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PAREXEL Overview

Waltham, MA
10000+ employees
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 to review our official online application.

  • It's an exciting day for PAREXEL! In honor of International Women's Day we're pleased to share our inaugural podcast hosted by Harvard Kennedy School expert Siri Chilazi and featuring the advice and expertise of some of PAREXEL's remarkable #WomenInSTEM, Ubavka DeNoble M.D., Kemi Olugemo, Aida Sabo and Peyton Howell. #BalanceforBetter #IWD2019

    Episode 1: International Women's Day

    In our inaugural podcast, Siri Chilazi, a gender equality expert and Harvard Kennedy School Research Fellow, speaks with female leaders from PAREXEL - Dr. Kemi Olugemo, Dr. Ubavka DeNoble, Aida Sabo, and Peyton Howell - in celebration of International Wome...

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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:


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.

Your Journey. Our Mission.

At PAREXEL, we believe that the power to work independently and intelligently should be yours every day. Your ability to understand our clients’ needs and achieve quality results is critical to our reputation as one of the best clinical research organizations (CROs) in the world. 

As a Clinical Site Manager (CRA) within PAREXEL's Global Monitoring Operations Group, we support you with leading-edge technology, the highest caliber team members, and managers who know your strengths. If you're looking for flexibility and work-life balance, we're here to listen and help you move forward with your individual career path.

Explore our opportunities HERE

Rewards include: global impact, balance, collaboration, freedom, variety, and compensation


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    Well-established company with processes in place
    Fantastic training systems
    Straight forward honest communicators


    I wish I would have started here earlier!

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    I am so happy to be with a company that actually trains their staff and has a process in place for nearly every eventuality. I hope to stay for years.

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at PAREXEL in September 2014.


    Standard process. Phone interview and on site with 5-6 people from different functions. People were nice, some weird questions aka "how do you feel about diversity". You will be asked to do a presentation and the topic will be provided ahead of time.

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    • Problem to solve: relates to Agile. You will be given homework to prep.   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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