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Pros
  • A great sociable atmosphere and can work from home whenever you need to within reason (in 90 reviews)

  • The work life balance as very good as well (in 89 reviews)

Cons
  • As a decentralized employee, work / life balance is sometimes a challenge (in 60 reviews)

  • Upper management needs to get it together or they will lose the people that actually keep the clients satisfied (in 31 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Parexhell"

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    Former Employee - Research & Development in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research & Development in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and external sponsors.

    Cons

    Very bad working environment and management in the NPU-UK.
    Gossip, rumours, lies, backstabbing, mediocrity. Management only interested in profit above anything else. High turnover of employees. The values claimed buy the company are nonexistent. Can't comment on CEO or other branches.

    Advice to Management

    Please change bussiness.


  2. "Okay experience"

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    Former Employee - CRA I in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - CRA I in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    People are good, good benefits

    Cons

    Poor management, highly over allocated work, lack of good training

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to your employees

  3. Helpful (3)

    "It all depends on your department"

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    Former Employee - Senior Java Developer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Java Developer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PAREXEL full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Convenient location, decent pay, good physical working environment. Can be good work-life balance depending on your project/management/department. Depending on your goals, it can be a great place to coast.

    Cons

    Beware: they do screen monitoring of every single employee despite what they say in their handbook (with playback feature, of course). Dishonest. Parexel is a package-company: they purchase a lot of software packages; no problem with that, in my view, but if you're hired because you're an excellent Java developer, you should be informed you won't do any Java work at all, but Rather Pega or Informatica or whatever. Very dishonest.

    Advice to Management

    You expect employees to be honest. Then, be honest with them.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good learning experience for fresh graduates"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Project Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Clinical Project Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good learning management system (one can register for different trainings depending on the intresest like CRA oerview, Drug safety etc.)

    Cons

    Slow career progression & low salary

    Advice to Management

    Doing a fair job


  5. "Is a good companty to progress career."

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Career development,Team chemistry, Customer Focus, benefits

    Cons

    Salary, career development past a point,

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. "Chaotic but interesting environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn, work from home days

    Cons

    Weak systems usage, too many senior managers at Director/Senior Director/VP levels, very hierarchical

    Advice to Management

    Be more structured, communicate without a hidden agenda


  7. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at PAREXEL (More than a year)

    Pros

    I've been working at PAREXEL for almost 2 years. As any other consultancy, it has its pros and cons:

    Pros: a few people of good calibre (though most are not), good benefits, flexible working environment, good IT/admin support

    Cons

    Poor senior management with no clear direction, focus on short term goals and how to make a quick buck. There's no focus on how to maintain and develop employees

  8. "Great Technical Training"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly entrepreneurial, still run by the founder, global in outlook and fast to move on new opportunities.

    Cons

    A bit cheap for consultants - not very good at rewarding project teams outside of the sales team.

    Advice to Management

    Sales team are pretty lazy, compared to technical talent, but they get rewarded more, that doesn't make sense


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in London, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PAREXEL (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people. Opportunity to learn a lot and share your ideas. Great location,

    Cons

    Too many fast paced changes, lack of transparency from upper management, Unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent. Promote the talent already there.


  10. "Project Director"

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    Former Employee - Project Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good working atmosphere. Good sense of values

    Cons

    Somewhat siloed and pockets were not working harmoniously

    Advice to Management

    look after key staff without overburdening them


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