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Parexel Overview

Waltham, MA
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Parexel is focused on the development of innovative new therapies to improve the world’s health. We do this by providing a suite of groundbreaking biopharmaceutical development services that help customers across the globe transform scientific discoveries into new ... 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 – Why Work For Us?

Where People Make the Difference

For over 37 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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    Former Employee - Senior Drug Safety Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Drug Safety Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Parexel full-time (More than 8 years)


    Best work culture and work life balance


    None actually, however benefits and compensation can be improved

    Advice to Management

    Just keep doing the good work

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Parexel Interviews



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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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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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