PAREXEL Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, everyone is helpful and friendly, a lot of knowledgeable people who are willing to answer questions on a daily basis. Lots of training and places to look for information. Processes are well documented. Hard work is noticed and rewarded. Benefits are wonderful and they consistently promote from within so if you work hard and do a good job, you will never have to look for another job if you are successful at PAREXEL.

    Cons

    While they give you an abundance of vacation and personal time, it's hard to take it all because we are so busy all the time, maybe they should pay out excess vacation but that's about the only negative thing I can say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just more hiring! Other than that, I'm a very happy employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Good Starting place to gain clinical exposure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a 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
  3. 4 people found this helpful

    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 a 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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Clinical Trials Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Clinical Trials Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Contractor - Clinical Trials Specialist in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at PAREXEL as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Nice office.

    Cons

    Very unfriendly work/social environment. No one says hello or good morning. Its as if your invisible.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Beware of Shallow Promises

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

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

    Pros

    Highly decentralized culture where you are able to work remotely with a diverse global staff. Management is hit or miss depending on the group for whom you work.

    Cons

    The workload and travel expectations aee punishing. 60 hr weeks are the norm with minimal worklife balance despite promises to the contrary. For a 13,000 person company there always seems to be staffing shortages and zero training. Management is very cliquey and if you aren't part of the club, never expected to get promoted or even receive a thank you from your boss. There are a lot of promises made in terms of career advancement, but when it comes time to hire, expect the new person to come from outside the company ar a higher payscale than internal employees. The company isn't growing organically, and is only achieving numbers through acquisitions. The CRO industry is changing and the company is consistentlh losing projects to more nimble and less expensive competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people in the field regarding emerging trends in the industry. Leadership is more than empty words and threats. Management through politics and intimidation is no way to lead...and that is rampant throughout the PAREXEL culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Parexel

    Former Employee - Senior CRA in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior CRA in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Knowledgable management. I am sorry I do not have any more "Pros" to offer.

    Cons

    Too much travel with sub-standard equipment. There was no work/life balance it was only work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know that the more sites a CRA is given the less time and attention they can spend with each site. Be aware of the ratio of sites/CRA to ensure a successful study,

  8. Potential hindered by poor management

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

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

    Pros

    Strong training, quick hiring process

    Cons

    Poorly planned systems, low morale, poor management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    No potential career growth for skilled persons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Senior Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Project Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at PAREXEL as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Tend to lose your skill in the work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the right people for right work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

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

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful

    Going downhill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at PAREXEL

    Pros

    Good, hardworking people who take pride in their work.

    Cons

    Overworked by unknowing upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize good work and reward it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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