PAREXEL Reviews

Updated February 17, 2015
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PAREXEL Chairman and CEO Josef H. von Rickenbach
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  1. I enjoy it here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. Great global experience, but expect long hours working on interesting projects

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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  5. Long term employee view

    • Comp & Benefits
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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.

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    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 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

  7. Would not recommend this as a CRO of choice

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Associate in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Associate in Uxbridge, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    You 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 Management

    Involve your employees - you may just learn something!

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