefits (health, dental, vacation (3 weeks), global company, ability to be home based)

Cons

Doesn't value employees; bureaucratic; cronyism rampant; Sr. Mgmt thinks they are GOD and that they must be treated that way; to many VPs and no resource; no career advancement unless you are a benefactor of cronyism; Sr. Mgmt out of touch and policies reflect that; Workload expectations very unrealistic; don't care about level of education or skills

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Return to valuing your employees and quit putting so much resource and value into VPs that do nothing. Promote people b/c they deserve it and have worked hard for it. Develop policies that match the real work that is going on; Quit hiring VPs and instead hire resource that is actually needed for projects.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for PAREXEL

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    CRA II

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    Former Employee - Research Associate  in  Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Waltham, MA

    I worked at PAREXEL full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    New software applications to learn and use elsewhere
    Medium range salary

    Cons

    Petty behavior on management styles; excessive travel; expected to be working on weekends - non stop

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell the MBA types who set the companies metrixs they don't know what they are doing setting unrealistic goals for positions they have never held themselves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Promises made, but not kept.

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate II  in  Billerica, MA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate II in Billerica, MA

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

    Pros

    Salary is pretty competitive (if you like working 40+ OT every two weeks).

    Cons

    No support from management or HR. PXL allows sponsors to dictate deviations from PXL SOPs (it's not going to be pretty when an audit occurs and it is found that FDA/GCP/ICH guidelines haven't been followed only to appease foreign Pharma companies). Productivity metrics can not be met with all of the other "expectations" (in the interview process and new hire training it was presented that these roles would be taken over by the "in-house" CRAs e.g. constant site contacts, site payment issues, collection of SRP documents, updates to internal tracking systems). Unfortunate that the CRAs are the only ones held responsible when it comes to light that stated time lines aren't being met. In interview 60-65% travel is stated; don't believe it. Of course you can play the role of 3 people! Again, no support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow federal regulations! Don't candy coat your company in the hiring process. Support your direct reports! It is pretty obvious that upper management doesn't care one bit about employee satisfaction/retention. We are the worker ants, and pretty soon you won't have anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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