PAREXEL

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Great company to work for!

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - CRA II in Durham, NC
Current Employee - CRA II in Durham, NC

I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Highly competitive compensation and time-off policies.

Cons

Lack of resourcing for new projects.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Beware of Shallow Promises

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    Current Employee - Director in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Highly decentralized culture where you are able to work remotely with a diverse global staff. Management is hit or miss depending on the group for whom you work.

    Cons

    The workload and travel expectations aee punishing. 60 hr weeks are the norm with minimal worklife balance despite promises to the contrary. For a 13,000 person company there always seems to be staffing shortages and zero training. Management is very cliquey and if you aren't part of the club, never expected to get promoted or even receive a thank you from your boss. There are a lot of promises made in terms of career advancement, but when it comes time to hire, expect the new person to come from outside the company ar a higher payscale than internal employees. The company isn't growing organically, and is only achieving numbers through acquisitions. The CRO industry is changing and the company is consistentlh losing projects to more nimble and less expensive competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people in the field regarding emerging trends in the industry. Leadership is more than empty words and threats. Management through politics and intimidation is no way to lead...and that is rampant throughout the PAREXEL culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Perfect for those looking for a paycheck, but not those looking for intellectually stimulating work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PAREXEL

    Pros

    Leading CRO, experience will pretty much give you an opportunity to go to any CRO later on. Recognizable name that will also let you transition to industry sponsors if you wish.

    Cons

    Not intellectually stimulating, very mundane work. LM was never present and in my case, didn't bode well for new hires who were expected to be in office daily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Working from home saves the company money and is a great benefit for employees. However, a non-existent LM who works from home when new hires are expected to be in office daily does not benefit the company. You are losing talent!

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