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PAREXEL UK Reviews

Updated September 24, 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 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. "Long term employee view"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PAREXEL is a fantastic company to work for. They treat employees very well and care about their career development and social care. Senior Management are fair and want staff to succeed in their roles.

    Cons

    Long term employees are promoted from within and this can take some time, but remain loyal and it pays off.


  2. "I enjoy it here"

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    Current Employee - Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - flexible hours
    -No micro management
    -All work towards a common goal
    It is a great place to understand the nitty gritty of pharma. they are well thought out and really seem to want to iffer the client an astounding service. Many opportunities to learn and train up - very supportive team

    Cons

    There are not many cons here - none that i can see anyway

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work - a few unprofessional staff let it down"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, some very good people in PAREXEL. Highly dedicated and caring for the work they do - things are on the up and i would not hesitate in asking my friends to join such a super business, led by a great leader who has been here since day one.

    Cons

    Some staff who have been in the company a while from previous acquisitions are not professional enough and let the company down.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the professional and weed out the unprofessional.


  4. "Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you work hard and produce good quality work, there is a great opportunity to progress quickly. Career growth or change are actively supported by Management.
    There is open and informal communication, and no favouritism / clique behaviour.
    Plenty of social and sports opportunities offered at no or heavily discounted fees.

    Cons

    Workload can be very high (but then quite normal in this industry)

    Advice to Management

    Recruiting more staff will spread the workload, reduce working hours, make people happier, reduce staff turnover, making it all more stable and a better place to work.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "PAREXEL"

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    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very organised structure procedure based working practice. Managers very experienced. Great area to learn the CRO/Pharma Business. As company is large can move around within the company to gain experience.

    Cons

    Sometimes quick turnover for contract workers due to nature of the business. Has been changes in recent years to try to cut costs so may no be to easy for contractors to gain a position.

    Advice to Management

    I have never had a problem with any managers at PAREXEL. All have been highly trained and supportive. My last manager was excellent and very supportive.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "HR"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Good support from line manager
    * Flexibility at work
    * Great collaborative working relationships with internal stakeholders
    * Strong work ethic

    Cons

    * Communication channels
    * Long term planning
    * Bonus scheme for certain roles

    Advice to Management

    *


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Employer"

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    Current Employee - Project Leader in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very flexible and friendly office environment

    Cons

    Pay should have been at par with the industry standards

  8. "Great global experience, but expect long hours working on interesting projects"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Role in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Role in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very interesting work which is truly global. Feel like I am part of a local and international team. Have colleagues I can trust. Great benefits with lots of choice, my annual pay increases have reflect the increase responsibilities of my role. Growing company with great future plans - so lots of opportunity

    Cons

    Far too many projects ongoing at one time, lack of clear vision from management, long hours are not expected but are needed to do the job so you end up working very long hours.

    Advice to Management

    do less but do it better. Get a tactical plan together - that way some of conflicting projects can be managed better


  9. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Data Manager in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Clinical Data Manager in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible and good benefits and pension

    Cons

    Slow promotions, lack of training

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to staff


  10. "Project Director"

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    Former Employee - Project Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good working atmosphere. Good sense of values

    Cons

    Somewhat siloed and pockets were not working harmoniously

    Advice to Management

    look after key staff without overburdening them


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