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Parexel Chief Executive Officer Jamie Macdonald
Jamie Macdonald
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Pros
  • "Great work life balance here at Parexel(in 196 reviews)

  • "Employ friendly work environment in the company(in 95 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Workload and senior management can be bad(in 36 reviews)

  • "good for career growth but more work with lot of flexibility(in 34 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      A great place to work and make a difference

      Nov 10, 2010 -  in Lowell, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people at PAREXEL are very straight-forward and great co-workers. The company has grown a tremendous amount over the past few years - but infrastructure has not kept pace. This provides an opportunity for people willing to apply themselves to improve operations and get noticed. More than 25% of jobs are filled internally.

      Cons

      The work pace is fast and the hours can be long - especially if you are in a global position. Senior Management could communicate better with their employees in the business unit.

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Trying to be positive, I took away some interesting experience that I hope to use elsewhere.

      Jul 21, 2011 - Proposal & Contract Developer in Lowell, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -A paycheck -Some experience working in a CRO. This would be helpful as a place to start working, but take your experience elsewhere.

      Cons

      -If you are not a political animal, you will not survive here. You will not get promotions, praise for a job well done, or any recognition and you will get 'passed over' etc. -Training is practically non-existent. You basically get thrown 'into the deep end' and teach yourself the various systems or procedures. All this while trying to do your job. -LEAP initiative was a total disaster. This was not well-thought out, planned or executed by senior management. -No real or attainable goals are set for employees. Managers keep demanding more, but give you no guidelines or ways to achieve any goals. -Management keeps changing procedures, so it can get extremely confusing and frustrating trying to keep up with the changes. -No real balance between work and home. I received many e-mails from people working into the wee hours of the morning. -Deadlines for some of the RFPs are ridiculous at best. This makes for long hours and a lot of tension. -Trying to get resources lined up for a clinical trial is a joke. -Temps or Contractors are treated as though they are a lower life form.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Medical Imaging is a good place to work.

      Oct 22, 2010 - Middle Management in Billerica, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very, very flexible with regards to time off, Lots of opportunity for advancement, job is very interesting with tons of different things to do, travel of all types available (some international), co-workers are by and large FANTASTIC in all aspects, there is of course the occasional turkey, but you can work around them easily. Benefits are great. Pay is probably about average. There is a training available for everything. If you get a crappy assignment you hate, it is easy (if you apply yourself) to transfer to something different.

      Cons

      Very hesitant to get rid of poor performers they just float around forever, and everybody knows it. However, usually the demands of the job make them miserable so they quit. Senior Management is not really in alignment. There are many initiatives that are a waste of time. It is hard for the company to communicate and a deliver a clear vision. This means there is alot of confusion strategically. However, after reading the other reviews.... don't believe the negative hype. Yes there is typical corporate BS and politics.. but this is present at any job. I suspect most of the complainers are entry level folks that have never had another corporate job and that refuse to believe their negative attitude is the problem. I started at the company at entry level and have had multiple promotions over the years. If you apply yourself , want a dynamic exciting job, you can deal with getting stressed out once in awhile... and you can put up with an average level of corporate crapola, this is the place for you. If you want to punch a clock , put in minimum effort, and can't deal with a corporate environment, you will NOT be happy here. Get a paper hat and sell french fries.

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Reconsider your offer letter

      Jun 14, 2013 - Information Technology in Billerica, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Location of this office is great, your co workers in the building are extremely friendly (besides upper management).

      Cons

      Most of the management in IT is lacking (not too mention senior management runs their department by means of physical intimidation), there is no recognition for the work you do besides 5-10 employees out of 10,000-15,000 world wide that are selected each quarter! Department meetings state compensation is inline with region standards but this is completely false. It's unfortunate because there just seems to be a severe lack of support within IT, other departments within PAREXEL are rewarded when appropriate. You would think for a medical company they would have amazing health benefits, NOPE! Lastly, don't even think about being able to telecommute unless you are a CRA!

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Think about it before you jump to Perceptive....

      Aug 17, 2008 - Consultant in Lowell, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They have a formal work at home policy that allows you to work from home at almost anytime for many of the jobs.

      Cons

      The company is part of PAREXEL which is a CRO.Most large CRO's are known for long hours and poor senior management. It is a very hierarchical and bureaucratic organization. It's a good place to train for your next job.

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Take this job if you're desperate.

      Mar 11, 2013 - Senior Project Leader in Lowell, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting projects but not enough relative knowledge.

      Cons

      Management, senior management is only interested in furthering their own career. They’ll drop you under the buss anytime to save themselves. They’ll cheat you out of your rights to get ahead and improve your career path by denying you relative courses you can take, tools to use to work efficiently and blaming you for their own lack of competence and knowledge. You shouldn't work here if you're far better that your boss and can deliver on time, under budget. Incompetent managers are promoted to way beyond their level of competence.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Heavy Experience

      Aug 15, 2014 - Financial Analyst in Billerica, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The working times are very flexibel and even home office is possible, but you will also need that to be able to take phonecalls with international colleagues. But great coworkers and direct manager.

      Cons

      Heavy workload with long working hours and Senior Management puts on a lot of pressure.

      3 people found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Data Opeartions

      Aug 23, 2015 - Data Operations Lead in Research Triangle Park, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Opportunity to be in a face-paced environment where there are multiple opportunities to improve your skills and expertise and work independently

      Cons

      No regard for a work-life balance; salary does not keep up with industry standards and years of experience; senior management does not listen to the operations teams

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Safety physician

      Oct 10, 2017 - Drug Safety Physician in Horsham, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working hours and remote work. Management is okay. Global presence. Employees are very helpful and accommodating. Great learning experience

      Cons

      No vertical or lateral growth, lack of exposure to senior management, lack of mentorship, no bonus, no space for creativity

      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Nice company to work with

      Dec 1, 2020 - Pharmacovigilance Scientist in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great working environment and well qualified staff

      Cons

      Workload and senior management can be bad

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