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PAREXEL UK Reviews

Updated February 10, 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 56 reviews)

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

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  1. "Associate Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rewarded for hard work. Good work life balance. Strong leadership. Clear goals.

    Cons

    Billerica is not the most convenient location.


  2. "Great company to work for with great colleagues to work with"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time

    Pros

    Good experience working in multicultural global company
    Great people to work with
    Good work-life balance
    Good salary and benefits

    Cons

    High pressure
    Depending on your level/department promotion can be slow
    career development past a certain point


  3. "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.


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  5. "I enjoy it here"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Great Family"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Statistical Programmer
    Current Employee - Senior Statistical Programmer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time

    Pros

    Some real talent in the business. Everyone works well together. some big clients in partnerships.

    Cons

    can be quite a demanding job

    Advice to Management

    Recognise talent and promote from within


  7. "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.


  8. "Opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Nice big CRO with good location"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    full service and easy to work with other departments, good senior management, good location close to London

    Cons

    vertical structure resulting in to many managers involved for one project


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunity to work in a global organisation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to get a good work life balance

    Cons

    Lots of politics to deal with, although that may be improving

    Advice to Management

    Try to do less, better.


  11. "Medical Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time

    Pros

    nice colleagues, stimulating environment, fair compensation, good training possibilities

    Cons

    low flexibility, a lot of slow IT systems, growing number of SOP, under-staffing in certain areas



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