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PAREXEL Waltham Reviews

Updated June 16, 2017
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Waltham, MA

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PAREXEL Chairman and CEO Josef H. von Rickenbach
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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 90 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "Drug Safety Specialist_Pharmacovigilance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Drug Safety Specialist in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Drug Safety Specialist in Waltham, MA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its a wonderful Company to learn and gain the Knowledge. The work atmosphere was healthy and good.

    Cons

    Nothing, no issues with the firm


  2. Helpful (13)

    "Sinking ship"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health Insurance, dental insurance, PTO, 401K

    Cons

    High turnover, incompetent management, outdated systems, high stress due to constant layoffs and reorganizations, compensation about 15% below market.

    Advice to Management

    Try to stay afloat, considering you lost all your institutional knowledge in the finance organization. Hire people who are competent and like working with other people, and don't think trickery is a virtue. And one finance is a joke. You can't expect an internal auditor to do tax returns and a financial analyst to do SOX compliance. Just grow up, would you.

  3. "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Observational Research Specialist in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Observational Research Specialist in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    comfort, good work conditions, flexibility, good relationship

    Cons

    not a lot of possibilities to change a position


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PAREXEL (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good organization to work and grow

    Cons

    Leadership team are not so matured

    Advice to Management

    Need to pace up with changing technologies and innovations


  5. "Clinical Enrollment Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Clinical Enrollment Manager in Waltham, MA
    Former Contractor - Clinical Enrollment Manager in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PAREXEL as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    I learned much coming from the pharmaceutical end of business to the research end of getting medications approved in the USA.

    Cons

    It was only a contract position.

    Advice to Management

    Never accept contract, even if told you will be given another position, as chances are you will be laid off.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Margin acceleration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Looks good on a resume

    Cons

    Management decided to cut costs by outsourcing my job function to India. Outsourcing jobs has been an ongoing thing at Parexel since 2009. They're doing it in small increments over time to avoid getting too much negative publicity and alarming clients. Seriously, stay away if you live in the USA or other high-cost country.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue before it's too late


  7. "Business Controls and Compliance Analyst"

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    • 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.

  8. "my experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacovigilance Scientist in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Pharmacovigilance Scientist in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly environment, good place to learn especially for new starts , good perks.

    Cons

    everything is good about the place


  9. "Good Work environment"

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    Current Employee - Project Finance Support Specialist in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Project Finance Support Specialist in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    it is good start for the freshers. growth opportunities get restricted in time.

    Cons

    timings are good in a way but restricts individuals routine life with family.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Waltham, MA

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

    Pros

    1. Good Benefits
    2. Compensation is up to market level.
    3. No Micro management

    Cons

    1. study managers are very disorganized
    2. disconnect between COLs/study managers and CRA. Managers don't know how to run a study. Need more training. while new to the study, I had a question from site. COL changed the status to "DND"


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