PAREXEL
2.8 of 5 292 reviews
www.parexel.com Waltham, MA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 7, 2014

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69% Approve of the CEO

PAREXEL Chairman and CEO Josef H. von Rickenbach

Josef H. von Rickenbach

(153 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Employees are friendly and helpful, and there is a GREAT work-life balance"
    in 19 reviews
  • "Ability to work from home, advancement potential"
    in 16 reviews
Cons:
  • "They work you very hard here - the work/life balance is non-existent"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Line Management do not have a career plan for their employees"
    in 12 reviews
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    Growing company. Solid leadership. Good place to be.

    (Current Employee)

    ProsA truly global company - employees are from all over the world and speak multiple languages. Operations span the world. Thinking globally is in the DNA.
    Good opportunities for mobility.
    Good leadership communication - I feel that I know what is going on and what we are trying to achieve.
    Long hours, but there is a flexible work environment

    ConsIncredible growth trajectory means the company can struggle to keep up with it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDoing a great job, but remember that rapid growth means sometimes letting go of old ways.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    company growth still aims to maintain a personal, caring management culture

    Director (Current Employee)
    Berlin (Germany)

    Prosdevelopment opportunities are amazing, if you work hard , have patience and if you are blessed with a solid kind of tolerance and do not take yourself too seriously.

    Consif you are not up to frequent changes and performance orientation, this is not your habitat.

    Advice to Senior ManagementROW is worthwhile to be listened to.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for with great colleagues to work with

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGood experience working in multicultural global company
    Great people to work with
    Good work-life balance
    Good salary and benefits

    ConsHigh pressure
    Depending on your level/department promotion can be slow
    career development past a certain point

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people, Awesome benefits, and lots of opportunity

    ConsCommunication about changes in processes can be some times slow in filtering down to the teams.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    5 plus years of clinical Data management Experience

    Senior Clinical Data Analyst (Former Employee)

    ProsThere are wide range of opportunities

    ConsI did not see any Cons

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    Clinical Database Manager

    Clinical Database Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsFast paced for someone who loves to work on multiple projects, team work and interactions as well as time for individual workloads, great learning experience on various medical tests, offered yearly opportunities to enhance current work skills by taking outside classes

    ConsSometimes workloads were crazy but when asked for help, always received it....you just have to ask.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen more to experienced employees on project timeline adjustments

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits- Outstanding PTO, sick days, room for advancement, smart and pleasant people to work with, global company, so a lot of security and cultural diversity.

    ConsInsurance is expensive, but is very good. Employer should contribute more so employees pay less out of pocket.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLove my managers, keep up the great work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    PAREXEL is rooted in self - initiated success

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIndividuals and teams have opportunities for visibility, to grow and advance.
    Poor performers are being held accountable, and removed from environment.
    Lots of strong business growth.

    ConsThose that don't self-initiate can fall behind. This is not a "con" but a realistic expectation in today's workplace - most roles are not entry level, so team members need to contribute.
    Fast paced - hiring needs to reflect this so that we are bringing in the right people to match the business need and high performance culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore / clearer communication.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    it was one of the best job opportunities. Excellent work environment

    Clinical Data Manager (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    Proscareer growth, you get to do different aspects of the industry, which is fantastic for your career

    ConsJob load must be better managed. Sometimes you required to do overtime. I believe management should plan better to predict work loads

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    very good work environment from day 1

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Berlin (Germany)

    Prosflexible working hours, job ticket, good team spirit, culture & values

    Consnothing to complain about here

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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