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PAREXEL Overview

Waltham, MA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (PRXL)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
PAREXEL International Corporation is a leading global biopharmaceutical services organization, providing a broad range of knowledge-based contract research, consulting, and medical communications services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device ... 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.

Company Updates

  • Now accepting applications to @PAREXEL’s Postgraduate Certificate in CTM. Info session Feb 16:

    —30+ days ago
  • Free Seminar for a Clinical Research Nurse Career at PAREXEL!

    Register for our free Online Seminar on November 16th and you’ll be able to gain insights about the work of a Contract Research Organization (CRO) and First-in-Human studies, learn about a career with PAREXEL as a Clinical Research Nurse, and ask our panel of Clinical Research Nurses your questions!

    —15 days ago
    PAREXEL - Clinical Research Nurse Career Webinar- May 24, 15:00 GMT

    We are pleased to invite you to our upcoming Online Seminar "The Job of a Clinical Research Nurse"!

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PAREXEL – Why Work For Us?

Who We Are: Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, PAREXEL operates in approximately 80 locations across more than 51 countries around the world, and has nearly 19,000 employees. We provide 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 you 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 30 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 the 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 30 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.


Josef H. von Rickenbach, Chairman of the Board and 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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    I've worked in various roles and departments at PAREXEL over the past 9 years. People are truly the heart of this company... what makes it "tick". Leadership recognizes, values, respects, and supports this. Leadership demonstrates transparency, encourages proactive problem solving and innovation, and actively seeks feedback from those "in the trenches". There are opportunities to expand your expertise and focus, as there are so many roles and services within the organization. Lateral movement is encouraged and the ensuing growth is recognized as valuable. Opportunities to work with and learn from global team members are always available. PAREXEL is a great company with a very strong future. I am VERY proud to be a part of this organization!


    As a decentralized employee, work / life balance is sometimes a challenge.

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    Continue to listen, share, and encourage staff at all levels.

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    Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PAREXEL (Billerica, MA).


    You meet with three supervisors, individually. They were dressed casual, and laid back. They just want to get a feel for you and how you would fit in and what you could bring to the table.

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    • How I handled a situation with a difficult co-worker. How I overcame the situation.   2 Answers
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PAREXEL Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Companies to Watch for Telecommuting Jobs, FlexJobs, 2016
  • ‘Best Employers’ in the U.S., Forbes Magazine, 2016
  • 100 Top Companies With Remote Jobs, FlexJobs, 2015
  • Training Top 125, Training Magazine, 2015
  • CEO Cancer Gold Standard™, CEO Roundtable On Cancer, 2015
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