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PAREXEL Overview

Waltham, MA
10000+ employees
1982
Company - Private
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
PAREXEL International Corporation is a leading global biopharmaceutical services company, providing a broad range of expertise-based clinical research, consulting, medical communications, and technology solutions and services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and ... Read more

Mission: PAREXEL’s mission is to combine the strength of our expertise, experience and innovation to advance the worldwide success of the bio/pharmaceutical and medical device industries in preventing and curing disease.

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  • PAREXEL does not contact candidates for employment using Google Hangout, AOL instant Messenger or any other chat service. Please visit http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQVbv to review our official online application.

  • PAREXEL will be attending the 46th European Medical Writers Association Conference in Barcelona, Spain in May! Visit us at our stand #10 in the exhibition hall to talk with us about your individual Mecical Writer career path with PAREXEL!

    WHERE: Booth 10, Barceló Sants Hotel, Barcelona, Spain

    WHEN: 1.-5. May 2018

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PAREXEL – Why Work For Us?


Embrace the Opportunities for Personal and Professional Growth

 Who We Are: Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, PAREXEL provides the most comprehensive drug development capabilities of any CRO worldwide. Our global regulatory expertise, Phase I-IV clinical research services, integrated eClinical technologies, and advanced commercialization services all work together to move our clients through the development journey more smoothly and cost-effectively from beginning to end.

Our Mission: To combine the strength of our expertise, experience and innovation to advance the worldwide success of the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries in preventing and curing disease.

This mission is evidenced through our commitment to our clients to achieve their goals for over 35 years. In fact, we’ve been involved with the top 50 pharmaceutical companies and leading global biotechnology companies. We strive to bring the best and brightest industry experts to the table. These individuals hold experience across more than 20 therapeutic areas!

Our Culture: When choosing a company to work for, culture matters. At PAREXEL, our High Performance Culture defines how we work with our coworkers and our customers. It reveals itself in all decisions, big and small, as well as everyday practices. PAREXEL’s High Performance Culture is based on our corporate values and represented by five principles and associated behaviors:

  • I SAY WHAT I THINK
  • I OWN THE PROBLEM AND THE SOLUTION 
  • I DELIGHT THE CUSTOMER 
  • I DO IT PROFITABLY
  • I ENSURE FIRST TIME QUALITY
     

PAREXEL's High Performance Culture means our employees have a voice and make a meaningful impact. No matter your role in our organization, embracing our High Performance Culture and living it daily is critical to the personal success of our employees and the collective success of PAREXEL. 

Life-changing work lives here.

Improving and saving lives is at the heart of everything we do. At PAREXEL, you’ll feel a sense of personal and professional satisfaction knowing that your contributions are making a profound difference in the lives of millions.  


Where People Make the Difference

For over 35 years, PAREXEL and its clients, the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies, have shared a crucial mission: to prevent and cure disease by delivering important new medicines and therapies to the patients who need them.

PAREXEL accomplishes this important goal through the expertise, experience, innovation and commitment of our employees around the world.

Our employees have the opportunity to make a difference globally while we support them locally in environments full of challenge, collaboration, flexibility and industry-leading growth potential.

We invite you to learn more about the career opportunities available with PAREXEL across the globe. We invite you to join us in making a difference.

Jamie Macdonald, Chief Executive Officer


There are pivotal moments in every career: Sharing new treatments. Improving processes. Delivering life-saving advances. The people who succeed are the ones who make the journey go further and faster every time. What if you had a partner to support you as you reach the next level in your professional path? A partner who believes a collaborative environment is key to achieving your goals? A partner who's dedicated to your health and wellness so you can help make a difference in the lives of millions worldwide?

That’s PAREXEL. We’re a diverse team of professionals focused on one goal: getting treatments into the hands of those who need them most. Working together, the results we bring to our clients and the opportunities we bring to our team get better with every step.

View our Employee Value Proposition and Job Opportunities, and discover how we can help you on your career journey.

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    great organization.love my manager.passion,passion passion

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    not a lot of family time.Career growth

    Advice to Management

    create room for growth at the top.very important

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PAREXEL Photos

PAREXEL photo of: PAREXEL Japan Celebrates 20 Years
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PAREXEL Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at PAREXEL (Billerica, MA) in April 2018.

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    Phone screening, phone interview, in person interview. Phone screening was great, phone interview went well, got sold on the company and expected an interview. Found out 2 weeks later I would not have an interview. Pretty surprising because everything had been going perfectly.

    Interview Questions

    • Why leave current job, why become a lawyer, why this position and lots of questions about past experience. Basic stuff.   Answer Question
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PAREXEL Awards & Accolades

  • America’s Best Employers List, Forbes, 2017
  • America's Best Employers for Diversity, Forbes, 2018
  • Top 100 Company to Watch for Remote Jobs, FlexJobs, 2018
  • Training Top 125, Training Magazine, 2017
  • CEO Cancer Gold Standard Re-Accreditation, CEO Roundtable on Cancer, 2017
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