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Updated April 25, 2017
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PAREXEL Chairman and CEO Josef H. von Rickenbach
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  • As a decentralized employee, work / life balance is sometimes a challenge (in 58 reviews)

  • Only upper management seems to understand how it's supposed to work (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Progress is impossible without change..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director
    Current Employee - Associate Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I've worked in various roles and departments at PAREXEL over the past 9 years. People are truly the heart of this company... what makes it "tick". Leadership recognizes, values, respects, and supports this. Leadership demonstrates transparency, encourages proactive problem solving and innovation, and actively seeks feedback from those "in the trenches". There are opportunities to expand your expertise and focus, as there are so many roles and services within the organization. Lateral movement is encouraged and the ensuing growth is recognized as valuable. Opportunities to work with and learn from global team members are always available. PAREXEL is a great company with a very strong future. I am VERY proud to be a part of this organization!

    Cons

    As a decentralized employee, work / life balance is sometimes a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen, share, and encourage staff at all levels.


  2. "Great place for remote work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, working from home available

    Cons

    Lack of career path , too Boston Centric


  3. "Senior Project Leader"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great, company systems and technology are good, and most management team are supportive

    Cons

    Work loaf is crazy. Most people that need any time off for medical reasons are severed from the company

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate staff workload


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  5. "Great flexibility and support"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Operations Leader in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Operations Leader in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Possibility of working from home

    Cons

    When working from home your working hours can be stretched

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within the company


  6. "Senior Clinical Monitoring Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice raises, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Many LMs are not aware of CMA specific challenges. You are often left to figure things out on your own.


  7. "Irvine office"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Site Services in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - IT Site Services in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Friendly environment. My boss Simon Soden was great to work for. Good benefits.

    Cons

    My responsibilities were restricted compared to my other IT jobs. Also the pay wasn't very good. When I left, Irvine office closed, the next job was $1.5 more and then after that $5 more with another company compared to PAREXEL.

    Advice to Management

    Management seemed fine.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to start"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, ability to work from home, competitive salary, great benefits. Great company to start and grow.

    Cons

    Management is questionable, LMs not always holding their employees accountable, turnover rate is high which really needs to be fixed. Turnover rate decreases environment in office.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to listen to what will make their staff happy/things that can be approved upon.


  9. "Good Company - Typical CRO"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Drug Safety Specialist in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Drug Safety Specialist in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, work from home options, great facility, GREAT Christmas parties

    Cons

    Several past layoffs, got laid off in Apr 2016, this is the nature of some CRO

    Advice to Management

    provide opportunities for advancement


  10. "Good company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Billerica, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Billerica, MA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love what I do. There is a lot to be learned and many opportunities to do so and to help other PM's.

    Cons

    I wish the culture was less finger pointing from management to the people on the trenches.

    Advice to Management

    Take accountability for your role when things goes south. Processes and tools need to be meaningful and useful. Update as regularly as you change processes and make sure the tools available contain meaningful and accurate information, i.e. current inbox addresses, current role titles.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Quick Burn Out Rate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Billerica, MA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Billerica, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity to get involved in a lot of different areas.

    Cons

    Management tends not to reward hard work and movement upward in your career has proven to be difficult for many.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push your teams and present them with challenges and opportunity but reward at some point and don't leave them out to dry.


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