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PAREXEL Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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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. "Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally a good company to work

    Cons

    There are no cons to report


  2. Helpful (5)

    "A positive outlook"

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

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

    Pros

    Overall great work culture. Awesome benefits, work/life balance. Other colleagues are willing to assist you when help is needed to learn various systems. Company helps its employees to reach professional goals.j

    Cons

    Sometimes individuals that have been working at a company for a period of years shouldn't automatically qualify them for a position. Sometimes it may be the luck of the draw when you get a non supportive Manager.

    Advice to Management

    People don't leave companies, they leave management!


  3. Helpful (7)

    "Poor Leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at PAREXEL full-time

    Pros

    Had some nice colleagues who tried to help motivate each other.

    Cons

    There were leaders who cared more about themselves than their employees. Didn't seem to have a lot of happy people working there.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Principle Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Billerica, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A good company to work for. You can get exposed to a lot of different technology.

    Cons

    To many departments cause a communication nightmare. It took for ever to get something accomplished.

    Advice to Management

    Consolidate departments and get rid of the legacy systems

    PAREXEL Response

    Dec 5, 2016

    Thank you for the feedback. PAREXEL has had tremendous growth over the past several years and structured ourselves to make sure we delivered great value to our clients. We are currently looking at ... More


  6. "Good Company, Ample Opportunities to Move Up"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positions are largely filled internally, and thus there is lots of room for advancement

    Cons

    Low pay, work can be tedious and monotonous if you let it


  7. "Statistical Programmer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Statistical Programmer in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Statistical Programmer in Lowell, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The PROs are that you get to work on numerous submissions in a wide array of therapeutic areas. It's also interesting to get to work with many different cultures seeing as they are international and mix the teams across countries. Another pro is that you can work from home and can have flexible work arrangements.

    Cons

    As a CRO, you have the usual peaks and valleys and sometimes there were more peaks than valleys but that is to be expected.

    Advice to Management

    Focus a little more on the work life balance. Everyone really enjoys working hard but they also need to relax equally as much.


  8. "Business Controls and Compliance Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Controls and Compliance Analyst in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Business Controls and Compliance Analyst in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good company to work as it process driven.

    Cons

    I have not found any cons except the transport facility needs to be improved a lot.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Database Architect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enterprise Data Architect in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Enterprise Data Architect in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good technology
    - Plan for next year is good

    Cons

    - Work life balance is minimal
    - No teamwork


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Med Com"

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

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

    Pros

    Supportive collegial atmosphere, international resources (US/Canada, UK/EU, India), great access to therapeutic & industry expertise, excellent pay and benefits, incentives

    Cons

    Many levels of oversight/management. sometimes too many meetings, expanding business means constant catch-up with hiring, training

    Advice to Management

    Work towards streamlined, company-wide SOPs based on most effective and successful models, facilitate new hire and resourcing process


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Clinical Reseach Nurse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good
    PTO and sick time
    Coworkers are great

    Cons

    Management is terrible, do not appreciate you at all, and use and abuse you.
    Low pay
    No support at all from management
    Very few raises
    No stability with management, constant changes and often not for the better
    Quick turnaround rate with employees
    Company is all about money and very greedy


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