PAREXEL Reviews

Updated February 17, 2015
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  1. I enjoy it here

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)

    I have been working at PAREXEL

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

    Pros

    - flexible hours
    -No micro management
    -All work towards a common goal
    It is a great place to understand the nitty gritty of pharma. they are well thought out and really seem to want to iffer the client an astounding service. Many opportunities to learn and train up - very supportive team

    Cons

    There are not many cons here - none that i can see anyway

  2. Process heavy, metric driven

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CTS in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - CTS in Uxbridge, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, great location for London office.

    Cons

    Very process heavy. Silo mentality within study teams. Bureaucracy can stifle original thought and innovation study management and outcome delivery.

    Advice to Management

    Be more outcome driven not just metrics and processes. Ensure staff are properly trained to conduct work by shadowing and mentoring. Do not expect people to follow SOPs only. Consider regionalised teams or therapeutic expertise for efficiencies.

  3. Chaotic but interesting environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn, work from home days

    Cons

    Weak systems usage, too many senior managers at Director/Senior Director/VP levels, very hierarchical

    Advice to Management

    Be more structured, communicate without a hidden agenda

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  5. Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Study Manager in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Study Manager in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I worked at PAREXEL

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

    Pros

    Good company to start off a career

    Cons

    I haven't experienced any cons

  6. PAREXEL

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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 (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in working schedule although depending on manager. Friendly coworkers. Good training opportunities.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency when it comes to promotion opportunities. Not very competitive salary, especially when comparing to the amount of work required to do and extra hours.

  7. Great global experience, but expect long hours working on interesting projects

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Role in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Role in Uxbridge, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Very interesting work which is truly global. Feel like I am part of a local and international team. Have colleagues I can trust. Great benefits with lots of choice, my annual pay increases have reflect the increase responsibilities of my role. Growing company with great future plans - so lots of opportunity

    Cons

    Far too many projects ongoing at one time, lack of clear vision from management, long hours are not expected but are needed to do the job so you end up working very long hours.

    Advice to Management

    do less but do it better. Get a tactical plan together - that way some of conflicting projects can be managed better

  8. Growing company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in Chislehurst, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate in Chislehurst, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    PAREXEL provides thorough training and therefore is great for graduates

    Cons

    Little prospects for promotions. Stressful at busy periods.

  9. Good Experience, Poor progression

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PAREXEL (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great Vibrant Atmosphere, Flexible hours, Nice people. Very good company in which to start your career as the people I worked with were fresh graduates, so a young yet professional vibe in the office.

    Cons

    Poor Salary, High turnover, poor progression.

  10. Long term employee view

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    PAREXEL is a fantastic company to work for. They treat employees very well and care about their career development and social care. Senior Management are fair and want staff to succeed in their roles.

    Cons

    Long term employees are promoted from within and this can take some time, but remain loyal and it pays off.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Uxbridge, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    very flexible and friendly office environment

    Cons

    Pay should have been at par with the industry standards

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