PAREXEL

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PAREXEL Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
363 Reviews
3.0
363 Reviews
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PAREXEL Chairman and CEO Josef H. von Rickenbach
Josef H. von Rickenbach
180 Ratings

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.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Study Manager in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Study Manager in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I worked at PAREXEL

    Pros

    Good company to start off a career

    Cons

    I haven't experienced any cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    PAREXEL

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Growing company

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    • 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.

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  5.  

    Good Experience, Poor progression

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PAREXEL (more than a 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    A learning curve.

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    • 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 a 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
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    Great Employer

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    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
  9.  

    Medical Director

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    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
  10.  

    There is a reason for why HERON PAREXEL has experienced two years of mass exits. Avoid.

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PAREXEL needs to benchmark salaries against the market and improve the standard of their management team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for with great colleagues to work with

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    • 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

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