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"Great company to work for!"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - CRA II in Durham, NC
Current Employee - CRA II in Durham, NC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Highly competitive compensation and time-off policies.

Cons

Lack of resourcing for new projects.

Other Employee Reviews for PAREXEL

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Beware of Shallow Promises"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Highly decentralized culture where you are able to work remotely with a diverse global staff. Management is hit or miss depending on the group for whom you work.

    Cons

    The workload and travel expectations aee punishing. 60 hr weeks are the norm with minimal worklife balance despite promises to the contrary. For a 13,000 person company there always seems to be staffing shortages and zero training. Management is very cliquey and if you aren't part of the club, never expected to get promoted or even receive a thank you from your boss. There are a lot of promises made in terms of career advancement, but when it comes time to hire, expect the new person to come from outside the company ar a higher payscale than internal employees. The company isn't growing organically, and is only achieving numbers through acquisitions. The CRO industry is changing and the company is consistentlh losing projects to more nimble and less expensive competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people in the field regarding emerging trends in the industry. Leadership is more than empty words and threats. Management through politics and intimidation is no way to lead...and that is rampant throughout the PAREXEL culture.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "This Company Will Self-Destruct in 5...4...3...2..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Platform Services in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Platform Services in Billerica, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PAREXEL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ability to work from home when needed, depending on the relationship with your manager. Plenty of work - you won't be bored. On the other hand, you can never catch your breath and step out of your cube. I often didn't speak to another person (outside of IM, emails, and online meetings) for days at a time. Decent benefits package. Casual dress code.

    Cons

    Low morale. Ineffective management. Training is a farce. Little to no direction on a regular basis. When direction is provided, it is vague. They sell products that do not go through rigorous QA testing. Typically, the first project sold using the newest technology is the guinea pig, leading to delays and profit loss as the "bugs" are figured out. High staff turnover due to burnout. It is rare to find anyone to take ownership when issues arise. The company is reactive versus proactive in terms of problem-solving. Band-aid solutions instead of addressing and fixing the problem at it's source. Salaries are below industry average. Horrific office politics - the worst I have seen in my career.

    Advice to Management

    If you are a manager, effect change. You are in a position to be heard. PI has the potential to be a great company if you would get out of your own way and listen to the people that are in the trenches. Lead by example.


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