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The ship is sinking, no kidding ...

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

I have been working at PAREXEL

Pros

flexible working hours, as long as you get the job done, no one really cares when you come in and when you leave. You can work from home as well. 20% + of the employees are decentralized.

Cons

chaos in financial and operational systems, currently.
too many highly paid directors who are only good at talking, but not real working.
High turnover rate, over-burned work bees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire and keep the good employees!

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Get in, get out

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Lowell, MA

    I worked at PAREXEL

    Pros

    Good to get "regulated company" credentials

    Cons

    Promotions and career success are based on getting highly ranked political allies. Quality of work means nothing. If you are not favored you will be overlooked, verbally abused, and used as a convenient excuse when things go wrong

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The abusive and political culture comes from the top down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Challenging

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

    I have been working at PAREXEL

    Pros

    Projects are interesting
    Dealing with people in over 54 countries is very interesting
    Company is involved in cutting edge clinical research
    Pay is around industry average
    A lot of room for horizontal movement and promotions

    Cons

    Management expectations of hard working employees is too high. Low performers are allowed to stay low at the expense of the good workers
    Workload is intense and does not allow for work-life balance. Burn-out is frequent. Working 60 hours a week is not uncommon
    Some senior managers are borderline abusive in their language towards their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place more of an emphasis on work-life balance
    Stop running so many concurrent projects using the same resources - the pace is unsustainable

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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