PAREXEL Reviews

Updated February 17, 2015
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  1. I enjoy it here

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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

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Long term employee view

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    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great company to work for with great colleagues to work with

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Employer

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    • 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)

    Pros

    very flexible and friendly office environment

    Cons

    Pay should have been at par with the industry standards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Medical Director

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time

    Pros

    nice colleagues, stimulating environment, fair compensation, good training possibilities

    Cons

    low flexibility, a lot of slow IT systems, growing number of SOP, under-staffing in certain areas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Opportunity to work in a global organisation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good place to get a good work life balance

    Cons

    Lots of politics to deal with, although that may be improving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to do less, better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Nice big CRO with good location

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PAREXEL

    Pros

    full service and easy to work with other departments, good senior management, good location close to London

    Cons

    vertical structure resulting in to many managers involved for one project

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Be more structured, communicate without a hidden agenda

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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