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PAREXEL Overview

Website www.parexel.com
Headquarters Waltham, MA
Size 10000+ Employees
Founded 1982
Type Company - Public (PRXL)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $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 ... 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

  • The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recognizes PAREXEL's commitment to the health of its employees.


    BOSTON, August 13, 2015- PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL), a leading global biopharmaceutical services provider, today announced that the CEO Roundtable on Cancer named PAREXEL a CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ employer. The accreditation recognizes the Company's extraordinary commitment to the health of its employees and their families.

PAREXEL – Why Work For Us?

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 Vision

PAREXEL strives to be the premier provider to the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries for the development and commercialization of new medical therapies worldwide. 

Our Mission 

PAREXEL's mission is 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. 

We Believe 

PAREXEL believes the world would be a healthier place if the journey between science and new treatments were simpler. 

Our Values 

Integrity & EthicsDo what's right and demand honesty, maintenance of confidentiality and adherence to professional standards of excellence and safety. 

Client Service & QualityStrive to understand our clients' requirements and to meet or exceed their expectations with high quality deliverables and service. Stay flexible and always look for proactive, responsible solutions to ensure client satisfaction. 

InnovationConsistently question the status quo and seek opportunities for continuous improvement. Strive for a stimulating work environment open to learning, curiosity and innovation. 

Sense of UrgencyAddress issues and requests immediately, reasonably and comprehensively. 

Open CommunicationShare information, expertise and experience. At any given moment we may be students, mentors, teachers or consultants. 

Initiative & RewardEncourage resourcefulness, conscientiousness and leadership from each employee. Recognize and reward excellence in performance. 

TeamworkCooperate and mutually support one another. Sound strategy and creative implementation require diverse talents working in unison. Success for our clients depends on everyone's cooperation and mutual support. 

OwnershipOperate with a sense of ownership with respect to our client responsibilities. Manage our financial assets with sound stewardship and a fair return for our investors.

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.

“We share a vision with our clients of finding better ways to conduct clinical research to advance healthcare improvements for patients around the world.” - Anita M. Cooper, M.A., D. Phil., Corporate Senior Vice President and General Manager, Clinical Research Services

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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    Benefits and compensation above average in the CRO industry. New technology, software, and processes got upgraded and streamline for better results and productivity. Friendly and knowledgeable coworkers. Can bank up to a year of PTO....


    A lot of jobs got outsourced to other countries, resulting in mediocre results and time zone differences causing delays. The company recently announced around 850 layoffs and closing certain offices. Closing of the offices and staff reductions have caused some problems and created some unknown questions for employees affected by this.

    Advice to Management

    Company needs to do better in getting new client work instead of relying on studies from strategic partners. Competitors in the industry are getting better in landing deals.


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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at PAREXEL.


    4-5 people overall the main portion was a presentation to 2-3 people with an open forum for questions. Then it was broken down into 1:1 time, through Skype and phone The presentation topic was provided by the recruiter a few days in advance. It had to be based on a scenario relevant to the position. Then the presentation had to be sent to the recruiter 1 day prior to my interview date.

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PAREXEL Awards & Accolades

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  • 100 Top Companies With Remote Jobs, FlexJobs, 2015
  • Training Top 125, Training Magazine, 2015
  • CEO Cancer Gold Standard™, CEO Roundtable On Cancer, 2015
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Best Performing CRO in Taiwan, Foundation of Medical Professionals Alliance in Taiwan (FMPAT), 2014
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