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Helpful (5)

Stay Away....

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Director in Waltham, MA
Current Employee - Director in Waltham, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for PAREXEL

  1. CRA II

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at PAREXEL full-time (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 Management

    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


  2. Helpful (1)

    Promises made, but not kept.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate II in Billerica, MA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate II in Billerica, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (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 Management

    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.


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