PAREXEL

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Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Raleigh, NC

I have been working at PAREXEL

Pros

To learn new systems and get experience in various therapeutical areas. There are a vast amount of opportunities to expand ones knowlledge. also you get the opportunity to monitor in every aspect" Site initiation visits, qualification visits, monitoring and termination visits. If you were not familiar with EDC, Parexel will evenrtually train you. They have an excellent training program that helps to freshen your memory or train the beginner.

Cons

No control over travel, company politics and so many administrative systems. You don't have much time to learn them and there is not much of a learning curve. Also many times yu are thrown inot the middle of a study with know training, not even the chance to shadow or co-monitor with someone more knowledgable. Also parexel will utilize you to the very end even when they know they will fire you. Parexel has fired many people I trained with and they all felt they were set up to fail.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give a learning curve to new employees with all the sytems and creat opportunities to be sure the monitor is ready for the new protocol. I know monitors who had to train sites and there was no adequate training. The sponsor watched one of my friends fumble and requested they were removed from the study. My friend was let go because of this.

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    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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