PAREXEL Reviews

Updated August 25, 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. Everything I wanted initially but things are questionable now

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Assigned to few protocols and in-house monitor to field site calls are great

    Cons

    Career development. Three interviews for advancement and no change yet.

    Advice to Management

    Have the out-going COL recommend their best CRA for their replacement


  2. CMA

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company with good benefits. Wonderful learning experience as someone new to clinical research. Really have the opportunity to drive your career.

    Cons

    A lot of work falls to the CMA when no other role is available. Great learning experience but very overwhelming.


  3. CMA at PXL

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PAREXEL full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team to work with; great training

    Cons

    Too much to do. As a CMA you end up taking on larger roles. But it's a very good learning experience for individuals new to the industry.


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  5. Great company in most ways

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Business Operations Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at PAREXEL full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people and a good team environment Good benefits package Good support for working from home Flexible career path, you can chart your own course and there are opportunities for promotion

    Cons

    Company is going through layoffs (2015-2016) Workload and demands on time can be high Some work processes are too complex and inefficient

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the number of approvers and decision-makers required to get things done, and delegate more authority to match the accountability


  6. Data Opeartions

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Operations Lead in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Data Operations Lead in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to be in a face-paced environment where there are multiple opportunities to improve your skills and expertise and work independently

    Cons

    No regard for a work-life balance; salary does not keep up with industry standards and years of experience; senior management does not listen to the operations teams

    Advice to Management

    Provide a smaller work load


  7. CMA

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CMA in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - CMA in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and great IT

    Cons

    I have noticed so far


  8. Clinical Operations Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Operations Manager in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Clinical Operations Manager in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PAREXEL full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, Excellent direct Line Manager who was a Senior Manager, Decent filing system

    Cons

    Complex processes, Decision made at the Executive Level Management that negatively impacted the lower levels of the organization

    Advice to Management

    Streamline process; allow hiring of experience staff to decrease the burden off managers to do project work.


  9. It depends

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Site Intelligence Analyst I in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Site Intelligence Analyst I in Durham, NC

    I worked at PAREXEL full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My group had terrific managers but they all left. Work was interesting. Benefits very good. Advancement rare but new management may be changing that.

    Cons

    People from at least 3 grps have stories of new hires lasting 3 mos - 2 weeks. Atmosphere in DM is toxic. Regular company-wide announcements about exciting decision-making changes. Right.


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    Clinical Monitor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The salary is good and they had great benefits

    Cons

    There is no team cohesion

    Advice to Management

    They should focus less attention on metrics and make sure that the people the hire to work on projects for clients, know what they are doing.


  11. Administrative Associate

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Shrewsbury, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Shrewsbury, MA

    I worked at PAREXEL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hard working and friendly team.

    Cons

    Since company is a CRA its salary/benefits are less than pharmaceutical industry which are its customers.



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