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"Good if you don't plan on working in other companies"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Nottingham, England (UK)
Former Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Nottingham, England (UK)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at PAREXEL full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Good holiday (25 days, with options to buy 5 additional)
Good pension
Good benefits (private health, dental and various other offers)
Ability to rise up relatively quickly through positions with hard work
Pleasant colleagues, with an active company social scene

Cons

Low pay, with the gap becoming more noticeable when compared to senior roles in other companies.
Internal tools which have no bearing on the wider industry as a whole, leaving you without the skills needed to move on and develop as a programmer.
Infuriating quantities of paperwork and procedures (partly due to the clinical trials industry) which make the nature of the work often very repetitive and tedious.

Advice to Management

Work on streamlining processes and reducing the sheer amount of paperwork, increase the pay for programmers and switch to a recognised programming language so that you open up the option to hire senior programmers whilst not making current employees feel like they need to leave if they stand a chance of having any useable skills in the wider workplace.

Other Employee Reviews for PAREXEL

  1. "It is what you make of it."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Imaging Research Associate
    Former Employee - Imaging Research Associate
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PAREXEL full-time

    Pros

    A good initial stepping stone to gain insight into the clinical trial process.
    Provides hands-on experience in learning how to provide good customer service.
    Opportunities given to those who are persistent in applying for them.
    Friendly coworkers and managers for the most part.

    Cons

    Not always invested in every employee's career growth and potential. Career growth could be something improved upon since it seems there are more management than non-management options for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Do make an effort to know your employees, reward them for their hard work when it is due, and support them when they are trying to figure out their career path. These things help build up employee loyalty and makes it so people would recommend those they know to work here.


  2. "Summary"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Specialist in Warsaw (Poland)
    Former Employee - Project Specialist in Warsaw (Poland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PAREXEL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Constant changes, mess in upper management

    Advice to Management

    lack of career development oportunities


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