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"Tread Carefully"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Raleigh, NC
Approves of CEO

Pros

To learn new systems and get experience in various therapeutical areas. There are a vast amount of opportunities to expand ones knowlledge. also you get the opportunity to monitor in every aspect" Site initiation visits, qualification visits, monitoring and termination visits. If you were not familiar with EDC, Parexel will evenrtually train you. They have an excellent training program that helps to freshen your memory or train the beginner.

Cons

No control over travel, company politics and so many administrative systems. You don't have much time to learn them and there is not much of a learning curve. Also many times yu are thrown inot the middle of a study with know training, not even the chance to shadow or co-monitor with someone more knowledgable. Also parexel will utilize you to the very end even when they know they will fire you. Parexel has fired many people I trained with and they all felt they were set up to fail.

Advice to Management

Give a learning curve to new employees with all the sytems and creat opportunities to be sure the monitor is ready for the new protocol. I know monitors who had to train sites and there was no adequate training. The sponsor watched one of my friends fumble and requested they were removed from the study. My friend was let go because of this.

Other Employee Reviews for PAREXEL

  1. "Little experienced required, little experienced gained."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IRA
    Current Employee - IRA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and casual attire make physically going to work enjoyable.

    Cons

    Favoritism is rampant throughout the Imaging group, which leads to horribly incompetent management. Career advancement opportunities are bad, salary raises are insignificant, and career development is also poor. You gain very little in transferable skills, and the inefficient work processes are intractable due to the poor management. Internal team dynamics are usually sacrificed in returns of seemingly positive appearances to clients.

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent managers from outside, rather than simply senior employees who are largely unqualified.


  2. "Wishing times were better – When times are good it seems the trickle down works and growth is possible."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Chance for growth & foot in the door of the CRO industry. They offer a good self-paced training program and resources should you choose to expand your training.

    Cons

    There is a lack of communication about important issues (i.e. rate of promotions, change of work place location)

    There is also little flexibility around the 40 hour week. There is the flex-time to a certain amount around the core hours 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. However, you need to log 8 hours a day. Even if you work a 12 hour day putting in significant time to get deliverables out the door, you still need to log 8 hours the next using personal/vacation hours if necessary. For most positions, there is not an option for a 4 day x10 hours workweek.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more give and take. There are MANY overqualified people putting 120% with hopes of notice.

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