PAREXEL Reviews

Updated July 30, 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. Clinical Operations Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Operations Manager in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Clinical Operations Manager in Durham, NC

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  2. 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.


  3. Clinical Monitor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PAREXEL

    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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    PRN

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Baltimore, MD

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Phlebotomy experience opportunity and flexible hours

    Cons

    Hours cut when business has declined!


  6. Helpful (2)

    Senior Clinical Research Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at PAREXEL

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

    Pros

    great benefits, LM, COL, great CRAs and CMAs. Have a good team approach

    Cons

    Middle management always trying to justify their jobs by "brainstorming" to come up with "new" ideas. This just is BS and bogs down the entire system. Upper management could care less about the CRA/CMA/COL - they only care about the bottom line. Management needs to listen and learn from the people "in the field".

    Advice to Management

    ASK LISTEN LEARN You have great CRA/CMA/COL who really care about quality work. We get no support from management - they don't want to hear about problems or even solutions, they only care about the bottom line. And we don't get bonuses for all our hard work!


  7. Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PAREXEL part-time

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and setting to learn

    Cons

    Often very little to do


  8. Love PAREXEL

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PAREXEL

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance, great salary and benefits

    Cons

    Too many systems and start up process needs to be re-vamped


  9. Helpful (3)

    Clinical Operations Leader

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    If you have the right manager you will receive the advancement opportunities desired. Lots of systems to keep you on top of industry standards

    Cons

    Heavily rely on the competent. Managers do not hold their employees accountable. Goals are not streamlined across departments to reach deliverables

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to develop the most important roles to the success of the study and company. The site facing roles are given the least amount of acknowledgement, yet carry the highest contribution to success


  10. Corporate Recruiter

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Billerica, MA
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Billerica, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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


  11. Good CRO

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, decentralized, stock performing well

    Cons

    confused management team in constant organizational flux...misguided attempts to cut costs by sacrificing higher levels needed to get job done

    Advice to Management

    focus on growth and customer retention instead of cost cutting



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