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Updated May 24, 2022

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3.8
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Parexel Chief Executive Officer Jamie Macdonald
Jamie Macdonald
81 Ratings

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  • "Poor management: this was the worse.(in 124 reviews)
  • "low salary and not much scope for growth in IT(in 82 reviews)
  • "most managers do things for the 'sake of doing' instead of injecting real meaning into the actions they take(in 66 reviews)
  • "no training (all you do is read SOPs when you first start out)(in 48 reviews)
  • "Low pay and a lot of travel(in 46 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    ….

    Feb 21, 2022 - QC Microbiologist in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Very good working environment and less stressful

    Cons

    Less chance of promotion …..

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    Parexel Response

    Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. As a company we pride ourselves on being able to provide a supportive and meaningful work environment where all our colleague can achieve a positive work life balance. If you need support to achieve a constructive work life balance please reach out to your line manager, local HR Business Partner or you can send me a direct message at Tom.McGoldrick@Parexel.com with any further details.

  2. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    I would give zero stars if possible

    May 24, 2022 - CRC I in Glendale, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good entry job to build your resume. That is all.

    Cons

    Too many to list. First off they are owned by private equity and those are beyond greedy. They only care about money and making a profit for their wealthy investors. Private equity firms are the underbelly of capitalism and have no place in healthcare. By giving money to Parexel or working for them all you will be doing is making a bunch of wealthy investors even more wealthy. There are some great people who work here but for the most part a lot of them are brainwashed corporate minions who are there just to collect a paycheck.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  3. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    does not recommend. chaotic at best

    Apr 16, 2022 -  in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    pay is very competitive and flexible work schedule

    Cons

    observations and experiences have been: 1) lack of enough resourcing as too many projects are accepted at the expense of the employee (for profit of course) work life balance and leadership is sub optimal 2) decentralized company chooses to put people in a study team cross culture time zone with no regard for team cohesiveness or forethought it's just a body in a spot. 3) often times teams are comprised of inexperienced staff members in countries where labor is cheap and ​communication​ is poor. Leadership at study team level does not understand challenges on their projects as they are chosen based on pure availability and ther experience, probably because attrition is an issue

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    3 people found this review helpful
  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great work-life balance

    Apr 18, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - management was extremely understanding of personal matters allowing myself to be comfortable with taking time off - projects are often done with extreme care, putting an emphasis on quality over rushing through tasks - lots of support across teams to ensure employees feel confident and capable

    Cons

    - working with international colleagues/clients often forces you to work odd hours - entirely remote (which is a plus to many, but can be isolating) - very high turnover rate, which I can only assume to be from less competitive pay and company-wide understaffing

    2 people found this review helpful
  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good

    Apr 27, 2022 - Bio Statistician in Durham, NC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Many opportunities to grow and help employees to learn

    Cons

    Need to provide better benefits

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Work life balance possible

    Apr 18, 2022 - Scientific Writer in Billerica, MA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good team environment, decent clients, routine time off and bonus structure

    Cons

    Same as all med comms… workload varies and can be heavy at times.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good springboard

    Apr 12, 2022 - Bio Statistician in Newark, NJ
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    relatively flexible schedule. Nice colleagues and a good environment

    Cons

    slow growth to the next level of salary. Just job-hopped

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    sr. COA

    Mar 24, 2022 - Senior Clinical Operations Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I really do love my job and where I work. the PTO policy is amazing and my manager is very supportive

    Cons

    sometimes you can end up working on projects with other that may not respect you so you definitely have to speak up for yourself and have a voice

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  9. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Where quality of work goes to die

    Jan 24, 2022 - CTM in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Salary - Line manager (speaking for myself. Not sure if everyone is great) - Flexibility (WFH, core hours but you can step away if you have a doctor's appointment etc.)

    Cons

    This is a company where the quality of work goes to die. Most of the people I've had the "opportunity" to work with do not care about the quality of their work and no one seems to do anything about it. Because some of the departments are highly understaffed, I think line management cannot afford losing people (i.e., firing them) who deliver substandard work. So it's up to other people, usually functional leads, to clean up other people's messes (i.e., working extra hours, burning out and be highly stressed over it). Please get rid of people that only drag the company down. Perhaps consider employing people in countries where people value the quality of work and STOP employing people where it's CHEAP!

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    8 people found this review helpful
  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Scientists

    Apr 8, 2022 - Senior Scientist in Baltimore, MD
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance, bonus, collaborative teammates. Very stable job

    Cons

    Not sufficient for employees benefits. Still growing in the early stage

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