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PAREXEL Reviews

Updated December 13, 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 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. Featured Review

    Helpful (17)

    "Progress is impossible without change..."

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    • 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. "Senior Finance Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities, but as with most, you need to own them

    Cons

    Culture and morale are affected by recent uncertainty

  3. "IT Was what it was"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Horsham, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Horsham, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of work.
    Access to core teams to expand exposure to emerging technologies
    Decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    No solid direction. Projects get stuck in mud.
    Way too many people in middle management.
    Thankless job. Your pat on your back is your check

    Advice to Management

    Stand up for your people and advocate their position


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Reimbursement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Site Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Site Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company has enough work.

    Cons

    I left Parexel in August 2017. I expensed a car rental for 3 days trip in May 2017. I was sent an email in October 2017 that it was not reimburse. When I replied to the email from Parexel there was no further communication until I received a bill from American Express corporate card. This amount should have been billed and paid by the sponsor.

    Advice to Management

    Expenses are not handled and documented properly.
    It is difficult to manage a corporate card with this company.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Stayed a long time"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PAREXEL full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, good company outings, fair compensation.

    Cons

    Like any place these days - some 'bad apples' in Management can really turn things sour.

    Advice to Management

    Look to encourage great treatment of employees, and then they will give the best service to the Clients!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regulatory Consultant in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Regulatory Consultant in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Project variety, flexible schedule/remote, the work-life balance is exceptional

    Cons

    Compensation could be better and more can be done to retain current employees

    Advice to Management

    Do more to retain employees because the big pharma compensation is hard to resist.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility offered by decentralized work option

    Cons

    Bureaucratic inefficiency impedes establishing and maintaining client satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    Stop following the latest management fad.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Safety physician"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Drug Safety Physician in Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Drug Safety Physician in Horsham, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and remote work. Management is okay. Global presence. Employees are very helpful and accommodating. Great learning experience

    Cons

    No vertical or lateral growth, lack of exposure to senior management, lack of mentorship, no bonus, no space for creativity


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Willing to promote from within"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Specialist in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Specialist in Billerica, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PAREXEL full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many managers are open to telecommuting
    Supportive managers who are interested in helping you further your career
    A good place to learn about the pharmaceutical industry

    Cons

    The better you do your job, the more work they give you. High potential for burnout
    Not great at providing training in real time. A lot of training upfront for work you will not do for months or longer
    Not great at implementing change. Do not utilize 'change agents' to help support new roll-outs

    Advice to Management

    Stop overloading the Clinical and Data Management leads. Implement a true mentoring program. Improve ability of Leads to get refresher training for tasks as they approach (such as an interim deliverable or a study lock)


  10. "Parexel Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Facilities in East Windsor, NJ
    Former Employee - Facilities in East Windsor, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PAREXEL full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very good work life balance

    Cons

    Unfortunately, they closed my location :(


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