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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Review Highlights

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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    Poor IT management - high demand for support and growth but no investment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsStrong company; good market; good at what they do

    ConsNo investment in the IT needs; "cheapest is best" mentality yet top performance of systems is demanded

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a proper IT budget and manage it

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    It is very good for work structures

    Accounts Payable Specialist (Current Employee)
    Hyderābād (India)

    Prospromotions are very less, working hard but no recognistions

    Consfacilities like cab& Lunch good

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromotions

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

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    focused on $ not people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery friendly and hard working teams

    Conseveryone does 110% and gets burnt out. high turn-over

    Advice to Senior Managementless managers or more hands on managers. more automation

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    6/30/2014

    Senior CRA (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    Prosremote work, have good CRA support with inhouse CMAs.

    Constoo stuck on system tools which can overburend monitors and team, need to integrate sstems and stop making individuals metrics be based on systems that constatntly break or in cases where you have more that the allowable number of sites the company will cut those out so they do'nt look as if they are over working you but you don't get recogniition.

    Advice to Senior Managementconsider reviewing the number of site the therapeutic area they fact that people work over 8 hours and only get paid for 8 hours and support your team.

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    As a Line Manager you are required to built teams and drive them to success in a matricial oragnization.

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    ProsPAREXEL is a nice company to work with people staying for long time. Hard working people get growing oportunities with attention to people needs.

    ConsCompany has been growing during last years and changing structure. This constant change makes difficult to keep the path for employees that might be getting frustrated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management should keep on working on improving communication within the company.

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

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    Review contract work Parexel France reporting

    Contract CRA (Former Employee)
    Pretoria, Gauteng (South Africa)

    ProsWas good company to work for, but no growth opportunities at that stage.

    ConsDifficult to report to someone overseas - France, plus Company and worked without SOPS

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    no intereset on people's value

    Human Resources Sector (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company is big, great medical plan, lsots of good people to work with.

    Consmanagment level very basic, with some exceptiona, managers are not prepared for that role or dot have the necessar degree. No oportunitiea to overseas experiences unless moving to, what is consider a cheap country by the company, india, latin america, etc.

    Advice to Senior Managementstop focusing on cents and take into consideration that people's experience makes a difference in the service/product quality.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lots to learn

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCan learn a lot from them. Will promote within and growth between departments is a possibility. Good benefit plan, just be sure to get anything in writing.

    ConsConstantly changing processes, never given a chance to learn first then implement. It always JIT. Need to take a look at the big picture across the board. Need more face to face training and less online.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at the big picture and how that effects everything.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Caught in the minuita

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCollaborative environment. Teams work well together.

    ConsToo much paperwork. Utilization reports - you spend too much time proving that you are doing your job than actually having the time to do your job effectively

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Its good for the people who want to retire after the career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAs per my product, The work is cool. No extra hours,

    Cons@ Work everything will be fine. The facilities given by the company are not up to the mark.

    Example : Company provide cabs but there is no rules for the cab to leave on time. It will wait for the employee if make late to reach the cab which indirectly affecting other employees in the cab.

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

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