PAREXEL Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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PAREXEL Chairman and CEO Josef H. von Rickenbach
Josef H. von Rickenbach
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Pros
  • Ability to work from home, advancement potential (in 25 reviews)

  • Good place to get a good work life balance (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • As a CRA there is no work life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • There was no work/life balance it was only work (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Corporate Recruiter

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Billerica, MA
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Billerica, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good training, well organized organization, pro employee, solid processes and procedures, hire from withing

    Cons

    Work load can be very extensive.

    Advice to Management

    Review work load vs quality


  2. Helpful (7)

    FIND ANOTHER PLACE TO WORK

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PAREXEL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are nice at your level.

    Cons

    Pay, games management play and the lies. If you are a manager or higher you have bonus, if they act like giving you 2.5% is a gift. DO NOT WORK THERE.

    Advice to Management

    Let's try thinking first, and there is no I in team.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Client Services

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Billerica, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good technology, customizable, good business processes

    Cons

    Business model is to squeeze the most out of you

    Advice to Management

    Treasure the value of each employee


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  5. The culture is growing and improving, and the outlook is promising.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Trial Specialist in Billerica, MA
    Current Employee - Clinical Trial Specialist in Billerica, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of autonomy. 3 weeks vacation. 5 personal days. Plenty of sick time. Plenty of opportunities to learn and grow in one's career. Great place to make valuable connections with others in the industry.

    Cons

    SOPs are clunky and way too involved, leading to delays. Systems are not well integrated, and too much insistence on keeping multiple trackers.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce cumbersome processes and put more faith in employees ability to make reasonable decisions. Update systems and stop beating down employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Nowhere to grow, Disgruntled employees

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Billerica, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good coffee and not bad benefits

    Cons

    Dead IT shop, very outdated technology, no vision and no concern for employee


  7. lead

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, good opportunities for entry level positions.

    Cons

    No bonuses, under resourced projects, high pressure, high turnover

    Advice to Management

    People with great work ethics and experience are not valued


  8. Helpful (9)

    No Growth Here

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Billerica, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Billerica, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, people to work with

    Cons

    Poor middle management, leadership, unfair promotions, lots of gossips, attrition rate is more for strong people, some teams work very hard, lots of hierarchy, business is growing but IT is poor, way behind in the technology

    Advice to Management

    Remove some layers of ineffective management, be lean and smart, appreciate the hard working employees


  9. A P Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Billerica, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, great culture, employees and management.

    Cons

    Very limited career progressions and promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Create clear paths for employees


  10. Awesome company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Developer in Billerica, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Developer in Billerica, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work culture and work life balance

    Cons

    low salary and not much scope for growth in IT


  11. Helpful (2)

    worked for over 5 years, overall good experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Billing Specialist in Billerica, MA
    Current Employee - Billing Specialist in Billerica, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, fast growing company

    Cons

    not very good with promoting from within, and moved jobs to India

    Advice to Management

    keep jobs in the US



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