PAREXEL

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PAREXEL Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
342 Reviews
3.0
342 Reviews
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PAREXEL Chairman and CEO Josef H. von Rickenbach
Josef H. von Rickenbach
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employees are friendly and helpful, and there is a GREAT work-life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Great people, good benefits, not micro managing, ability to work from home as a LM (in 22 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.  

    worked for over 5 years, overall good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Billing Specialist in Billerica, MA
    Current Employee - Billing Specialist in Billerica, MA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    keep jobs in the US

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    very career-growth oriented company

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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 full-time

    Pros

    company provides great career growth opportunities, training, and flexibility with schedules. Also, working from home is very comment at PAREXEL.

    Cons

    The pay is lower in CROs than in the rest of industry. This is the only con I've noticed so far.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Starting place to gain clinical exposure

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CMA II in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - CMA II in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Exposure to global experience, work/life balance acceptable

    Cons

    Lots of turnover... promotions are hard to get, salaries are lower than average in the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management need to stay consistent and employ techniques to retain their good employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Work long hours but satisfying

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Operations Leader
    Former Employee - Clinical Operations Leader

    I worked at PAREXEL as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was a contract employee. Had a wonderful manager. People that I worked with worked at Parexel for over 10 years

    Cons

    I was home based and therefore can't comment on the office culture. Contract compensation was good. Benefits to contract employees were good too.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PAREXEL

    Pros

    They Believe in new grads

    Cons

    Are Competitive but worth it

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Resourcing problems breed disorganization

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

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very Nice Co-workers, Lots of processes and standards, long term employees can work from home in many positions, Compensation is very good, no micromanaging in most cases.

    Cons

    Some of your co-workers actually NEED micromanaging....or YOUR study is affected negatively. You must hang in there for a long time to be able to work from home. Very metrics driven culture, study managers are decentralized (not in office), many times choosing NOT use the processes and standards that you may have come to reply on, therefore your metrics are hard to prove, and no time to enter information into databases so your metrics are positive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Convert more people to permanent that are proven in position, and have ALL mid to low level contractors or employees have hands on management from experienced employees for at least a year. This will help everyone become more productive on existing studies and existing employees can trust the skill-set and communication skills of new employees. New people to Parexel need a bit more support IN OFFICE to contribute well.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    principal software

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Quality and Test Engineer in Billerica, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Quality and Test Engineer in Billerica, MA

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

    Pros

    good env. for working .

    Cons

    higher mgmt is a problem

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not happy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Operations Leader in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Operations Leader in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I am getting a paycheck.

    Cons

    Back-stabbing, blaming culture here! Words cannot describe how this place operates. It is too dysfunctional to believe. Project Leaders get a bonus and will throw you under the bus to get their $. If I write more here, GD won't publish my review.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    OK..

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

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time

    Pros

    Good place for entry level. Worked with some of the most dedicated and wonderful people in the industry.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work long hours on a regular basis. Poor pay and growth stagnates after a year or two leaving no room for further development. High turnaround.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fine

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Billerica, MA

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

    Pros

    Stable, recognized clinical research organization.

    Cons

    Could be better about career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be more efficient

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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