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PAREXEL Waltham Reviews

Updated December 21, 2016
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Waltham, MA

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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. "Join PAREXEL"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is great. It's like a family. They understand family issues and are very accomodating when their employees are in need of assistance - both in and out of work. The company has good training and encourages continuing education regularly.

    Cons

    The pay could be better, but this is the cost of having been given the opportunity to enter the clinical trial industry. Promotional opportunities are usually good, but the company is affected in economic downturns. They do their best when promotional opportunities are not feasible due to financial concerns and make it a point to continually stay in contact with their employees about the company's status.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a great job - please keep up the good work!


  2. "A wonderful and informative summer experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Parexel fosters a very professional environment with a talented and friendly management staff. The career opportunities are immense and most employees are very well compensated for their efforts.

    Cons

    You have to be prepared to work very hard to excell. Most upper level employees put in well north of 40 hours per week, they are still in the process of expanding and probably need to hire more people to balance everyone's workload.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people and don't be afraid to promote from within,


  3. "Business Controls and Compliance Analyst"

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    • 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.


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  5. "A good place to start your pharma career"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Superb place to start in the pharma industry as there are lots of highly competent and knowledgeable people from who you can learn alot from. What you learn at PAREXEL will make you very valuable at pharma and biotech companies, especially locally.

    Cons

    There is alot of turnover because clients are always cherry-picking staff. There are also alot of "silos" so departments aren't always working together but often they compete against each other instead.

    Advice to Management

    better incentives and rewards for good performance needed. Also better support for staff under alot of pressure to perform for clients.


  6. "Great Company, great benefits, decent salaries"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    benefits
    people
    established company growing very quickly

    Cons

    very large (can be a pro)


  7. "Been at Parexel for 4 years"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work from home benefits. Flexibility

    Cons

    The salary and benefits are low

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with your employees


  8. "Good Work environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "my experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  10. "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.


  11. "Wishing times were better – When times are good it seems the trickle down works and growth is possible."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Chance for growth & foot in the door of the CRO industry. They offer a good self-paced training program and resources should you choose to expand your training.

    Cons

    There is a lack of communication about important issues (i.e. rate of promotions, change of work place location)

    There is also little flexibility around the 40 hour week. There is the flex-time to a certain amount around the core hours 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. However, you need to log 8 hours a day. Even if you work a 12 hour day putting in significant time to get deliverables out the door, you still need to log 8 hours the next using personal/vacation hours if necessary. For most positions, there is not an option for a 4 day x10 hours workweek.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more give and take. There are MANY overqualified people putting 120% with hopes of notice.



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