PAREXEL Employee Reviews | Glassdoor

PAREXEL Reviews

Updated February 18, 2017
853 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

3.3
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
PAREXEL Chairman and CEO Josef H. von Rickenbach
Josef H. von Rickenbach
320 Ratings

853 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
Cons
  • As a decentralized employee, work / life balance is sometimes a challenge (in 56 reviews)

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

More Pros and Cons

  1. Featured Review

    "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 salary and benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits, continuing focus on "people strategy"

    Cons

    Lots of systems snd lots of change in those systems

    Advice to Management

    Keep up people strategy!


  3. "Quality Specialist"

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

    I worked at PAREXEL full-time

    Pros

    flex time. people. telecommuting. benefits. career opportunity.

    Cons

    office moral. turnover. managment changes. job title changes. too many sub departments.

    Advice to Management

    more offices in U.S.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Sr IT Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Direct coworkers were great, job was fulfilling

    Cons

    Not much room for growth, management hesitant to adopt needed change


  6. "Research Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good culture and great people to work with. They care about training and setting you up for success

    Cons

    You don't always know your schedule more than 24 hours in advance.


  7. "Clincial Research Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior CRA in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior CRA in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great support system with CMA model

    Cons

    Inadequate work life balance to allow for data integrity, quality performance

    Advice to Management

    Preserve the position to allow for data integrity, safety of patient and work life balance


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Went downhill"

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

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

    Pros

    My co-workers that I worked with day-to-day were great. I also enjoyed working with the direct manager I had for the first 4 years.

    Cons

    Company started undertaking alot of organizational changes in 2014 and this has continued. There was alot of confusion around roles, and new management was brought in for many areas. Much of the new management were incompetent and arrogant fools that I did not want to be around, much less work for. I left a year after getting a new manager that I did not enjoy working with. Before and after I left, there were many other smart and nice people who also left for similar reasons.

    Advice to Management

    Work to better define your strategy before you start making a bunch of changes that just cause more confusion, frustration, and increase in workloads. Take a look at upper management that add not value and only frustrate the people that work for them and do all the real heavy lifting. There are reasons why the company is going downhill.


  9. "Clinical Operations Lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PAREXEL full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, opportunity to work on a variety of projects

    Cons

    Management offered little direction on career development, unskilled co-workers


  10. "PAREXEL is a great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time

    Pros

    PAREXEL is a great place to work with great people and a culture that promotes open and honest communication, listens to employees suggestions and concerns and addresses them.

    Cons

    Like any large growing company, change is frequent.


  11. "Great environment"

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

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time

    Pros

    Great environment. Great people. Nice opportunities

    Cons

    listen to the little guys. they know a lot about the company, too.



Showing 853 of 871 reviews
Reset Filters