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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

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. A good place to start your pharma career

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Waltham, MA

    I worked at PAREXEL

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Superb place to start in the pharma industry as there are lots of highly competent and knowledgeable people from who you can learn alot from. What you learn at PAREXEL will make you very valuable at pharma and biotech companies, especially locally.

    Cons

    There is alot of turnover because clients are always cherry-picking staff. There are also alot of "silos" so departments aren't always working together but often they compete against each other instead.

    Advice to Management

    better incentives and rewards for good performance needed. Also better support for staff under alot of pressure to perform for clients.


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

    I worked at PAREXEL

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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