PAREXEL

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PAREXEL Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated November 9, 2014
Updated November 9, 2014
346 Reviews
3.0
346 Reviews
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PAREXEL Chairman and CEO Josef H. von Rickenbach
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people, good benefits, not micro managing, ability to work from home as a LM (in 25 reviews)

  • Salary, time off, training department is outstanding, average work/life balance (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • They work you very hard here - the work/life balance is non-existent (in 20 reviews)

  • no work/life balance, constant overload, good people leave for better companies (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Long term employee view

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    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
  2.  

    Great company to work for with great colleagues to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Great Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 an 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
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  5.  

    Medical Director

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6.  

    Opportunity to work in a global organisation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7.  

    Nice big CRO with good location

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    Growing company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 an 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 an year)

    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.

    Recommends
  10.  

    A learning curve.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Harrow, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Harrow, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    No day is the same, lots of opportunity to learn, looks great on your CV as such a varied job role. The volunteers are lovely. Lots of opportunity for over time. The job will keep you fit (long hours on your feet - often for the whole shift which can vary from 7.5-15 hours).

    Cons

    It's very difficult to get a promotion, long hours - shifts can be 8+ days in a row and the night shifts are not optional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a bullying culture from some senior nurses/assistants to junior staff.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Is a good companty to progress career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at PAREXEL

    Pros

    Career development,Team chemistry, Customer Focus, benefits

    Cons

    Salary, career development past a point,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Approves of CEO

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