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PAREXEL Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
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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 91 reviews)

Cons
  • As a decentralized employee, work / life balance is sometimes a challenge (in 61 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. "Associate Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation plans. No dull moments.

    Cons

    Profitable company but willing to reduce workforce to try to be as profitable as their competition.

    Advice to Management

    Stop reducing staff for questionable reasons, it scares away potentially valuable employees who value job security.


  2. "A Great place for experience"

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    Former Employee - Data Manager
    Former Employee - Data Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A Great place for experience

    Cons

    Not enough resources to help with studies

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Project Leader"

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    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


  4. "Great flexibility and support"

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    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


  5. "parexel"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PAREXEL full-time

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    limited advancement for it's employees


  6. "Senior Clinical Monitoring Associate"

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    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. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PAREXEL full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, paid vacation & holidays

    Cons

    Not super flexible, time clocks

    Advice to Management

    Treat folks like adults, most will behave as such

  8. "Software job in a non-software company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Billerica, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very diverse areas of work requiring different skills based on group assignment, international company allows for working with colleagues based in U.S., U.K., and India, follows SAFE and Lean Agile methodologies for software development.

    Cons

    Groups do work well together when testing across applications in the overall suite. Groups focus only on their application and very little on the integrations with the other applications they need to work with. Groups that are split between U.S. and India have difficulty working together as a single team.

    Advice to Management

    If group is distributed, have at least half of the work day overlap for everyone. This will better encourage working as one team instead of two separate teams working on the same application.


  9. "Irvine office"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to start"

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    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.


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