PAREXEL

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Good place to work - excellent work, live balance

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Billerica, MA
Current Employee - Project Manager in Billerica, MA

Pros

Some great people.
Exceptional work life balance (they turn the lights off in the building at 6).
Strong team culture, people really help each other.
They manage geographically distributed teams very well.
Promote from within.

Cons

Some not so great people.
Distributed teams can make it difficult to effect change.
Distributed teamc can make it harder to stand out and move up.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Bring your distributed teams together more often and force commonality between sites where apporpriaote.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Huge Bureaucracy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, MA

    Pros

    Pharmaceducal Industry is growing rapidly, stable company, benefits are good.

    Cons

    Some of the worst processes I have ever seen, clueless about IT development, very political heavy at the top. Just hired any QA person for the first time!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to develop software

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Think twice before accepting employment at PAREXEL

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, MA

    Pros

    Staff, not management, who work with you are the very people holding that company together and are the best you could ask for as colleagues.

    Cons

    Very poor management style, only cares about the money line for the company and will work you to death. Not everyone is treated fairly and if you don't hit the right manager right off during your first month there, watch out, you are on the black list - not able to move out the department, receive minimal raises, no "ata boy" for any good job well done and can be denied upping your education because they will find a way to say the course doesn't fall within your job title. In doing performance reviews, over 90% of staff receive "met rquirement", and when mgmt. is asked how do I get to the next level (beyond met requirements), you are told "you have to go above and beyond". That is their favor answer, and they don't explain - "you just have to go above and beyond what you are doing" is said over and over. PAREXEL will try to cut corners wherever they can and that means at the staff's level. PAREXEL wants 120% out of you daily but can't provide the needed equipment - their laptop/desktop systems are way out dated and the internal equipment is always down....makes it very difficult to do your work, and then this it held against you in performance, so that gives them the opportunity to hold back raises are give you a very minimal raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to learn how to run a company, treat staff fairly, promote from within and check salaries. You are losing some of the best talent and need to wake up...word is out there in the industry that "PAREXEL can't hold onto staff, its a big turnstyle company".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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