PAREXEL Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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PAREXEL Chairman and CEO Josef H. von Rickenbach
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Pros
  • Great people, good benefits, not micro managing, ability to work from home as a LM (in 25 reviews)

  • Salary, time off, training department is outstanding, average work/life balance (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • They work you very hard here - the work/life balance is non-existent (in 20 reviews)

  • no work/life balance, constant overload, good people leave for better companies (in 8 reviews)

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  1. A good CRO with a lot of systems

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PAREXEL

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good support system from line management

    Cons

    Burn out inevevitably comes quickly in every role

  2. Helpful (1)

    No Growth Here

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

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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

  3. HERON PAREXEL has its share of "growing pains"

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PAREXEL

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some very smart, driven people with a real sense of comraderie
    Good access to projects in different geographies, disease areas, project types
    Work life balance can be achieved if you make a point of it
    Opportunitities to take on skills and responsibilities not traditionally part of your role

    Cons

    Brain drain, all of the really good people are getting frustrated and leaving, seems to happen periodically in waves?
    Lower than average salaries, no bonuses,periods of intense work
    Since being acquired by PAREXEL, byzantine processes, poor corporate culture, and general frustration
    Pigeonholed as all data, not capable of strategy

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people, and I'm not talking about training! If salaries and benefits are better elsewhere, you're never going to hold on to enough people to ever grow. Need to get new project types to keep staff interested

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  5. Good environment to enjoy working, Not too much room for growth.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at PAREXEL

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Really nice people to work with. Great managers who gives you full trust which motivates you to work harder.

    Cons

    There is little room for growth, and the company is busy trying to satisfy the clients that there is no investment in latest technology. Getting things done fast beats getting things done right for most of the time.

    Advice to Management

    If there is more support in R&D in the product, there would be much more room for growth.

  6. When You have Reached The End

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Monitoring Associate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Clinical Monitoring Associate in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at PAREXEL

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a constant flow of work, you receive two possible pay raise reviews a year, and every so often they have a free company function for employees to partake in.

    Cons

    No work life balance, minimal organization and larger sponsor projects lack structure defined to meet time lines.

    Advice to Management

    Salaries are not what they used to be, but please provide your employees with realistic reviews and help them define actual career paths. Stop promising people the ability to work from home.

  7. Dead End Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at PAREXEL

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits, coworkers are nice, good reatueants near the office

    Cons

    will never be promoted from within if you are a CRA. Zero work life balance. It's a seven day a week job.

    Advice to Management

    stop lying about advancement

  8. Helpful (1)

    The people are extremely nice, but you really have to look towards upper level management to find intelligent personnel.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are extremely friendly and the company provides extensive benefits to their employees. Working from home is an option as they provide a laptop.

    Cons

    The office is a bit old and the staff is as well. Being young, it can take time to adjust to the environment.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest bringing in some young talent to bring some energy to the culture. At times it can be pretty dry.

  9. A P Coordinator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Billerica, MA

    I worked at PAREXEL

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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. Horrible company with horrible Sr. Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Line Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Line Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Able to work from home

    Cons

    Hired in one position, forced into another that included a lot of travel. Started with a decent Sr. Manager, ended with a horrible person who should never manage people, and she is the reason I left. The company is too big to really do anything about their dead wood.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people when they tell you why they are leaving. When you get a lot of complaints about one person, pay attention. It doesn't matter if upper management likes that person if they are driving away the experienced, hard working people they supervise.

  11. A constantly growing and changing environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PAREXEL

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Growing, challenging, and constantly redefining which provides ample amount for new opportunities.

    Cons

    Because of the growth and constant desire to grow more, the policies sometimes take longer to change in a good direction, but they do try

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