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Pros
  • The work life balance as very good as well (in 91 reviews)

  • A great sociable atmosphere and can work from home whenever you need to within reason (in 90 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. "Thumbs up for PAREXEL"

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

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

    Pros

    good people, fair workload, easy to move to other departments if you wish, great training opportunities. You are welcome to share your ideas anytime or voice your concerns.

    Cons

    Progression as a CRA can take a lot of time, systems are trashy and poorly designed (Datalabs is overly complex for no reason and IMPACT is not very intuitive, at all).

    Advice to Management

    get some resources into streamlining the current systems and update the laptops for god's sake.

    PAREXEL Response

    Jan 13, 2017

    Thank you for your feedback and your contributions to making PAREXEL a great place to work. I will share your feedback with our IT group. I hope you also are sharing any suggestions for improvement... More


  2. 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.

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    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working. Good colleagues. Opportunities to work in different areas.

    Cons

    Salaries are not as high for staff that have showed loyalty .

    Advice to Management

    Need to keep the salaries up with the competition.


  4. 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.


  5. "Great Technical Training"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "PAREXEL CRA Employee Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Large structure allows pretty decent development across different departments should you want to move around.

    Cons

    Goal post changing is frequent, but i guess that is due to clients changing expectations and not PXL management.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to a management structure and hierarchy, so much chopping and changing is too traumatic.


  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. "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


  9. 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.


  10. "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


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