PAREXEL

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Wishing times were better – When times are good it seems the trickle down works and growth is possible.

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Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Waltham, MA
Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Waltham, MA

I have been working at PAREXEL

Pros

Chance for growth & foot in the door of the CRO industry. They offer a good self-paced training program and resources should you choose to expand your training.

Cons

There is a lack of communication about important issues (i.e. rate of promotions, change of work place location)

There is also little flexibility around the 40 hour week. There is the flex-time to a certain amount around the core hours 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. However, you need to log 8 hours a day. Even if you work a 12 hour day putting in significant time to get deliverables out the door, you still need to log 8 hours the next using personal/vacation hours if necessary. For most positions, there is not an option for a 4 day x10 hours workweek.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There needs to be more give and take. There are MANY overqualified people putting 120% with hopes of notice.

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Waltham, MA

    I worked at PAREXEL

    Pros

    Management is great. It's like a family. They understand family issues and are very accomodating when their employees are in need of assistance - both in and out of work. The company has good training and encourages continuing education regularly.

    Cons

    The pay could be better, but this is the cost of having been given the opportunity to enter the clinical trial industry. Promotional opportunities are usually good, but the company is affected in economic downturns. They do their best when promotional opportunities are not feasible due to financial concerns and make it a point to continually stay in contact with their employees about the company's status.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a great job - please keep up the good work!

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    Good company. Could be better

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lowell, MA

    I have been working at PAREXEL

    Pros

    Better than average pay scale. Good mid level management. Very flexible timings. Option of working from home.

    Cons

    The work here requires long working hours. It being in a service industry results in a high pressure work environment.
    Not very technically sophisticated. People are very resistive to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company has some very good technology assets. But these are distributed far and wide. There is no information of what the other units are doing. Each business unit is run as a separate business unit. Perhaps there could be lot of advantage in bringing them together

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