Compare Parexel vs PPD BETA

See how working at Parexel vs. PPD compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Parexel vs. PPD. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Parexel

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PPD

Employee Ratings

  • PPD scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 450 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 2042 reviews)
PPD employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than Parexel employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
3.7
PPD employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Parexel employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
Work-life balance
3.8
PPD employees rated their Work-life balance 0.6 higher than Parexel employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.7
PPD employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than Parexel employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.6
Culture & Values
4.0
PPD employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than Parexel employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Parexel Ceo Jamie Macdonald
88%
88%Jamie Macdonald
CEO Approval
PPD Ceo David Simmons
93%
93%David Simmons
PPD employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than Parexel employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
64%
% Recommend to a friend
84%
PPD employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 20% higher than Parexel employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
59%
Positive Business Outlook
77%
PPD employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 18% higher than Parexel employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Parexel has 3,937 more total submitted salaries than PPD.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Clinical Research Associate1672 Salaries
$102,732/yr
Project Leader874 Salaries
$141,051/yr
Associate Director342 Salaries
$199,009/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Associate Scientist537 Salaries
$24/hr
Project Assistant165 Salaries
$45,189/yr
Clinical Team Manager36 Salaries
$124,154/yr

What Employees Say

  • Parexel had 45 more reviews than PPD that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • "Senior management" was the most mentioned Con at Parexel.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at PPD.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 196 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 95 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 151 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 112 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Senior management"(in 36 reviews)
"Career growth"(in 34 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 122 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 38 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Research Associate

I have been working at Parexel full-time

Pros

On-site training, Friendly atmosphere, Support

Cons

It can get hectic sometimes.

Advice to Management

More detailed training required for other roles outside clinical activities

Current Employee - Medical Information Specialist

I have been working at PPD full-time for more than a year

Pros

Very supportive management and team members.

Cons

None that I can think of.

Job Postings

Parexel has 6,062 more recently posted open jobs than PPD.