PAREXEL
2.8 of 5 292 reviews
www.parexel.com Waltham, MA 5000+ Employees

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PAREXEL Chairman and CEO Josef H. von Rickenbach

Josef H. von Rickenbach

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    There is a reason for why HERON PAREXEL has experienced two years of mass exits. Avoid.

    Associate (Former Employee)

    ProsThere were many skilled people at HERON PAREXEL when I started but unfortunately all have left or are considering leaving

    ConsLow salaries, limited opportunity for professional development, poor management, much overtime

    Advice to Senior ManagementPAREXEL needs to benchmark salaries against the market and improve the standard of their management team

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for with great colleagues to work with

    Manager (Current Employee)

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

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

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

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    Opportunity to work in a global organisation

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood place to get a good work life balance

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to do less, better.

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

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    Would not recommend this as a CRO of choice

    Human Resources Associate (Former Employee)
    Uxbridge, England (UK)

    ProsGreat people to work with

    ConsYou are expected to work very long hours with very little reward or recognition. Top management do not seem to have a clear vision.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvolve your employees - you may just learn something!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice big CRO with good location

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    Consvertical structure resulting in to many managers involved for one project

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Get experience and find a better job

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood experience working in multicultural global company

    ConsHigh pressure, low salary, poor career prospectives

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    Fighting inefficiency with extreme workload

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of nice colleagues. Good salary and benefits.

    ConsThis might not apply to all projects but all I could see was extremely under-resourced projects set up in a hurry, using ridiculously useless systems and inefficient processes. You chose between excess overtime (which is not recognized, but considered default) or failure to comply and manage your tasks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhy not hire twice as many employees for half the salary and give them 8 hours of work a day instead of 16?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Is a good companty to progress career.

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsCareer development,Team chemistry, Customer Focus, benefits

    ConsSalary, career development past a point,

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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    Good learning experience for fresh graduates

    Clinical Project Assistant (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsGood learning management system (one can register for different trainings depending on the intresest like CRA oerview, Drug safety etc.)

    ConsSlow career progression & low salary

    Advice to Senior ManagementDoing a fair job

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